Luisa Bravo


In September 2018 City Space Architecture organized a three day event in Venice titled ‘Knowledge sharing toward implementation of the New Urban Agenda’, included in the ‘Past Present and Future of Public Space’ international conference series started in 2014 with an inaugural three day event in Bologna.
City Space Architecture signed a cooperation agreement with La Biennale di Venezia within the 16th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Architecture Biennale) - titled FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara[1] - in order to be included in the ‘Biennale Sessions’, a special program for Universities and Higher Education Institutions.
The 2018 conference in Venice was organized in partnership with UN-Habitat, ISOCARP – the International Society of City and Regional Planners, University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Hunan University (China). It was willing to strengthen City Space Architecture's efforts around the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III conference and to continue the discussion on the importance of public space in cities, with the participation of students and young researchers.


Read the full program of the event: http://www.cityspacearchitecture.org/images/2018-09/csa_venicebiennale2018.pdf


[1] 16th International Architecture Exhibition FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara: https://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2018.


How to Cite
Bravo, L. (2019) “Academic Learning about Public Space: Knowledge Sharing toward Implementation of the New Urban Agenda”, The Journal of Public Space, 4(4), pp. 109–114. doi: 10.32891/jps.v4i4.1244.
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Author Biography

Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture

Luisa Bravo is a global academic scholar and educator, a social entrepreneur and a passionate public space activist. After completing her PhD, with a thesis on contemporary urbanism, at University of Bologna in Italy (2008), she has been researching, teaching and lecturing in several Universities, in Italy and Europe, the United States, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Visiting scholar at IURD - Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley (USA, 2012), Adjunct Professor in Urban Design at University of Florence (Italy, 2013-current), Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture and Design at the Lebanese American University (Lebanon, 2015), Endeavour Executive Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia, 2018), Instructor for the Advanced Urbanism Studio at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden, 2018), Luisa is Founding Member and President of City Space Architecture,a non-profit organization based in Italy with a mission to studying, making, spreading and sharing public space culture, through an interdisciplinary approach, involving art and architecture. She is Founding Editor, Journal Manager and Editor in chief of ‘The Journal of Public Space’, established by City Space Architecture in partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. 
Luisa is a renowned speaker at major UN-Habitat global summits, such as Habitat III conference in Quito (Ecuador, 2016), 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 2018), 2nd Saudi Urban Forum in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia, 2018) and the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi (Africa, 2019). She was also selected and invited to attend the 26th UN-Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi (May 2017), the High Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York (September 2017) and the Expert Group Meeting on public space promoted by Ax:son Johnson Foundation and UN-Habitat in Angelsberg (Sweden, 2018). Luisa’s lecture ‘Stand up for Public Space!’ - www.standupforpublicspace.org - has been included in the UN Habitat Global Urban Lectures series (season 4 - 2017), one of the UN-Habitat’s most publicly shared online outreach initiatives. 

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