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KIRSTEN RITCHIE serves as one of our firm’s leading sustainability ambassadors, championing healthful and forward-thinking design solutions and leading public discussion around innovative and high-performance design and operations. Kirsten’s experience encompasses the workplace, retail, hospitality, education, transportation, aviation and infrastructure sectors; and she is a recognized authority in green product standards and sustainability rating systems (including LEED and LBC). She serves on numerous boards and in other advisory positions, including roles with the Material and Technical Advisory Group at USGBC, Board of Directors of the Green Electronics Council, Board of the Ecological Building Network, and as an advisor to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. Kirsten holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, San Jose.

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OLA SÖDERSTRÖMprofessor of human geography, researcher and editor, based in Geneva

AGNESE LĀCEsenior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration at PROVIDUS, based in Latvia

MART KALMarchitecture historian and critic, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts

ONA LOZURAITYTE & PETRAS ISORAfounders of 'Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture' in Vilnius

MENEESHA KELLAY (MODERATOR)curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London

JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER (MODERATOR)is a Stockholm based writer, curator, editor, designer and broadcaster

IVAN SERGEJEVNarva chief city architect, technology enthusiast and TEDx speaker

KEITI KLJAVINurbanist, operator of the 'Linnalabor' and editor of Estonian Urbanists’ Review

MARKUS SCHAEFERpartner and architect of Zürich based office 'Hosoya Schaefer Architects'

DANIEL UREY (MODERATOR)the head of LABLAB research and design laboratory, based in Stockholm, Sweden

SILLE PIHLAKarchitect and co-founder of PART, PhD fellow at EAA, based in Tallinn

JUSTINIEN TRIBILLONco-founder and editor of Migrant Journal, researcher, based in London

MIKE EMMERIKurbanist and partner at Crimson Historians and Urbanists, based in Amsterdam

KIRSTEN RITCHIEconsulting project director and principal at GENSLER, based in San Francisco

IRENE STRACUZZIgraphic designer and researcher, based in Eindhoven

IGNACIO G. GALÁNarchitect, editor and historian, Ph.D., based in New York

DAINIS BERZINSChairman of the UPB Management Board, based in Latvia

IEVA ILVESadviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy

PETER LANG (MODERATOR)architecture theorist, operating between Scandinavia and Italy

JONAS ŽUKAUSKASarchitect based in Vilnius

INDREK ALLMANNEstonian architect and partner at Pluss Architects