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The Innovative Cities Lecture Series

Innovation and Public Space: A ‘New Urban Agenda’ for Next-Generation Cities presentation by Dr. Michael Mehaffy, Faculty at Arizona State University

Lecture Summary

The lecture will cover the UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, new research on public space and resilience, economic vitality, quality of life, and sustainable urban development. Dr. Mehaffy will give special focus to effective tools and strategies for implementation


Dr. Mehaffy, Ph.D., is a researcher, author, educator, urban planner, designer, and strategic development consultant with an international practice. He was a consultant to UN-Habitat for the Habitat III conference and its outcome document, The New Urban Agenda, and he has consulted for governments, businesses and NGOs on its implementation and related topics.

AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

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