The Journal of Public Space was established at the end of 2015 by City Space Architecture, a non-profit organization based in Italy, in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology based in Australia, and in partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The first issue was launched at Habitat III, the United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito (Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016), during a talk at the Urban Library.
Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture, Italy
Mirko Guaralda, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
At the end of 2018 The Journal of Public Space has moved from Australia to Italy and it is currently based at City Space Architecture in Bologna, which is also the new publisher. City Space Architecture is partner of the UN-Habitat's Global Public Space Programme.
In less than three years the journal was able to attract a number of international distinguished scholars all over the world, whose aim is to contribute to the discussion and expand current scholarship on public space. In May 2019 our Founding Editor and President of City Space Architecture Luisa Bravo has taken the role of Editor in Chief.
The Journal of Public Space was displayed in City Space Architecture's exhibition space at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur on 7-13 February 2018, as part of the exhibition 'We the people, We the public space' curated by our Editor in Chief Luisa Bravo.
The Journal of Public Space was presented at the international conference 'Past Present and Future of Public Space' promoted by City Space Architecture at the Venice Architecture Biennale on 21-22-23 September 2018, attended by 100 scholars from more than 20 Universities. The event was curated by our Editor in chief Luisa Bravo.
LAUNCH OF NEW ISSUES
The first issue, Vol. 1 n. 1 (2016), was launched at Habitat III, the United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, held in Quito (Ecuador) on 17-20 Ocotber 2016.
The second issue, Vol. 2 n. 1 (2017), was published on the occasion of the 26th UN-Habitat Governing Council held in Nairobi (Kenya), on 8-12 May 2017.
The third issue, Vol. 2 n. 2 (2017), was published on the occasion of the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations held in in New York (USA), on 5-6 September 2017.
The fourth issue, Vol. 2 n. 3 (2017), was published on the occasion of the 10th IFoU - International Forum on Urbanism conference 'The Entrepreneurial City', held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), on 14-16 Dcember 2017.
The sixth issue, Vol. 3, n. 1 (2018), was launched at RMIT University, School of Art in Melbourne, with Adjunct Professor Maggie McCormick , a member of our Scientic Committee, and Prof. Daniel Palmer, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) OUT LOUD seminar 'Re-Imagining Cityscapes as Mindscapes: perspectives from Italy and Australia'.
The seventh issue 'Art and Activism in Public Space', Vol. 3, n. 2 (2018), was launched in Barcelona, as part of the SkypeLab Sympolab at RMIT Europe, on 21 November 2018 at 22@ Innovation District, with guest speaker Prof. Estanislau Roca Blanch, Vice Rector for Infrastructure and Architecture, UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, who is a member of our Scientific Committee.