City Space Architecture meets the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur

February 7, 2018
By City Space Architecture

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City Space Architecture has been selected to be part of the upcoming Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), taking place on 7-13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, convened by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. This ninth session has been recognized by the General Assembly resolution 70/210 as the first session to have a thematic focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, held in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016. 

City Space Architecture is among 200 selected exhibitors from 50 countries! We have an exhibition space at the main venue of the Forum, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, besides the Petronas Towers. The title of our exhibition is 'We the people, We the public Space', promoted in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and Thammasat University (Thailand). The curator of the exhibition is our President Dr Luisa Bravo in collaboration with our Honorary Members Dr Mirko Guaralda, Prof. Hendrik Tieben and Dr Manfredo Manfredini, and with Winyu Ardrugsa and Jarunee Pimonsathean from UDDI Thammasat University. The organizational manager of our exhibition space is our co-founder Valerio Francia. We are showcasing our international projects on public space, including our successful The Journal of Public Space, and we are motivated to spread information about our networking activities and events with global partners, engaging more people on our campaign 'Stand up for Public Space!', that we launched at the Habitat III conference in Quito. 

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Here is the full list of City Space Architecture's events at the 9th World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where our President Luisa Bravo and our Honorary Members Mirko Guaralda, Hendrik Tieben and Manfredo Manfredini are engaged as speakers.

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Saturday 10 February 2018, 11.00am-2.00pm, room 408
Sunday 11 February 2018, 9.00am-1.00pm, City Council of Kuala Lumpur, Tower 1
Training event: 'Public Space for City Leaders', promoted by UCLG Asia Pacific, Indonesia.

Speakers: Cecilia Andersson (UN-Habitat), Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Italy), Mirko Guaralda (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Ethan Kent (Project for Public Spaces, USA), David Sagita, Viola Petrella (UCLG ASPAC) and more.
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Saturday 10 February 2018, 3.00-5.00pm, room 306
Networking eventGive Us Space! Augmented public space geographies in the changing public/private relationships, promoted by University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Speakers: Manfredo Manfredini (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Italy), Mirko Guaralda (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Hendrik Tieben (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Greg Mews (Urban Synergies Group, Australia) and more.

Saturday 10 February 2018, 5.00-7.00pm, AFINUA room
Special session: Public Space and the New Urban Agenda: research into implementation, promoted by The Future of Places (Ax:son Johnson Foundation), Sweden.
Moderator: Michael Mehaffy, Project Leader, KTH Centre for the Future of Places
Speakers:
Laura Petrella (Leader of the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit, UN-Habitat), Kyle Farrell (Visiting Faculty, Harvard University, USA), Setha Low (Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Psychology, Public Space Research Group, City University of New York), Hai Dinh Dang (Senior Project Officer, Livable Cities Project, HealthBridge Vietnam), Ibrahim Maiga (Coordinator, Peaceful Roads, Niger).
Front Row Participants:
Ethan Kent (Vice-President, Project for Public Spaces, USA), Luisa Bravo (Co-Editor of The Journal of Public Space, City Space Architecture, Italy), Mirko Guaralda (Co-Editor of The Journal of Public Space, Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Ben Bolgar (Senior Director, The Prince's Foundation for Building Community, UK) and more.


Sunday 11 February 2018, 9.00-11.00pm, room 406
Networking eventShaping healthy cities for and with children, promoted by Urban Synergies Group, Australia
Speakers: Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Italy), Ms Joyati Das (Human Rights Advocate and Senior Advisor to World Vision International), Manfredo Manfredini (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Robyn Monro-Miller (President of the International Play Association), Gregor H. Mews (Founder & Director, Urban Synergies Group as well as University of Canberra, Australia), Bryony Cooper (Sustainable Transport Policy Expert), Hendrik Tieben (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong).

Sunday 11 February 2018, 3.00-5.00pm, room 402
Networking event: We the public space: strategies to deal with inequalities in order to achieve inclusive and sustainable urban environments, promoted by City Space Architecture, Italy
Speakers: Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Italy) Mirko Guarlda (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Hendrik Tieben (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Manfredo Manfredini (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Luis Artieda (World Enabled/Pineda Foundation), Abner Manlapaz (Life Haven Independent Living, Philippines), Gregor Mews (Urban Synergies Group, Australia), Winyu Ardrugsa (Thammasat University, Thailand), Katherine Kline (General Assembly of Partners Older Persons), Jarunee Pimonsathean (Thammasat University, Thailand).

Sunday 11 February 2018, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Next City World Stage, Hall 4, booth 134
Parallel event: Smart City, Just City: Working towards a New Paradigm, promoted by IHC Global, USA
Speakers: Judith Hermanson (President and CEO, IHC Global), Tom Dallessio (President, CEO, and Publisher, Next City), Luisa Bravo (President, CitySpace Architecture), Catherine Pugh (Mayor of Baltimore - via video message) Ahmed Eiweida (Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank).

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Sunday 11 February 2018, 5:00 - 6:00pm, room 409

Side event: The Public Realm for Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainabilitypromoted by Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), USA

Speakers: Lance Jay Brown and Theodore Liebman (Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, New York, USA), Achva Benzinberg Stein, Katherine Kline (SERR & Co-Chair GAP Older Persons), Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Italy), Robert Wong.

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Monday 12 February 2018, 2:00-3:00pm, room 409
Monday 12 Febraury 2018, 5.00-6.00pm, Next City World Stage
Side event: How the New Urban Agenda, SDG#11 and age friendly cities can improve lives of urban older residents, promoted by General Assembly of Partners (GAP) Older persons Partner Constituent Group

SpeakersKatherine Kline (SERR & Co-Chair GAP Older Persons), Sion Jones (HelpAge International & Co-Chair GAP Older Persons), Tengku Aizan Hamid (Malaysian Academic), Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture), Emily Tjale (South African Activist).

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Tuesday 13 February 2018, 9.00-11.00am, room 306
Networking event: How the role of small Cities, as envisaged by the New Urban Agenda, can be realised? promoted by Nagrika, India.
Speakers: 

Arsen Karapetyan (Executive Director, Development Solutions Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia), Edgar Mulwanda (Assistant Director, Public Health Department, City Council, Lusaka, Zambia), Jeffrey Soules (Director, American Planning Association, Washinton DC, USA), Luisa Bravo (Founder and President, City Space Architecture, Bologna, Italy), Monika Mansson (Project Manager, Environment Department, City of Malmo, Sweden), Marco Kusumawijaya (Senior Advisor, RUJAK Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia), Tarun Sharma, Director, Nagrika, Dehradun, India.

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