24. Pop - Ups on Placemaking

Art And Citizens Participation

Location: El Ejido Park, under the Paraboloide

Pop-Up Talks on Placemaking are public dialogues for people involving a broad range of urban voices. The talks will highlight the role of the public realm and local placemaking as a key forum and factor in securing cities for all and fostering housing for all. The talks will bring Conference’s key debates into the public spaces of the city. The Pop-up Talks will address impacts, indicators and implementation of public space and placemaking strategies; cross-cutting collaborations between public, private and civil sectors of societies; agile urban leadership and processes of participatory urban governance. Placemaking, urban life and urban livability depend on local contexts and the talks aim at proposing fruitful thoughts both for the local community of Quito and international audience, inciting everybody to act as implementation agents of UN SDG’s and a New Urban Agenda for the Cities We Need.