In partnership with computer manufacturing company Canon, UN-Habitat’s Public Space Programme conducted a campaign to encourage citizens to visit and appreciate public spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In partnership with computer manufacturing company Canon, UN-Habitat’s Public Space Programme conducted a campaign to encourage citizens to visit and appreciate public spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Through the Twitter campaign #publicspaceKL, photographs of public spaces circulated online were exhibited from February 9 to 13, 2018 at the World Urban Forum being held in the Asian country’s capital city.
The spaces were a collection of multifunctional, urban green and street life public areas within rehabilitation projects from different cities worldwide, showcasing types of use, design and function in developed and less developed areas.
A selection of the collected images will be further used in an assessment of good public space, with the importance of planning, design and maintenance measured through the value of use and aesthetics.
Public space was one of the key topics at the ninth World Urban Forum, held on February 7-13, 2018, which focused on improving the quality of urban life through wellbeing, microclimate and safety.
Canon is a leader in innovative printing technology in Malaysia and promotes awareness of the importance of environmental conservation through contributions to several initiatives.
UN-Habitat works to promote public participation in design developments, maintenance and use of urban public spaces as a key part of urban livelihood and sustainability.
They promote an ecological approach towards multi-use and increased appreciation of public space in everyday city life.
They have highlighted the use of new technologies as fundamental in facilitating this public participation and the partnerships between communities and the private sector.
Read More: The ninth session of the World Urban Forum took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 7-13, 2018 and gathered together over 25,000 stakeholders from 185 countries to focus on the New Urban Agenda and the theme `Cities 2030, Cities for All’