Blog » Urbanscapes Symposium: Public Spaces for City Transformation
An Urbanscapes Symposium of the World Bank was organized by the Urbanscapes Group April 5-6, 2016 in Washington D.C. The symposium titled “Public Spaces for City Transformation” brought together experts, practitioners and users from different countries and backgrounds to review and discuss existing tools and approaches in implementing good public urban spaces, and to share their experiences from the field. It was attended by more than 150 participants from different sectors in total and saw 18 external speakers, many of which are prominent experts in their fields. The two-day event focused on the key themes of place-led developments, public space and streetscape transformation, urban places for economic development, measuring and innovating urban spaces, safer and inclusive public spaces; and concluded with a session on how to operationalize Urbanscapes in World Bank projects. Attached you could find symposium agenda and speaker bios.