Public Spaces for Sustainable Urbanization


Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, 2017


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Public space is a critical and essential requirement for sustainable urbanization. The concept of 'public space' has been a topic of discussion and planning since the formation of the very first community.  The physical and spiritual well-being of a community's residents is impacted by the presence, allocation, design and respectful use of public space by citizens. As communities grow to become large urban centers, the complexity of making successful public spaces also grows and demands a heightened awareness of designers, planners and policymakers.

This book is a collection of presentations and transcriptions of panel discussions that took place at a conference held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 15 November 2015. The contributors are experts who represent a wide range of fields and specializations and are focused on strategies of sustainable urbanization