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Future of Places Key Messages

(open for comments and inputs until 1 August 2015) Over the course of 3 years, the Future of Places partners and participants have reflected the importance of public space as the connective matrix on which healthy and prosperous cities grow. To prevent this issue from being overlooked in the negotiations surrounding the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Third United Read on

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76 countries represented at Urban Thinkers Campus

438 individuals from 344 organisations ranging from 76 are participating in the Urban Thinkers Campus “Public Space in the New Urban Agenda” organized by the Future of Places 29 June – 1 July 2015 in Stockholm. The campus will draw on the earlier experience and knowledge of the Future of Places forum for public space. In joining efforts with other Read on

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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

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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

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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

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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