Urban Thinkers Campus on Public Spaces as Anchors in Social Resilience and Climate Action - 18 February 2021

Urban Thinkers Campus on Public Spaces as Anchors in Social Resilience and Climate Action - 18 February 2021

Title: Public spaces as anchors in social resilience and climate action: The role of participation. 
 
Date and venue : Thursday 18 February 2021, 11am - 1pm GMT
 
Moderators, speakers, and panelists:
  • Peter Gotsch, UEP, NTNU, Trondheim 
  • Shveta Mantur, SPA Delhi
  • Jose Chong, United Nations Humans Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Jessica Thorn, University of Cape Town and York University
  • Ayanda Roji, Centre on African Public Space
  • Simone Borelli, Urban Forestry Office, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Luis Miguel Artieda, Programme Manager, Sustainable Cities Programme, Avina Foundation
  • Kristie Daniel, Program Director, Livable Cities, Healthbridge
  • Arunava Dasgupta, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  • Rolee Aranya, Urban Ecological Planning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Description:
This Urban Thinkers Campus is the first of a new series to discuss city climate action. The main message of this UCT is that Public spaces are vital components in climate action with a key role in promoting social and environmental resilience of urban systems.   The UCT aims to showcase and mainstream the relevance of public spaces as anchors for climate action and social resilience and highlight the role that approaches based on ownership, engagement, participation and co-creation play in this context. Presentations will be based on selected case studies.  The UCT intends to start a series of UCTs by UEP at NTNU on ‘new’ urban planning approaches and practices, such as engagement and participation, urban planning in times of risk and uncertainty (including COVID-19), mediating social and ecological agendas and political ecologies of planning, among others. 
 
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