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Troy Simpson presents: Public space in the smart city: Navigating the ambiguities of emerging digital infrastructure

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Troy Simpson presenting, Public space in the smart city: Navigating the ambiguities of emerging digital infrastructure.   As public spaces become increasingly “smart,” the sometimes connected and sometimes disjointed layers of simultaneous data collection conducted via an ever-growing array of public and private sensors and systems is positioned to drastically reconfigure user experiences. What […]

Dr. Matilde Córdoba Azcárate presents: Tourism extraction and moral entrapments: Re-spatializing public beaches, revolutionary pasts, and indigenous labor in Yucatán, México

The Public Space Research Group is hosting this year’s last networking event on December 10 at 12pEST with guest speaker Dr. Matilde Córdoba Azcárate presenting her research, Tourism Extraction and Moral Entrapments: Re-spatializing Public Beaches, Revolutionary Pasts and Indigenous Labor in Yucatán, México. Tourism has become one of the most powerful forces organizing the predatory geographies of late capitalism. It creates entangled futures of […]

Ana Terra presents: Intersectional climate justice: From theory to practice

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Ana Terra presenting, Intersectional Climate Justice – From Theory to Practice.   In this talk, Ana proposes an intersectional pivot in climate adaptation research and practice to analyze the interconnected forms of social-environmental injustices that drive vulnerabilities in cities. She presents a new conceptual framework for ‘intersectional climate justice’ and illustrates it with examples […]

Alesia Montgomery presents: Race and public space: The contradictions of placemaking in Detroit and Oakland

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Alesia Montgomery presenting, Race and Public Space: The Contradictions of Placemaking in Detroit and Oakland   Scholars who study race and public space in US cities tend to either (1) critique the displacement of Black cultures by privatized parks and hipster shops in gentrifying enclaves or (2) celebrate street cultures (community gardens, hip-hop) in […]

Centre for the Future of Places presents, WHY DOES PUBLIC SPACE MATTER? A Review of the Findings of a Four-Year Development Project on a New Database for Public Space Research

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes the Centre for the Future of Places, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and allied institutions in presenting, Why Does Public Space Matter?: A Review of the Findings of a Four-Year Development Project on a New Database for Public Space Research. This is an information session ahead of the official launch […]

Colin McLaughlin-Alcock presents, Public Art, Urban Space, and Political Imagination in Contemporary Amman, Jordan

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes Colin McLaughlin-Alcock presenting, Public Art, Urban Space, and Political Imagination in Contemporary Amman, Jordan   In the notoriously alienating, majority refugee city of Amman, Jordan, the arts have long served as a point of refuge. Through artistic institutions, artists built forms of welcoming community that they could not find in the wider city. These […]

WUF11 :: OLDER PERSONS ROUNDTABLE, June 28th

WORLD URBAN FORUM 11 OLDER PERSONS R O U N D T A B L E TUESDAY, 28 JUNE  13:30 – 15:30 (GMT+2, Warsaw time) To attend please register for WUF11 by June 25 - www.wuf11   https://wuf.unhabitat.org. WUF 11 Older Persons Roundtable_FLYER 6 20_3      

Dr. Patricia Aelbrecht presents, Public Space Observatory: Campaigning for better designed, used, and managed public spaces

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Patricia Aelbrecht presenting, Public Space Observatory: Campaigning for better designed, used, and managed public spaces.   In 2019, a group of academics came together to establish Public Space Observatory Research Centre (PSO) in Cardiff University a knowledge exchange platform in public space research, practice and policy. The PSO’s mission is to bring together local, national and […]

Chantal Gailloux presents The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, Chantal Gailloux presenting, The Post-Political Violence of Racial Property Regimes: Maintaining Gardens’ Land Insecurity through Abstract Codes in East Harlem, NYC.   Six community gardens on City-owned land in East Harlem have been evicted and relocated for a private mixed-income and mixed-use development under Mayor de Blasio’s citywide affordable housing plan, Housing New York. […]

The UCLA Public Space group presents, Fostering Intergenerational Public Spaces in Disinvested Neighborhoods.

The PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH GROUP welcomes, the UCLA Department of Urban Planning Public Space group featuring Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris with Chris Giamarino, Claire Nelischer, Andres Ramirez, and Gus Wendel presenting, Fostering Intergenerational Public Spaces in Disinvested Neighborhoods.   We discuss the potential for intergenerational public spaces in one disinvested Los Angeles neighborhood. Through observations, focus groups, interviews, thick mapping, and participatory […]

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