Future of Places Conference: Public Life in the Favelas

August 12th, 2015


By: Rio On Watch

This is the transcript of a presentation given by Jessica Goodenough at the Future of Places conference in Stockholm in June and July, 2015. The conference gathered participants from all over the world, brought together by their passion for public spaces and placemaking, and their desire to influence Habitat III for a better urban future. This presentation condenses Jessica’s research on public spaces and public life in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, which was conducted with Catalytic Communities in 2014 during her pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Territorial Development.

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