Susan Silberberg, a city planner and author, has been teaching at MIT for over a decade. She speaks around the world and is available for speaking engagements on placemaking, urban design, arts and cultural development, and urban revitalization. She is the lead author of Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities (MIT, 2013), and Pretext securitization of Boston’s public realm after 9/11: Motives, actors and a role for planners in “Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World” (Routledge, 2013). Susan spoke at 2014 Chicago Ideas Week and presented a TEDx talk on placemaking in November 2014.

For information regarding speaking engagements, contact Susan Silberberg at 617-475-0554, or email susan (at) civicmoxie (dot) com.

Speaking Engagements

National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, DC: “Open to the Public,” September 2019

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Manchester, NH: “Housing, Economic Development, and the Value of Place,” November 2017

Royal Technical Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: “Community Engagement and Equity in Placemaking,” May 2017

University of Oklahoma Placemaking Conference, Norman, OK: “Planning Ideas to Action: How to Make it Happen,” May 2016

Second Annual Pyle Urban Lecture at the Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, OH: “Placemaking and your Community,” October 2015

Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation, Ashtabula, OH: “Places in the Making,” June 2015

UN Economic Counsel for Europe, Geneva, February 2015

TEDxBeaconStreet, Boston, MA: “Want Global Chang? Get Local!,” November 2014

ABX Boston,Boston, MA, October 2014

ArtWeek Boston, Boston, MA, October 2014

Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, IL: “Forming a Revolution from the Ground Up,”  –Places and Spaces: Location, Location, Location, October 2014

AIANYC, New York City, September 2014

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden: “The Art and Science of Placemaking,” June 2014

New Hampshire Planners Association, June 2014

Go Places Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI, April 2014

AIGANY Design Relief South Street Seaport, March 22, 2014

Foundation for Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico: “Placemaking,” November 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA: “Places in the Making,” October 2013

Mashable Social Good Summit, New York City: “What’s Your Place in the World?,” September 2013

WNYC Leonard Lopate Show, New York City: “Architecture, Public Planning, and Security,” September 2011

Boston Society of Architects Design and the Public Lecture Series, Boston, MA: “The Secure City: Changes in the Perceptions and Design of Boston Public Space Post 9/11,” April 2007