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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

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Key Messages from Buenos Aires conference 2014

The Future of Places is a collaborative platform for research, implementation, networking and advocacy, centred on key issues of public space as a fundamental component of sustainable urban development. This document represents the key messages that arose out of the Future of Places I and II conferences and reflects on the principles of the Global Charter and Draft UN-Habitat Toolkit Read on


Announcing the third Future of Places conference

We are delighted to announce that the third Future of Places conference (FoP III) will be organised 29 June-1 July 2015 in Stockholm at the Elite Hotel Marina Tower. The registration for the conference will open in January 2015. The venue is located in the neighbouring municipality of Nacka and as a part of the Stockholm urban area the municipality Read on


Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

UN-Habitat organised the first Urban Thinkers Campus in Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014 where an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers gathered for the next step in The City We Need process towards building a partner consensus at Habitat III. The Italian Planning Institute (INU) and Biennale of Publuc Space organised two sessions together with a Read on