Architecture and the Edges of Public Space: Tools and Strategies for a New Urban Agenda

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March 1, 2022

Dhiru Thadani of Thadani Architec + Urbanists, Michael Mehaffy of International Making Cities Livable, Luisa Bravo of the Journal of Public Space, and Peter Elmlund, Director of Urban City Research and Future of Places at Ax:son Johnson Foundation, met for a discussion on the New Urban Agenda, the document of the Habitat III conference that was adopted by all 193 countries of the United Nations. Its provisions closely parallel those of the Charter of the New Urbanism, particularly in the emphasis on a well-structured, walkable public realm. In particular, how can we improve the quality of the public realm to make it more lively, active and walkable? And in particular, how must we re-conceive the role of architecture, away from creating object-buildings, toward a more collaborative form of placemaking? This session is part of a partnership between CNU and the International Making Cities Livable, leading up to CNU 30 in OKC in March and the IMCL conference in Paris in May.

This webinar is available for 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded.

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