TEDx: Peter Rummell: Placemaking Meets Healthmaking

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The opportunity to combine useful and friendly technology with a fun physical environment is begging to be done. Rummell will talk about the marriage of development, healthy living and technology. We must start creating cutting-edge living environments that are willing to adapt and change; we must be open to placemaking where you can live life to its fullest potential. MetroJacksonville is very proud to be a media sponsor of TEDxJacksonville. This great video of Peter Rummell is from TEDxJacksonville 2015!

Peter Rummell has been active in the real estate development industry for over 40 years, creating some of the most recognized and interesting projects in the world. His career began in real estate in 1971 with the Sea Pines Company, developers of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Amelia Island, Florida. In 1977, he became general manager of Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for the Arvida Corporation. He joined the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation in New York as vice chairman in 1983, leaving in 1985 to become president of Disney Development Company. Disney Development Company and Walt Disney Imagineering, the company’s design and creative division responsible for theme park development, were later merged and Rummell became chairman of the combined group, Walt Disney Imagineering. He is also the founding board chair and chief patron of One Spark, the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx