Book launch of 'Public Space and Social Cohesion'

Friday 17 May 2019 - 17:00 to 19:00
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

Celebrating the book launch ofPublic Space Design and Social Cohesion: An International Comparison, a new edited book byPatricia AelbrechtandQuentin Stevenswhichbrings together scholarly knowledge at the intersection of public space designand social cohesion and takes a global view on scholarly research and urban design practice in both the Global North andGlobal South.

The event will include a talk by the authors, followed by a drinks reception.

  • Dr Patricia Aelbrecht  School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
  • Dr Quentin Stevens  School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University

About the Lecture:

Public spaces are increasingly recognized as being the key contact and encounter spaces and thus essential tools to achieve cohesion.But what exactly is social cohesion, how is it experienced in the public realm, and what role can the design of public spaces have in improving it?

To address these questions, this lecture draws onAelbrecht and Stevens recently-completed book exploring case studies of public spaces in 13 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

This lecture has been supported by the Cities Research Centre from Cardiff University and an International Research Exchange Fellowship from RMIT Alumni and Philanthropy.


Visit Routledge for more information about the book.