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Urban Innovations Speakers Series Guest Bio: Uwe Brandes, Georgetown University

Uwe S. Brandes has lectured widely on urban design and public space topics. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Landscape Architecture Foundation and EcoDistricts.

He has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban landscape. He is the founding Executive Director of the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning at Georgetown University.

Mr. Brandes served as Senior Vice President at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he directed research and global programs on climate change and sustainable urban development. He is author and executive editor of several major projects for ULI, including The City in 2050, What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy and Getting Ahead of Change. He created ULI’s Climate Change Land Use and Energy (CLUE) initiative and was instrumental in forming the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, ULI’s dedicated market research on buildings and energy.

Meet Mr. Brandes, Mami Hara (General Manager/CEO, Seattle Public Utilities) and Thatcher Bailey (Seattle Parks Foundation) as our guest panelists at our next Urban Innovations Speakers Series event, titled “How can Seattle ‘Grow’ More Outdoor Space?” Click here for more information.