TEDxBristol 2011 took place on Thursday 8th September 2011, at the MSHED Museum, in Bristol, South West England. Find more of our talks, the videos, the audio and the TEDxBristol experience, online at: www.tedxbristol.com Speaker Profile TIA KANSARA link: tedxbristol.com Tia Kansara is currently a business woman, Ph.D. researcher, and sustainability activist. She is the founder and director of Kansara Hackney Ltd., a partnership with Dr Rod Hackney (Past President: Royal Institute of British Architects). Tia has presented at the World Health Platform, McGill University; Indian School of Structure and Planning with the prestigious architect Mr Jai Bhalla; and Musashi Institute of Technology with the Vice President of the Japanese Institute of Architects, Kazuo Iwamura. Tia has lead her own workshops at the Biennale in both Costa Rica and Cuba under the patronage of the UIA (Internationale Union des Architects) as well as the Archibhat in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire sponsored by the Mayor of Cocody. She has presented her work at the Royal Geographic Society, ARUP and the European Parliament on the future of cities. In 2010 she began her Ph.D. at University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture, on the theme of sustainable cities. She has worked alongside Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and an international architectural firm, Fosters and Partners, to research the future design of sustainable cities. At present she ...

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