5 lessons for community-focused planning during a pandemic
The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rethink on the methods and tools to best engage local communities in the planning process.
By investigating innovation through design Abel has worked alongside communities globally to improve outcomes in the built environment. A recipient of the 10th Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Award, he is a Norman Foster Foundation Scholar, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an Advisor to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH).
With a strong interest in city futures he has worked on large scale infrastructure, city planning, and sustainable urban development projects in the international studios of Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo), Foster + Partners (London), and the Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid), collaborated on human centred codesign research with the Australian Urban Design Research Center (Perth) and taught at the University of Western Australia’s School of Design.