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Well-attended conference in Buenos Aires

The second Future of Places conference brought together 300 people from 40+ countries, who were interested in advancing the public space agenda. The conference consisted of a range of sessions including plenary discussions, academic sessions, practical workshops and discussion forums as well as key events throughout the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. Of particular interest was the fact that the Read on

Fully booked

The Buenos Aires conference now fully booked

The second Future of Places conference, that will take place in Buenos Aires 1-3 September, is now fully booked. 320 people from more than 50 nations will participate in this effort to rally support for better urban policy’s. 27 academic papers are accepted and will be presented at the conference. Workshops will be led of several institutions like Congress for Read on


Impressive statements from New York Mayor

With inspiration from Swedens concept about “Vision Zero” Mayor Bill de Blasio announces this bold statement about the future security of the streets in New York. It seems that New York in the future will be more famous for its transformation of the streets from transport corridors to public spaces than for its skyscrapers: “The primary mission of government is to Read on


Future of Places at WUF7: Public Spaces in Favelas and Slums

As part of the Future of Places (FoP) conference series – highlighting the need for inclusive public space when designing a new urban agenda for the 21st century- the FoP event titled Public Spaces in Favelas and Slums left its mark during the Seventh session of the World Urban Forum (Wednesday, 9 April 2014).  WUF 7 brought together over 22,000 Read on


Future of Places Conference i Australia

Lord Mayors from left to right: Brisbane, Graham Quirk; Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim; Melbourne, Robert Doyle; Sydney, Clover Moore; Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood; Hobart, Damon Thomas; Perth Lisa Scaffidi Place Leaders Asia Pacific hosted a Future of Places conference In March 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. Nearly 200 delegates – from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, the USA and Scandinavia converged on The Sanctuary, an inner-city convention establishment, adjacent the Read on


Future of Places to WUF7 Medellín

The Future of Places is participating in the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia 5-11 April. 25.000 people have registered in this year’s forum dedicated to Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life. Together with Slum Dwellers International and ICLEI we are organizing the networking event “Future of Places – Public Spaces in Favelas and Slums”, Wednesday 9 Read on

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Call for papers

The Second Future of Places Conference: “Streets as Public Spaces” 1-3 September 2014 * Buenos Aires, Argentina Following the 2013 Future of Places conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Ax:son Johnson Foundation, together with its partners UN-Habitat and Project for Public Spaces, are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The theme of the 2014 conference, “Streets as Public Spaces,” Read on