Public Space

UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
David Hatch March 22, 2017
A first-ever summit on cities and data this week adopted a declaration promoting “city data as the universal language”.
Brendon Bosworth March 10, 2017
A key proposal on value capture failed after months of debate on the city’s landmark constitution. But the document does put in place potentially significant mechanisms.
Emilio Godoy February 17, 2017
An interview with the filmmakers behind ‘The Quito Papers’.
Gregory Scruggs January 25, 2017

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the park would double as a recreational space and natural habitat, Kansas City’s official website says. 

November 1, 2016
Upgrades to parks and public spaces are seen as a lasting legacy from a four-day conference.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 17, 2016
The priority given to place and public space in the Habitat III strategy marks an important shift for the global development community. But the New Urban Agenda is still playing catch-up to how communities, practitioners are mobilizing on this issue.
Annah MacKenzie and Nathan Storring October 10, 2016
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalized this month, we suggest one addition.
Kristie Daniel and Jess Beagley October 3, 2016
The Habitat III strategy makes a strong connection between health, accessibility, inclusion and cycling. But it’s missing the concrete action that could make real the transformative change it seeks.
Zoé Kruchten October 3, 2016

Cities are passing laws that require growth to be upward, taxing unoccupied dwellings and adding buffers to limit expansion, Apolitical reports. 

August 30, 2016

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.
The issue is likely to receive significant consideration, particularly around public space — more so than at previous Habitat conferences.
April 5, 2016
The city's Public Space Authority is unique in Latin America and a model for cities around the world.
Gregory Scruggs March 31, 2016
For the critical issues of urban planning, land markets and public space, the Habitat III process must recognize the importance of participation by all.
Juan Pablo Duhalde March 29, 2016
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