USE:POSITIONS with Laura Valdés Cano

"Public space defines the culture of a city. It shapes how we experience our surroundings and how we live."


Laura Valdés Cano is a Policy and Communications Officer at Metropolis. She is the author of “Rethinking Public Space for a Sustainable Metropolitan Future” and the current use:topic essay “Getting public space right: transforming society from the ground up”.

In this interview, Laura Valdés draws a detailed picture of public space. From the role, it plays, in rapidly urbanizing cities to the challenges and opportunities for urban planners and citymakers in making public space more user-friendly, inclusive and safe, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

USE: POSITIONS is a dynamic series of video interviews featuring citymakers from the global use community.



Published on 17/03/2022