Our dynamic staff would be delighted to speak at your event. We can speak on a wide range of subjects related to Placemaking and the creation of more livable towns and cities, including:

Prices for speaking engagements depend on the nature of your organization, the event location/timing, and the seniority of the PPS staff member. Please contact Dana Kitzes at (212) 620-5660 for details.

Available Speakers

Fred Kent
President
Keynotes, professional training

Kathy Madden
Senior Vice President
Keynotes, professional training

Steve Davies
Senior Vice President
Keynotes, professional training

David O’Neil
Senior Associate
Keynotes, professional training

Cynthia Nikitin
Vice President
Keynotes, professional training, plenary sessions, workshops

Phil Myrick
Vice President
Keynotes, professional training, plenary sessions, workshops

Meg Walker
Vice President
Keynotes, professional training, plenary sessions, workshops

Ethan Kent
Vice President
Professional training, plenary sessions, workshops, community and student groups

Recent Speaking Engagements

We have been invited to speak by major organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Planning Association (APA), the Prince of Wales Foundation (UK), the National Park Service (NPS), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention, Kalamazoo, MI, September 2009
  • Public Libraries 2020 Symposium, Toronto, Canada, September 2009
  • How to Create Great Public Spaces around Transit, Santiago, Chile, September 2009
  • Imagine Miami Changemaker Conference, Miami, Florida, July 2009
  • Bismarck Parks session on livable communities and community health, Bismarck, ND, June 2009
  • Regional Walkability Workshop, Blind River, Ontario, May 2009
  • Municipalités actives: Ca marche! (Active Cities: It Walks!), Montreal, Canada, April 2009
  • Delange Conference – Transforming the Metropolis, Houston, TX, March 2009
  • Destination Italy: Scenarios, Trends and Strategies to enhance Italian tourism, Turin, Italy, January 2009
  • Future Cities, Annual City of Bergen Conference, Bergen, Norway, November 2008
  • The Hope Institute – Design Imagination for a Better Community, Seoul, Korea, November 2008
  • National Congress on Public Space, Netherlands, November 2008
  • UWalk 21 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, October 2008
  • Nakheel PJSC, Dubai, UAE, October 2008
  • Power of 10 Summit, Fayetville, West Virginia, September 2008
  • Thought Leaders Forum on Placemaking, Melbourne, Australia, July 2008
  • SCUP-43: Discover! Global Perspectives – Local Strategies, Montreal, Canada, July 2008
  • American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 2008
  • World Cities Summit, Singapore, June 2008
  • NYSATE 68th Annual Conference, Building Better Communities through Transportation, May 2008
  • Third Congress for Israeli Urbanism, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2008