Community participation in building an active and sustainable city environment
The New World Neighbourhood Society is organising a Public Space Festival, to take place from 29 August to 6 September, to encourage dialogue about public space and its use.
The seminar will be closely connected to the New World Neighbourhood Society's Public Planning Project and will discuss new approaches to public space planning, focusing not only on physical space, but also on social relations. The seminar will cover all aspects of the above-mentioned project, including city communities and the importance of grassroots initiatives, creative neighbourhoods, practices to engage local residents in city planning processes, urban ecology, sustainable energy and its use in cities. We will bring together professionals who will be redesigning the area, city and state officials from related fields, politicians, and representatives of universities.
The seminar will feature speakers from the UK (Andrew Erskine from Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy), Finland (Peter Tattersall from DODO and Roope Mokka from DEMOS; Latvia (Gvido Princis fom the Riga City Council City Development Department); and Estonia ( Andres Alver, architect/city planner, Helen Soovali from the City Planning Department, and Meelis Uustal from Tallinn University).
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Photo by Wojciech Roguski.