- The Future of Places (Ax:son Johnson Foundation)
- Healthbridge, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Project for Public Spaces, UN-Habitat
Public Space in the New Urban Agenda: Research Into Implementation
The New Urban Agenda contains nine paragraphs that deal with the key role of public spaces as "drivers of social and economic development," "enhancing safety and security, favoring social and inter-generational interaction and the appreciation of diversity" as well as "promoting walkability and cycling towards improving health and well- being." But the challenge of implementation remains -- particularly the challenge of assembling knowledge, and systems for knowledge sharing and action in specific (often quite varied) localities.
This networking session will bring key partners together who are now implementing aspects of the New Urban Agenda, and working to assemble knowledge-sharing and dissemination platforms as called for in the implementation sections of the New Urban Agenda.
The session is hosted by the Future of Places, a collaborative partnership of Ax:son Johnson Foundation, KTH University and other partners, aimed at research, implementation, networking and advocacy, and centered on key issues of public space as a fundamental component of sustainable urban development. The four-year forum has brought together over 1,500 researchers, practitioners, officials and activists, representing more than 700 organizations, 275 cities and 100 countries from all around the world.