The Importance of Creativity and Design for Public Spaces

In this lecture, James Corner talks about the importance of public spaces and shared cities: Public spaces are places where people of like mind or unlike mind come together, it is where you have friction, tension, delight, pleasure and joy. This is what makes citities great for people who are esentially social animals who want to be with other people in the context of the city. Cities and their shared spaces are super important and yet they are under many threats. In his inspiring lecture, James introduces several projects of urban planning in cities all over the world and how they tackled various challenges to public spaces, population growth and the presure to those citites to accommodate the people in them. It is a fundamental task to begin to restructure and reorganize of how we think of citites and how we develop them.

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reSITE is an international nonprofit platform based in Prague. We work at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, politics, culture, and economics. We act as a catalyst for social action and innovative leadership.

We encourage an exchange of ideas about making cities more livable, competitive and resilient. We protect and promote public space, architecture, and sustainable development in cities.

Why? To stimulate action for sustainable urban design and therefore better cities. We stand for public space.


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