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Place making – lessons from Vancouver

The 2016 Placemaking Leadership Forum took place on September 14–17th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

dscf0734Over 500 attendees and speakers from all over the world piled into Downtown Vancouver for a series of tours, workshops, talks and side events, aimed at envisioning a place-led future for cities by leveraging the convergence of a range of global issues—from health and sustainability, to innovation and equity—in public space.

The Placemaking Leadership Forum built upon the work of PPS’s Placemaking Leadership Council and the international Future of Places conference series, and shared the stage with PPS partner Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place as part of the first ever Placemaking Week. Altogether, over 1,500 people attended this week-long groundbreaking gathering of placemakers, policymakers, and other allied professionals.

A key focus of debate was how Placemaking can support the “New Urban Agenda” being advocated by Habitat 3 – see my blog on Habitat3 

Habitat III Leader or Laggard – Wales and Sustainable Urbanisation

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