Scott Burnham delivering the keynote on maximizing available urban resources at MIPIM Global Mayors Think Tank, Cannes, France

My talks and keynotes are catalysts of resourceful ideas, strategies and approaches to enable cities and institutions achieve more with their existing assets.

From creative strategy to employing circular economy principles and repurposing existing urban structures, surfaces and systems for new use, I provide first-hand global experience, research and positive, results-based concepts to show how cities and institutions can leverage what is already at hand for maximum benefit.

To discuss how my talk could be a catalyst for resourceful change in your city or institution, please contact me.

Selected listing of lectures and talks:

Transform Oslo
Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
Oslo, Norway

Urban Equity
White Architects
Malmö, Sweden

The City As An Innovation Platform For Circular Economy
Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
Oslo, Norway

Unlocking the Potential of Existing Urban Assets
American Planning Association Keynote
Chicago, IL

Reprogramming Lodz
Lodz Design Festival
Lodz, Poland

Reprogramming the City
ArkDes Conference
Stockholm, Sweden

Reprogramming Stockholm
City of Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Making A City
Dome of Visions
Copenhagen, Denmark

Reflections on Resilience
World Bank
Washington, DC

How to Operate on a City
Wentworth Institute
Boston, MA

Leveraging the Potential of Existing Urban Assets
MIPIM Mayor’s Think Tank
Cannes, France

Five Principles for Future Urban Infrastructure
MIPIM Keynote
Cannes, France

Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure
BSA Space | Boston Society of Architects
Boston, MA

Design for the future connectivity in the city
ARUP NYC
New York, NY

Trust and the Design of Public Spaces and Services
Design Public
Delhi, India

The City as a Platform
Interactive Architecture Symposium
London, UK

Urban Creative and Economic Catalysts
Urban Research for European Policy Conference
Amsterdam, NL

Trust and the Internet of Things
PICNIC: Urban Futures
Amsterdam, NL

Trust Design
Milan Design Fair
Milan, Italy

The Future of the City
Symposium Address
Chicago, US

Narrative in Contemporary Design Practice
Keynote Address
London, UK

Design Academy Eindhoven
Guest Lecture: “Can you Design Trust?”
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Superstadt Symposium
Keynote: “Open Strategies for Designing the Urban”
Linz, Austria

International Conference La città senza nome
Conference Keynote
Bari, Italy

Design Hacking
IKEA Norway HQ
Oslo, Norway

Hacking Design: Folly, Theft, or New Democratic Dawn
Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA)
London, UK

Open Source Cultural Systems
Eyebeam
New York City, USA

Conference on the Creative Future of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Lloyd Hotel Cultural Embassy
Amsterdam, NL

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, USA

World Urban Development Congress
Riga, Latvia

Ecole Speciale d’Architecture
Paris, France

Hacking Reality
Platform 21
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visiting Professor
Design International Masterclass: Urban Intervention as Design Process
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
Montreal, Canada

Closing Keynote Address
Charged Circuits Curatorial Practice Conference

Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

Open Culture
ARCO
Madrid, Spain

Visiting Lecturer
Creative Practice for Narrative Environments
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London, UK

Urban Play: the new creative city
Tendances Design: creativity sans frontieres
Ex-Centris
Montreal, Canada

Re-defining the creative city
NESTA sponsored Lecture
Design Event 07
Newcastle UK

Inspiration in the Margins
Keynote
Transforma AC
Torres Vedras, Portugal

Gesprachsreihe Der offentliche Raum der Stadt
Die Fabrikanten
Linz, Austria

Cultural Leadership Keynote

Transforma AC
Torres Vedras, Portugal

Contemporary Creative China
Urbis
Manchester UK

Urban Gaia: The self-curating city
London Architecture Week
London UK

Interactive Urban Environments
Cityscape Conference on Urban Design
London UK

Creative Catalysts
Urban Research for European Policy Conference
De Balie
Amsterdam NL

Shrinking Cities Evening
Guest Speaker and Panel Chair
Goethe Institute
London UK

The VJ of the Everyday: Physically Remixing the Urban Visual
Conference Plenary Lecture
Visualising The City Symposium
University of Manchester
Manchester UK

Urban Cultural Tourism keynote
CulturMed
Catania, Italy