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Co-Founder of Hector, Designer & Urban Planner

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 Damon Rich Biography

Damon Rich is a designer and urban planner creating strategies to help residents exercise power within the public and private processes that shape our cities. Trained as an architect, he is committed to enlivening bureaucratic systems and applies a democratic approach to a wide range of projects, including designs for public spaces and exhibitions, civics curricula, and regulatory systems.

In 1997, Rich founded the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and, in collaboration with a group of other educators, advocates, artists, and architects, developed a roster of programs to engage community-based organizations and public school students in explorations of such topics as tenant rights, affordable housing, and infrastructure design.

He served as chief urban designer and director of planning (2008–2015) for Newark, New Jersey, a city marked by decades of disinvestment and sustained by traditions of political activism. There he worked with long-standing advocates like Ironbound Community Corporation to begin transforming Newark's waterfront along the Passaic River with public parks, trails, and environmental installations. He also engaged a citywide coalition of neighborhood-based organizations in replacing Newark's unwieldy and outdated zoning and land-use regulations with a user-friendly version (the first revision in over fifty years) based upon goals of environmental justice and accountable development.

In 2015, Rich co-founded (with Jae Shin) the independent design studio Hector in order to expand the reach of his practice, and he is currently at work on projects in Newark, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Attuned to the many competing interests at play in the urban planning process, Rich's work celebrates visions of communities and residents who are often excluded and advances the roles of design and democracy in civic decisions about urban change.

Rich attended Deep Springs College and received a B.A. (1997) from Columbia University. He has taught architecture and planning courses at Harvard University, Barnard College, Syracuse University, and Columbia University and co-authored the book Street Value: Shopping, Planning, and Politics on Fulton Street (2010). His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Newark Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Damon Rich

Co-Founder of Hector, Designer & Urban Planner

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Damon Rich Biography

Damon Rich is a designer and urban planner creating strategies to help residents exercise power within the public and private processes that shape our cities. Trained as an architect, he is committed to enlivening bureaucratic systems and applies a democratic approach to a wide range of projects, including designs for public spaces and exhibitions, civics curricula, and regulatory systems.

In 1997, Rich founded the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and, in collaboration with a group of other educators, advocates, artists, and architects, developed a roster of programs to engage community-based organizations and public school students in explorations of such topics as tenant rights, affordable housing, and infrastructure design.

He served as chief urban designer and director of planning (2008–2015) for Newark, New Jersey, a city marked by decades of disinvestment and sustained by traditions of political activism. There he worked with long-standing advocates like Ironbound Community Corporation to begin transforming Newark's waterfront along the Passaic River with public parks, trails, and environmental installations. He also engaged a citywide coalition of neighborhood-based organizations in replacing Newark's unwieldy and outdated zoning and land-use regulations with a user-friendly version (the first revision in over fifty years) based upon goals of environmental justice and accountable development.

In 2015, Rich co-founded (with Jae Shin) the independent design studio Hector in order to expand the reach of his practice, and he is currently at work on projects in Newark, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Attuned to the many competing interests at play in the urban planning process, Rich's work celebrates visions of communities and residents who are often excluded and advances the roles of design and democracy in civic decisions about urban change.

Rich attended Deep Springs College and received a B.A. (1997) from Columbia University. He has taught architecture and planning courses at Harvard University, Barnard College, Syracuse University, and Columbia University and co-authored the book Street Value: Shopping, Planning, and Politics on Fulton Street (2010). His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Newark Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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  • HECTOR (Jae Shin & Damon Rich) - YouTube
    Feb 22, 2019 ... Hector is an urban design, planning & civic arts practice led by Jae Shin and Damon Rich. We work on designs for public places,...
  • Designer and Urban Planner Damon Rich | 2017 MacArthur Fellow ...
  • Damon Rich - Earth Optimism Summit 2017 - YouTube

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  • How to book Damon Rich?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Damon Rich for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Damon Rich, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Damon Rich or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Damon Rich?

    Booking fees for Damon Rich, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Damon Rich, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Damon Rich?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Damon Rich for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Damon Rich for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Damon Rich or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Damon Rich or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Damon Rich is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Damon Rich for your event is available upon request. Damon Rich generally travels from Newark, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are George Elvin, Kate Orff, Rami Nashashibi, Charles Kelley and Adam Greenfield. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Damon Rich for an upcoming event.

Damon Rich Speaker Videos

  • HECTOR (Jae Shin & Damon Rich) - YouTube
    Feb 22, 2019 ... Hector is an urban design, planning & civic arts practice led by Jae Shin and Damon Rich. We work on designs for public places, neighborhood ...
    Designer and Urban Planner Damon Rich | 2017 MacArthur Fellow ...
  • Damon Rich - Earth Optimism Summit 2017 - YouTube

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