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Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits: and the UN’s New Urban Agenda


March 31, 2017


1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC


BCDCOG, Barrett Lawrimore Conference Room


Culture, tradition, sustainability and many aspects of contemporary quality of life are intertwined in uplifting old, shaping new, and bringing increased resilience to inclusive public spaces. An integration of approaches to inclusive public spaces is required as social, environmental, spatial and economic dimensions of equity are entangled. A driving force in global development, increased urbanization targets many cities for continued rapid growth, challenging the need to secure inclusive public space. The UN Sustainability Design Guidelines relate to this reality. With the burgeoning growth of population, it is critical to: recognize and broadly articulate the values of public space for quality of urban living; encourage local advocacy for public space quality, quantity, care and use; safeguard and improve existing urban public space; integrate green best practices; and plan for and create new open spaces, particularly in low-income areas.


Vonie Gilreath, Mobility Manager

Phone: (843) 529-0400 ext. 202

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