BiSP Prize 2015: A Journey to Good Practice Municipalities

BiSP Prize 2015: the First International Edition

The Biennial of Public Space (BiSP) promotes the participation of municipalities in the definition of guidelines for quality public spaces through the dissemination of exemplary and replicable good practices.

In order to pursue this goal, in 2013 the second Biennial of Public Space, in collaboration with the National Association of Municipalities, promoted the first edition of the “Journey of Good Practice Municipalities” – a virtual caravan travelling from city to city and involving over 700 actors from local governments (technical staff, councillors, commissioners and mayors) and about 200 professionals, attending a total of 27 seminars and thematic workshops documenting 150 case studies.

In 2015, the Biennial of Space is launching, together with the journey’s second Italian edition, the Journey’s first international edition. Both consist of a “virtual tour” of those municipalities that feel they have implemented projects or activities recognizable as “good practices” with regard to the three thematic areas of the third Biennial of Public Space (the street, urban regeneration, and the unequal city) and inspired by the Charter of Public Space.

The award for the first international edition consists of a bronze plaque, to be conferred to the first three winning municipalities in each thematic area. A certificate will be awarded to associations, businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations who have contributed to realizing good practice projects and activities. A special award is reserved for municipalities from developing countries.