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February 2020

WUF Training Event: Toolkit for the Ethnographic Study of Space (TESS)

February 8 - February 13
Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center- ADNEC United Arab Emirates + Google Map

Note: Exact day and hour to be confirmed Venue: Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center- ADNEC The Toolkit for the Ethnographic Study of Space (TESS) is an in-depth method for studying the everyday life of a particular public space. It is a qualitative method that helps to understand the meaning and context of urban space. Ethnography—a cultural description of a place—is a way to uncover the cultural rules, beliefs, feelings, and practices that make up public life. It complements quantitative survey and…

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WUF Session: Public Space in the New Urban Agenda

February 8 - February 13
Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center- ADNEC United Arab Emirates + Google Map

The Public Space Research Group will be taking part of the "Public Space in the New Urban Agenda" event. Exact date/time and more information about the event will be posted soon. This session will explore new research findings, strategies, and tools concerning the importance of public space, its creation and maintenance, and current threats and opportunities. It will then examine research into practice for pilot projects, tapping into extensive partnership networks. "Cities of opportunity" - this year's theme of the…

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WUF Session: Stakeholder Roundtable on Older Persons

February 8 - February 13

The Public Space Research Group has been invited to participate in this session of the World Urban Forum 10, taking place in Abu Dhabi. Note: exact time/date/location and more information will be posted soon.   Currently, 8.5% of the current global population is over 65 and it is predicted that by 2050 there will be more over-65s than children under 15. As such, it is clear that older persons must be a major stakeholder group in achieving sustainable urban development.…

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WUF Session: Promoting a culture of healthy public spaces- case studies and key drivers for action

February 8 - February 13

The Public Space Research Group is organizing this session on Public Space and Health. Note: More information, including exact time/date/location, will be published soon. There is a growing recognition of the key relationship between public spaces and health. To illustrate, the World Health Organization has estimated 3.3% of global deaths can be attributed to physical inactivity resulting from poor walkability and lack of access to recreational areas such as parks and playgrounds. However, cities around the world have different cultures…

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