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Vol 5 No 3 (2020): SPECIAL ISSUE: 2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cover image: A mural by Anne Siems, titled 'Beauty + Terror', in Seattle. Picture by Catherine Anstett (2020).
Cover image: A mural by Anne Siems, titled 'Beauty + Terror', in Seattle. Picture by Catherine Anstett (2020).

Editors: Luisa Bravo and Hendrik Tieben

Published: 2020-11-30
  • 2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Luisa Bravo, Hendrik Tieben
  • Public Space and COVID-19
    Vikas Mehta
  • Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19
    Miquel Marti, Lara Espindola
  • What Still Matters in a City
    Michael West Mehaffy, Tigran Haas, Peter Elmlund
  • Neighbourhood Streets as Public Space
    Josephine Mwongeli Malonza
  • Domestication Will Shape Future Public Spaces
    Maurice Harteveld
  • Reframing Public Spaces: from Recreational Amenity to Civic Good in Resilient Cities
    Kevin Fan Hsu
  • Agoraphobia: New York City Public Space in the Time of COVID-19
    Miodrag Mitrasinovic
  • Observations on Access and Use of Public Space during COVID-19 in Hong Kong and Taipei
    Ying-Fen Chen, Yu Sze Cheung, Hendrik Tieben
  • Not all Lockdowns are Created Equal
    Stany Babu
  • Missed Pauses and Everyday Interactions for Migrant Indian Women during COVID-19 Times
    SriPallavi Nadimpalli
  • When Digital Public Spaces Matter
    Franziska Schreiber
  • Youth Access to Public Space during COVID-19 Pandemic in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Phạm Quỳnh Hương, Phan Song Thuong, Luong Thuy Duong, Nguyen Xuan An
  • Recovering the Urban Past for Equitable Present and Future Social Recovery
    Ian Morley
  • Shifting the Threshold of Public Space in UK, Algeria and Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Barbora Melis, Jose Antonio Lara Hernandez, Yazid Mohammed Khemri, Alessandro Melis
  • Observations on Death and Life of Public Space in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Gregor Helmut Mews, Milica Muminovic
  • Porch Placemaking
    Koichiro Tamura
  • Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 Lock-down on Public Spaces through a Systems Modelling Approach
    Nicholas Stevens, Silvia Tavares
  • Affirmatively Reading Post-consumerism
    Manfredo Manfredini
  • Public Spaces as an Invaluable Resource for Delivering Healthy and More Equitable Cities and Communities
    Jose Chong, Sohel Rana, Mark Ojal
  • Urban Questions in the Times of Coronavirus
    Darko Radović, Davisi Boontharm, Pieter Klomp, Antonella Bruzzese, Stephen Cairns, Alenka Fikfak, Kengo Kuma, Beatriz Maturana, Ana Medina, Eiji Oguma, David Sim, Sidh Sintusingha, Saline Verhoeven
  • Thoughts on Public Space and Flourishing during COVID-19
    Setha Low
  • Artists in the Streets: Seattle Murals in the Time of COVID-19
    Catherine Anstett
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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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