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September 2018

UN Habitat Expert Meeting

September 25, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden Sweden + Google Map

Setha Low participated in the UN Habitat expert meeting on Citywide Strategies for Public Space Planning that was held in at the Ax:son Foundation retreat center in Sweden.  A tour of the newest developments of public space sites in Stockholm followed the formal meeting.

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October 2018

PSRG New York City Network Meeting

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY. Room 6304.01, 365 fifth street
New York, NY 10016-4309 United States
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The PSRG organized a seminar of New York City Public Space researchers to discuss Healthy Inclusive Places, the latest report launched by the Gehl Institute.  Jennifer Gardner of Gehl presented their findings that lead to a lively discussion. PSRG Flier_10 30 2018

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February 2019

Supporting Inclusive Public Space for Informal Workers: A Toolkit Launch by Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY. Room 6304.01, 365 fifth street
New York, NY 10016-4309 United States
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Please join the PSRG for the launch of WIEGO’s new Supporting Inclusive Public Space for Informal Workers: Toolkit for Local Authorities . The Toolkit explores inclusive approaches to managing public space that considers the livelihood activities and needs of the urban informal work force. Join us in person at The Graduate Center, CUNY (Rm 6304.01) or remotely, by registering for the webinar (more information about registration will be available soon).   Informal workers make up 61% of the total global…

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Panel discussion of The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City (edited by Setha Low)

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Science Center 4102, 365 5th Ave.
New York, 10016 United States
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Prof. Setha Low will chair a panel discussion on engaged urbanism, with Jeff Maskovsky, Aseel Sawalha (Fordham), and Tom Looser (NYU) speaking on their contributions to the book.   Followed by a reception in Rm. 4304

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March 2019

NYC Public Space Networking Meeting : Center for Active Design Presents the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY. Room 6304.01, 365 fifth street
New York, NY 10016-4309 United States
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Please join the Center for Active Design to discuss the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a ground-breaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building trust and healing divisions in local communities. The Assembly Guidelines capture the culmination of four years of research and collaboration—with input from 200+ studies, 50+ cities, and 70+ expert advisors— to provide evidence-based design and maintenance strategies for shaping places where people trust each other, have confidence in local institutions, and actively work together to address local priorities.   Joanna Frank,…

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March 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue
New York, 10013 United States
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Free – $50

CCNY ASLA Student Chapter invites you to join us on Saturday, March 30th for the third annual interdisciplinary Rising Urbanists Conference. This year we will be (re)imagining the potential for urban forestry to address social and environmental justice issues within our cities. This conference is a groundbreaking forum for the next generation of urbanist thinkers to organize around long-term green infrastructure strategies rather than disciplinary hierarchies. An expansive approach to the urban forest could drive urban design by engaging and…

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April 2019


April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Low’s presentation will focus on a method of evaluating the success of public spaces to better assess social justice in public infrastructure. She will discuss five dimensions of evaluation based on 25 years of ethnographic research on parks, plazas and streets in cities such as New York, Philadelphia and San José, Costa Rica. Low’s recommendations follow her recent collaborations with the Center for the Future of Places and UN Habitat that sought to develop social justice indicators for urban design. In addition to literature discussions and a review…

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May 2019

Public Space Conference in REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

May 13 - May 17

Dr. Setha Low will be giving a keynote presentation on Public Space: Why It Matters at the Center for the Future of Places' Iceland Expert Pubic Space Seminar: The Future of Public Space and Beyond in Reykjavik this spring. PSRG research affiliates Troy Simpson and Erin Lilli will be attending workshops, hosted by the KTH Royal Academy's Center for the Future of Places, on the Public Space Database Project - a multi-university effort to consolidate and organize top published academic research on…

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PSRG Presents at EDRA 50

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 MetroTech Center
New York City, NY 11201 United States
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Pictures for the Event - We had a Packed House!  Setha Javier Troy Evie     ___________ PSRG members Evie Klein, Troy Simpson, Javier Otero Pena, Erin Lilli, and Director Setha Low will be presenting in the symposium session, Engaged Methods: Exploring the Methodological Edges of Environmental Psychology at EDRA 50 in Brooklyn.   From Constituency Analysis, through REAP to TESS: A Life History of Engaged Methods (Setha Low) Race, Resistance and Gentrification: Fighting to Stay in Place (Erin Lilli) Qualitative Methods in the Emerging Smart City: Big Data Versus Deep…

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June 2019

Strelka X Summer Lecture Series

June 19


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