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Vol 4 No 1 (2019)
Cover image: Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam. Picture by Eric Fecken
Cover image: Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam. Picture by Eric Fecken
Published: 2019-05-31
  • Strengthening our civil servants' mission for the common good
    Luisa Bravo
  • Dressed bodies and built environments: the interactive composition of public space
    Clemens Thornquist
  • Street vending management in Bangkok: the need to adapt to a changing environment
    Narumol Nirathron, Gisèle Yasmeen
  • Not in my face please. Stress caused by the presence of smokers in places with restorative qualities
    Chamila Subasinghe
  • Assessment of user happiness in campus open spaces
    Alshimaa A. Farag, Samaa R. Badawi, Rahma M. Doheim
  • Understanding people’s needs for a vivid public realm as a key towards enhancing modern neighbourhoods’ liveability
    Merham M. Keleg, Marwa Abdellatif
  • Public space quality evaluation: prerequisite for public space management
    Seema Praliya, Pushplata Garg
  • Leading urban change with people powered public spaces. The history, and new directions, of the Placemaking movement
    Ethan Kent
  • Placemaking in the European context. The movement is here to stay
    Jeroen Laven, Anna Louise Bradley, Levente Polyak
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"Public space
in cities is a common good, meant to be open, inclusive and democratic, a fundamental human right for everybody."

Dr Luisa Bravo
The Journal of Public Space, Founder and Editor in Chief
City Space Architecture, Founding Member and President
(from the statement submitted at the 26th UN-Habitat Governing Council held in Nairobi, Kenya, 8-12 May 2017)
Stand up for Public Space!  |  UN-Habitat Global Urban Lecture by Dr Luisa Bravo (click here)  |  A global campaign launched at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, 2016 (click here)

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