Public Space in the New Urban Agenda: Research into Implementation

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Public Space in the New Urban Agenda: Research into Implementation


  • Michael W. Mehaffy Centre for the Future of Places, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Tigran Haas Centre for the Future of Places, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Peter Elmlund Urban City Research, Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Sweden


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Abstract:  The New Urban Agenda is a landmark international framework for urbanisation for the next two decades, adopted by acclamation by all 193 countries of the United Nations. Nonetheless, implementation remains an enormous challenge, as does the related need for research evidence to inform practice. This thematic issue brings together research from a number of participants of the Future of Places conference series, contributin new research to inform the development and implementation of the New Urban Agenda, and with a focus on the fundamental topic of public space creation and improvement.

Keywords:  evidence-based design; Future of Places; New Urban Agenda; public space; research into practice

Published:   30 June 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/up.v4i2.2293


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