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Prosperity, People and Planet in the Cities

Today and tomorrow, July 21st, seventy mayors from allover the world are conveying in Rome to discuss about climate change and the commitment of cities on this challenge. The main goal of tomorrow’s workshop, organised by the the Pontifical Academy of

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MAKING SPACE FOR PUBLIC SPACE: International Round Table with International Organisations and Civil Society Actors

BACKGROUND The notion that public space is a key point of entry to sustainable development in an urbanizing word is gaining greater recognition as national and local policy makers, professionals and civil society actors advance towards the United Nations Conference

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Report from the BiSP Final Event

The Third edition of the Biennial of Public Space closed its activities last week. 40 workshops and plenary sessions took place during the three-day final event at the Department of Architecture in the ex-Mattatoio in Rome. The following reports contain the

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International workshop on Marketplaces as urban development strategies

The workshop on Marketplaces as urban development strategies was an international event within the Biennial of Public Space. It took place on May20, thanks to the collaboration of three universities (UVA-Amsterdam, Sapienza Università di Roma and TU-Delft) and the sponsorship of the

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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

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Photo Contest: Coasts and Rivers—Changing Landscapes

Photo Contest Sponsored by Legambiente and Rome’s Order of Architects How can photography be used to portray the continual transformation between the landscape and water?   With almost 7500 kilometers of coastline and another 1200 km of rivers, Italy has

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UN-Habitat partner internazionale della BiSP 2015

Il Programma delle Nazioni Unite per gli Insediamenti Umani, con l’approvazione del suo Direttore Esecutivo, Dott. Joan Clos, è diventato partner internazionale della terza edizione della BiSP, che si terrà a Roma dal 21 al 24 maggio 2015. Con questa

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THE BiSP 2015 and THE CHARTER OF PUBLIC SPACE PRESENTED AT THE UNITED NATIONS

24 February 2015 Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland   The Biennial 2015 and the Charter of Public Space have been presented during a workshop organized by the UNECE in Geneva. The workshop “Vital Public Spaces: Promoting Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and

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Un-Habitat is the International Partner of BiSP 2015

The United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UN-Habitat), with the approval of its Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, has become the international partner of the third edition of the BiSP, to be held in Rome from 21 to 24 May

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The First BiSP Lead-Up Event: From the Charter of Public Space to Habitat III

On January 29, the first lead-up event of the Biennial Public Space 2015 was held in Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica. Matina Halkia, a Scientific Officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, presented innovative mapping technique called Global Human Settlement

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