PLN #9 – Searching for the promised land of Public Space: The key to an equitable African city
Searching for the promised land of Public Space: The key to an equitable African city
Durban, South Africa
- UN-Habitat’s Resource on Public Space Principles and Practice: Towards a Global Toolkit’ consists of principles, defines public space approach, and a selection of tools and case studies
- Case studies in:
- São Paolo, Brasil: public policy includes neighbourhood equipment and new parklets
- Bogota, Colombia: educational campaign and team building with citizens, ciclovias (closing main roads on sundays and holidays for cycling), development of TransMilenio rapid train system
- Durban starting to define, reclaim, and reflect on the value of public space by engaging the public, providing tailor-made responses, recognizing the importance of placemaking, and changing policies, planning frameworks, structures and systems.