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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


Call for papers

Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its theme “Toward a New Urban Agenda.”  Conference-goers will have an opportunity to shape that agenda by helping to define the critical issues for action,particularly Read on


FoP regional Workshop in Geneva

The workshop “Vital Public Spaces”: Designing and managing public spaces for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities will be organized 24 February 2015 at the UNECE, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. In the line up of speakers you will find the iconic placemaker Jan Gehl from Denmark. Sustainable cities and human settlements, including public spaces, is one of the focus Read on


Speed presentations at Buenos Aires conference

During the Buneos Aires conference 1-3 September, a number of speed presentations informed the audience about different projects around the world. In this session participants representing ten different countries and a variety of professions, showcase the great work they do to promote the importance of public space and contemporary challenges facing the city. Their stories serve as an interpretation of what’s being Read on


Final FoP-conference in Stockholm 29 June – 1 July

The final Future of Places international conference will be held at Elite Marina Tower  in Stockholm, Sweden, 29 June to 1 July 2015. This is the final of three international conferences and it will convene some of the world’s most profound minds and dedicated professionals on the subject ofpublic space, placemaking, place governence. The conference will comprehend plenary and parallel sessions, workshops, discussions, Read on

Academic papers from Buenos Aires conference now published

In the academic sessions at the FoP conference in Buneos Aires 29 peer reviewed academic papers where presented by academics from all around the world. Themes that was covered where: Understanding placemaking as a political and economic process, Understanding the patterns and forms of placemaking, New theoretical insights into placemaking and New placemaking tools and teaching approaches. They are now available in two books: Read on