Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Friday is UN-Habitat's World Cities Day

Friday is the UN-Habitat's World Cities Day and Guardian Cities is hosting the World Cities Day Challenge, which will showcase 36 cities around the world and their best ideas.

From Guardian Cities:
We really want the whole day to be as interactive as possible, with heaps of discussion about how urban initiatives from some cities could inspire others – and in general how we can collaboratively build a better urban future. We're encouraging people to cheer on their city or grill the participants about the projects and initiatives they're representing.

We'll be covering the whole day on @guardiancities and the day's hashtag is #CitiesDay.
It will be interesting to see what the 36 "best ideas" are...

The cities:

  • Auckland
  • Bhubaneswar (India)
  • Helsinki
  • Tallinn
  • Paris
  • Johannesburg
  • Manila
  • Addis
  • Hong Kong
  • Ismir (Turkey)
  • Beijing
  • Fiskars
  • Manchester
  • Seville
  • Istanbul\
  • Brussels
  • Kumasi (Ghana)
  • Mumbai
  • Florence
  • Berlin
  • Porto Alegre
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Croydon
  • Toronto
  • Indianapolis
  • Barcelona
  • Buffalo
  • Mexico City
  • Washington DC
  • Bogota
  • Chicago
  • Calgary
  • Monterrey
  • South San Francisco
  • Vancouver

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