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Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality: Safe Cities and Safe Public spaces for Women and for All

In preparation towards the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, UN Women Office in Ecuador in close coordination with the DED’s office proposes a CSW-60 side event on “Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and for All.” The side event provides the opportunity to influence the process towards Habitat III. It will advocate for the full recognition of and the important contributions of women to the urban development agenda.

Public Space: Opportunities and challenges for Empowering Women

While access to public spaces in cities is highly contested for due to pressures from rapid urbanization and large-scale migration, creating public spaces that cater to women’s needs and skills can give them an oft-missing space of their own to set up a business, network and interact with other members of the community to exchange ideas and information

The High Line as Urban Accelerator: A Conversation

The High Line has stimulated tremendous growth in its Chelsea neighborhood and sparked new thinking about multi-use, shared public spaces.

Join High Line co-founder Joshua David for a conversation with architectural critic Paul Goldberger and Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects about the impact of this repurposed elevated rail line on the city and its economy.

MoMA’s Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe.

To engage this international debate, Uneven Growth brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises.

Free Wifi Comes to Harlem Parks

Last year, AT&T and Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched Free Wi-fi service in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park and central Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, and now Harlem’s Rucker Park has become the latest New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service.