• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Driving the New Urban Agenda through Public Space

    Side Events
    Venue: R11
    Lead Organization:
    • Project For Public Spaces.
    Partner Organizations:
    • The World Bank,
    • The Future Of Places,
    • Cape Town Partnership,
    • The Urban Vision,
    • Urbanista,
    • Municipality Of Quito,
    • Rujak Center For Urban Studies.

    This event will report on the proceedings of Placemaking Week, an international gathering held a month before Habitat III where practitioners proposed, debated and learned how the New Urban Agenda can be implemented through the community-led design and management of public space. This discussion will not only explore the role of public space itself in the New Urban Agenda, but also how so many other issues converge in our public spaces, from inclusion to safety to governance to economic development to resilience. Because of this convergence, public spaces are one of the most important leverage points—or linchpins—for sustainable urban development. Reflecting the many voices brought together at Placemaking Week, this panel of internationally renowned placemakers will share their thoughts on how best to fulfill the promise of the New Urban Agenda.