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“Future of Places” international conference in Stockholm – June 24-26

March 5, 2013

Michelle Burfield from Adelaide, Aus, let us know about this conference:

The Future of Places international conference in Stockholm is free (does not include accommodation costs) and 200 people will be able to attend on invitation.

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Future of Places international conference in Stockholm

24-26 June

This forum will be the first of three conferences that will lead up to Habitat III in 2016, with the overall aim of contributing to a New Urban Agenda around people and places. The Future of Places forum will highlight how and why cities need to embrace a people centered approach in order to achieve positive urbanization and avoid falling victim to the negative attributes often accompanying urbanization. Examples of best practices and future pipeline projects will be defined throughout the conference series.

City growth is all too often seen as a problem. We believe that the problem is not the rapid growth of cities per say, however, but the inability of cities to manage growth to best utilize limited space and community resources in pursuit of sustainable urban development. When we begin looking at cities in a positive light, we can see new opportunities for grassroots advocates and city governments alike – to build relationships, to take action, to create positive experiences for people, and to encourage the creative interaction that is essential to creating great cities.

More here.

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  1. June 18, 2013 2:23 pm

    OK, Game On. Off to the Stockholm City hall we go! See you there.

    “Consider Climate Change in every action”~Climate Change Centre Reading

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