. Public spaces give the citizen a place to be social and to relax. More importantly, they provide a space for freedom of speech and protest – a vital component of any healthy democracy.
ABOUT KAARIN TAIPALE
Kaarin Taipale is a world expert in urban sustainability. She is visiting professor in the Urban Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a former senior visiting fellow at the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research with the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. She is the coordinator of the UN-initiated Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Buildings and Construction and is the former Chair of Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).
OTHER VIDEOS WITH KAARIN TAIPALE
Taipale briefly examines the issue of security in cities. It’s in the interests of the municipal government to create safe urban environments. Safe cities attract private investment,…
Recorded: 12 May 2007