Stand up for Public Space!

Our message included in the UN Habitat Global Urban Lectures

August 7, 2017
By City Space Architecture

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At the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development held in Quito, Ecuador (2016), our President Luisa Bravo was selected among several scholars all over the world to give a lecture, to be included in the season 4 of UN Habitat Global Urban Lectures, a free resource of video lectures open to use for academic, professional or personal purposes.
The lecture is finally published! This is a great opportunity for us to address public space as one of the most relevant, yet somehow still neglected, topics for sustainable urban development.
City Space Architecture wants to spread awareness on the importance of public space in cities. Join us, join our global campaign, Stand up for Public Space! - www.standupforpublicspace.org


The synopsis of the lecture and a list of reading materials are available here: https://unhabitat.org/stand-up-for-public-space-luisa-bravo/


With over 100,000 views, UN Habitat Global Urban Lectures are the most viewed videos of UN Habitat. Every 15 min video lecture documents sustainable urban development knowledge of urban experts associated with UN Habitat and shares it across UN Habitat’s wide partner base across the globe. These lectures are part of Habitat UNI, which is UN Habitat’s partnership with universities worldwide. UNI (previously HPUI – Habitat Partner University Initiative) was introduced as a means of promoting cooperation between UN Habitat and institutions of higher education, as well as facilitating exchange and cooperation among universities globally. UNI promotes universities becoming closer partners of cities, actively engaged in problem solving, thus closing the gap between academia and practice and encouraging collaborative learning. UNI promotes and facilitates the dissemination of educational and research products of its members and involve scholars, researchers and students in a number of activities. The collaborations aspire to create the next generation of urban leaders, managers, researchers and practitioners. UN Habitat acts as a catalyst, facilitating partnerships between universities and other agenda partners.

For more info regarding UNI Habitat: http://uni.unhabitat.org/

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Stand up for Public Space! is a global campaign, you can be part of it! Visit the website, read instructions on how to participate and share with us your favourite public space.
This is the global campaign: http://www.standupforpublicspace.org/

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Stand up for Public Space! was a networking event held at the Habitat III conference, that we coordinated in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, LASE+CityUrb in Ecuador and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
A full report of the event is published on our The Journal of Public Space: https://www.journalpublicspace.org/article/view/61

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