Saturday, July 17, 2010

Urban Design, Public Art & Regeneration in Lisbon

Lisbon has a deep and immediate relationship between public space, urban design and public participation - it literally oozes out of the landscape! From the redevelopment of the sites established for Expo in '98 through to the inner city spaces where regeneration is taking place; artists and architects are animateurs acting as midwives to these transformations.

If you are working in regeneration you may be interested in learning more about what is happenning in the ancient city of Lisbon by clicking here This is one of the projects of urban consultant and PhD student Pedro Soares Neves who is leading the charge to bring IAP2 to Portugal.

The interest of local government and their experience with Agenda 21 is a firm foundation which IAP2 may compliment and support its development.

Monday, July 5, 2010

AIP2 France

IAP2 International Board Director Joana Janiw was joined by President and members of AIP2 France in a meeting with visitors from Canada and Australia. International Executive Director Moira Deslandes is visiting to learn more about the work of the French Affiliate.

Their first event coming soon is an symposium on social exclusion and public participation. They are very keen to hear from the international community any ideas, key publications or links that will support them in the development of this important topic. The event will be held on October 11th. If you have information you would like to share please let IAP2 know and you will be linked to the organisers of this event.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Scarborough Shines

2009 Project of the Year Winners will be hosting 2010 International Symposium on October 21st. Scarborough will continue to showcase their world beating public participation activities and last night Council and community leaders joined UK IAP2 Board Director Nicky Leggatt and IAP2 Executive Director Moira Deslandes, to plan for this event.

Last year in San Diego Charles Campion from John Thompson accepted the Core Values Award on behalf of Scarborough's Future and last night was able to deliver to the Scarborough's council team the award in person. You can read the award winning project in the 2009 State of the Practice Report.

Cr Derek Bastiman accepted the award on behalf of the Council and is the porfolio holder for Strategic Planning and Regeneration and spoke of the vital importance of public participation and the support of officers of the Council.

The IAP2 Board will be meeting in Europe's most enterprising place after the International Symposium and an invitation will be extended to members and networks to join then in this event, the Core Values Awards for 2010 and the Annual General Meeting of Members.