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Future of Places conference is now fully booked

The Future of Places Conference 29 June to 1 July 2015 is now more than fully booked. More than 400 people from 60 nations will participate and create a suggestion for a New Public Space Agenda that will be delivered to the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador 2016. We wish you all most welcome to Stockholm. There will be Read on


Public Space in the New Urban Agenda

Future of Places has recently joined the World Urban Campaign (WUC). The Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) “Public Space in the New Urban Agenda” 29 June – 1 July in Stockholm will be the Future of Places’ first contribution to the campaign with purpose to influence Habitat III (the The World Urban Campaign is a global partnership platform gathering a wide Read on

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Outcome of PrepCom2

The second Preparatory Committee for Habitat III taking place in Nairobi 14-16 April took several decisions on process and timing. Close to 800 participants from 90 countries attended the important meeting. Stakeholders and partners discussed the most important topics for the New Urban Agenda in 36 side events and 21 exhibitors demonstrated their work around the world. The Future of Read on


FoP to PrepComII and GC25 in Nairobi

The Future of Places will attend the Second Preparatory Committee of the Habitat III Conference (PrepComII) 14-16 April and the 25th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (GC25) 17-23 April at UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi. The Future of Places will present an exhibition throughout the period highlighting the importance of public space in the Read on


Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen to FoP III

The Future of Places Conference III is pleased to announce that sociologists Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett will be Keynote Speakers. Richard Sennett is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett has written about cities, labor and culture. He has studied social ties in cities, Read on


Bruce Katz to speak on FoP III

Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director of Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Washington will speak on the coming FoP III-conference in June about Innovations districts and places. He is the co-author of the book “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (with Jennifer Bradley). Katz regularly advises federal, state, regional and municipal leaders on policy reforms Read on


FoP III hosting second UN Urban Thinkers Campus

The third and final Future of Places conference will host the second Urban Thinkers Campus “Public Space in the New Urban Agenda” in Stockholm 29 June – 1 July 2015. The Urban Thinkers Campus is an official gathering of the World Urban Campaign of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in preparation for the third United Nations Conference on Read on