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Discussion » Some interesting links to follow. They could be useful to catch up with public space agenda. What are you sources to keep yourself up-to-date? Please feel free to propose any suggestions and we’ll add them below.

Some interesting links to follow. They could be useful to catch up with public space agenda. What are you sources to keep yourself up-to-date? Please feel free to propose any suggestions and we’ll add them below.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.  Web | Twitter

 

Future of Places forum is arranged and financed by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson foundation and has as collaborative partners UN Habitat and Project for Public Spaces. The proposed purpose of the forum is to indicate the importance of public space and placemaking in city planning at Habitat III 2016. Web | Twitter

 

HABITAT III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. Web | Twitter

 

World Urban Campaign, coordinated by UN HABITAT, is the advocacy & partnership platform, designed to promote a positive vision for sustainable urbanization. Web | Twitter

 

Citiscope is a web site where journalists report on innovations in cities worldwide. It is designed to serve public officials, administrators and decision makers of cities worldwide, as well as the broader world of problem solvers and change makers from business, non-profits, academia, neighborhoods, foundations and the media – all and any sharing a stake in the urban future. Web | Twitter

   

Citylab leads the conversation on building and living in the smart urban centers. From transportation and housing to technology and design to politics and entertainment, the site explores the trends shaping urbanization. Web | Twitter

 

Open Streets Project is an advocacy project led by The Street Plans Collaborative. With more than 100 documented initiatives in North America, they temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. With more than 70 documented initiatives in North America, open streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. Web | Twitter

 

8 80 Cities is a Canadian non-profit organization aiming to improve the quality of life for people in cities by bringing citizens together to enhance mobility and public space for more vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities. Web | Twitter

 

Gehl Architects; having studios in CPH, NY and SF they focus on how the built environment connects to people’s quality of life. Web | Twitter

   

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works with cities worldwide to design and implement sustainable transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable. Web | Twitter

 

Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines. Web | Twitter

 

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) helps create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop, and get around. Web | Twitter

 

Studio X is a global network for sharing ideas and projects about the built environment, run by Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Web | Twitter

 

Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Web | Twitter

 

Sidewalk Labs work with cities to develop technology that solves big urban problems Web | Twitter 

 

Streetsblog is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities. Web | Twitter

 

URB.im is a global community working for just and inclusive cities. It connects practitioners in 23 cities and throughout the world to establish an international community of practice and learning, sharing ideas and experiences in order to innovate, replicate, and scale working solutions to the problem of urban poverty.  Web | Twitter

 

Cities Alliance is a global partnership to promote and strengthen the role of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Web | Twitter

 

Parksify is a community of writers who focus on stories relating to public spaces including urban parks and planning. Web | Twitter