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  • Date: 23.05.2017 – 27.05.2017
  • Time: 12:00 am
  • Location: TB communicated , Ljubljana

Human Cities Event / Ljubljana 23–27 May 2017

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces

 A joint event of EU Human Cities: Challenging the city scale project (Creative Europe 2014-2020) and AESOP’s thematic group Public spaces and Urban Cultures

 Organised by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana  in cooperation with the Faculty of architecture of the University of Ljubljana and other partners.


The event is addressing the questions of participatory provision of urban local public spaces in economically, socially and ethnically increasingly diverse urban communities. The approaches to reveal shared values that are common to local inhabitants and other users of local environments will be in the focus as an important base for setting up common visions for local environments in participatory manner. The initial call of the event can be found here:

In order to address challenges set-up in Human Cities project, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), the Slovenian partner of Human Cities, has been developing and testing various research and action oriented approaches to participatory and socio-cultural improvements of urban public space to better understand the needs and aspirations of local inhabitants. The activities have started in 2015 in collaboration with Human Cities project partners ( and other local partners and supporters:

  • City of Ljubljana, District of Posavje / One of 17 local districts of Ljubljana at its northern outskirts with the active local community reactivating local public space
  • Faculty of architecture of the University of Ljubljana / Central national institution educating future urban planners and designers
  • Lafarge Cement Ltd. / Part of the Lafarge Group, supporting the efforts to build better cities
  • Museum of Architecture and Design – MAO / Slovenian national institution highlighting the importance of good design and educating spatial literacy
  • Primary school Danile Kumar in Ljubljana / Local school of Ruski car neighbourhood in Posavje District
  • Skupaj na ploščad! / A self organized local initiative in Ruski car neighbourhood improving the conditions of neighbourhood’s public spaces in a participatory way


Thanks to the synergies between the project partners and local partners and supporters the program offers a wide range of activities:

Tuesday May 23rd 2017

  • 17.00 / Lecture “Possible trajectories to navigate neo-liberal urbanism in UK. Hybrid organisations to implement activist planning” by Stefania Ragozino (IRISS CNR) at UIRS, Trnovski pristan 2, Ljubljana

Wednesday May 24th 2017

  • 14.00–19.00 / Human Cities & AESOP joined seminar PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE at Faculty of Architecture, Zoisova ulica 12, Ljubljana

Thursday May 25th 2017

  • 10.00–14.00 / Workshops at Ruski car neighbourhood, Bratovševa ploščad 30, Ljubljana
  • 15.00–16.00 / Human Cities exhibition opening at Ruski car neighbourhood, Bratovševa ploščad 30, Ljubljana
  • 19.00 / BIO Ljubljana 2017 opening at Museum for Architecture and Design (MAO), Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana

Friday May 26th 2017

  • 10.00–14.00 / Human Cities Technical meeting at UIRS, Trnovski pristan 2, Ljubljana / for Human Cities partners and invited parties only
  • 16.00 / Field trip by boat: Ljubljanica Embankments & Public Space Improvements

Saturday May 27th 2017

  • Field trip to Karst and Coastal region organized by MAO [optional program of BIO25 Faraway, So Close]


The detailed programme will be published prior to the event at

The official language of the event is English, the activities are free of charge with few exceptions of the events run by Museum of design and architecture (MAO) within Biennial of Design BIO25. 

Registrations are opened at Please use one appropriate registration category out of three (1 Human Cities / Partners, 2 Foreseen speakers / Authors with accepted abstracts, 3 Audience).

For any further inquiries please contact

Welcome to Ljubljana in May 2017 – let’s co-create humane cities spirit together!

  partners / Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia / Human Cities_Challenging the city scale / Creative Europe 2014–2018 / AESOP / Association of European Schools of Planning , Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Culture / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana / Lafarge Ltd. / Museum of Architecture and Desing – MAO / Posavje District of the Municipality of Ljubljana / Primary school Danile Kumar, Ljubljana / Skupaj na ploščad!