It is our pleasure to invite you to the second of the arctalks, the public lecture series sponsored by the Department of Architecture at KIST.

This wednsday, we will hear from Dr Donna Rubinoff about producing space in kigali: Designing and building Kigali's Institutions of Sustainable Urbanism.

Dr. Rubinoff will discuss her job as Senior Advisor in Sustainable Urbanism for the City of Kigali, the challenges she faces and the approaches she uses to translate urban plans into reality. 
She will explain how she strategically chooses, designs and develops the institutions that produce sustainable urban landscapes, space and place. 
In doing so, she will explain why a diverse professional background helps and why geographical theory is invaluable to solving urban design problems. 
She will illustrate with three examples drawn from Kigali Affordable Housing, Streetscape/Public Realm Design and ICT/E-Governance. 

Dr. Rubinoff has over 30 years of experience as an urban planner and designer, landscape architect and development geographer. She has worked in the private sector, as a public sector planner, and as a university professor. Most recently, she has been the Senior Advisor in Strategic Sustainable Urban Development for the City of Kigali, consulting on special projects for the City including Affordable Housing Policy and Strategy, Streetscape/Public Realm projects, and ICT systems for urbanization. During 2011 she was Senior Advisor in Urban Planning to the City of Kigali. Previously, with OZ Architecture (2006 to 2011) she was the Project Director for the Kigali Sub Areas Plans (Kinyinya Town Center, Masaka Sector, Kimihurura Urban Center and Rebero Resort/Conference Center).

Please join us Wednesday 3rd October at 5:00pm in FAED Classroom 2 for the lecture.
We hope to find you all there.

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