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Urban Lunch Talk #14: Taking action on the public space dilemma

24 June - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Liveability, placemaking and AI… should cities go “back to basics”? Practitioners and others working with public space experience dilemmas in decision making processes- which are they and how can you approach them? Register to this travel-free event and meet guests from around Europe and across sectors! The event includes the pre-launch of a brand-new policy paper booklet by the JPI Urban Europe AGORA.

Point of departure:

Inclusive public spaces for urban liveability” is one out of four dilemmas targeted in the SRIA 2.0:

“(…) public spaces are constantly influenced by power balances and the needs of different groups and communities. A specific concern is how to cater for safety and security concerns without a widening of exclusive spaces. (…) Policies for enhancing city status and attractiveness does not always support urban liveability.”

Dilemmas around public space involves issues of inclusion and security, mobility and morphology, openess and integrity, urban green and density, physical environments and digitalised/augmeneted spaces, digitalised public protection and control, autonomous vehicles, qualities of design, green accessibility, urban demographics, and patters of privatisation. How can these dilemmas be approached in theory and practice? Is it about new types of innovation or about “going back to basics” in these types of decision making processes?

Meet the guests:

  • Daniela Patti is an architect and urban planner with experience from both research and municipal organisations. She is the co-founder of Eutropian, an organisation providing support with advocacy, research and policy to support inclusive urban processes. They run various projects related to public space dilemmas, such as “Open Heritage”, “New Life to Markets”, “Generative Commons” and Urbact Com.Unity.Lab: Network of European city administrations. Eutropian recently started a series of webinar with Cooperative City, “in Quarantine” on how cities in Europe are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis, also in partnership with the European program URBACT.
  • Ruth Yeoman is a Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and an Associate Professor, Business and Law, Northumbria University. Ruth initiated The Meaningful City project – a model and a resource for policy innovation and novel organisational practices involving urban dwellers in creating positive meaning in their lives and work. You find a case study on “meaningful cities” here. Ruth has also worked with the JPI Urban Europe booklet of policy papers on public spaces that will be pre-launched at this event.
  • More guests to be confirmed!


Host: Johannes Riegler, Stakeholder Involvement Officer in JPI Urban Europe

Chat host: Caroline Wrangsten, Assistant Project Manager, JPI Urban Europe

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> Read about the AGORA Dialogue in Riga 2019


24 June
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.