Sebastien Goethals is a Belgian architect and urban planner at Citilinks and Metropolitan Collective. He has dedicated his career to integrated and human-oriented urbanism in urban environments across Europe, Asia, and Africa. His focus on low impact urban mobility and transport inspired his integrated solutions for transportation hubs, public spaces, mixed-used urban redevelopment, and cohesive communities. Based in Shanghai since 2009, he cooperates with local governments, institutes, and universities in China to create healthier and more resilient urban environments. He’s currently conducting research and projects about integrated urbanism and self-sufficient communities in emerging cities in Asia and Africa.
Working with urban issues from a diversity of perspectives, Mitchell Reardon is an urbanist at Metropolitan Collective, informed through urban planning and research. Exploring the potentials for bottom-up holistic urbanism, Mitchell’s interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. This approach centrally focuses on establishing connections among urban social issues, environmental sustainability, public engagement, physical planning and design from the neighbourhood to regional scale, urban economics, walking and biking. Mitchell is a Canadian/Austrian who recently moved back to Vancouver, after 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.