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PASCAL International Observatory Site Digest


We are all preoccupied with friends and family, activities planned long ago are suspended, projects that once looked important are now put to one side because there are new questions to ask and to try to answer. This is where PASCAL comes in - and hopefully, into your home office or make-do library. 

I hope that you will make the same effort that I am making to write for the PASCAL site, to share thoughts, observations, and yes concerns.  I hope to have something for you to read on what we still need to learn from the crisis of 2008 about a recovery plan for cities. The climate change and health agendas are going to be hard to bring together. 

The crisis will keep us apart but the website will bring us together.  Read the PASCAL Digest and visit the PASCAL family of sites!

Josef Konvitz, Chair

In this week's Digest:

PASCAL Directors honoured

Written by Josef Konvitz on May 12, 2020 03:21 am

I take great pleasure to share with you news of our PASCAL Directors.

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En route to achieving the SDGs in Cities and Regions – an OECD data and visualisation tool

Written by Josef Konvitz on May 12, 2020 03:12 am
Start: May 19 2020 13:00
End: May 19 2020 14:30
Timezone: Europe/Paris
OECD Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division

The OECD Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division invites you to the following webinar: En route to achieving the SDGs in Cities and Regions – an OECD data and visualisation tool on 19 May 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 CET.

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Invitation to GNLC COVID-19 webinar | 13 May: Prisons and prison education during COVID-19

Written by David Atchoarena on May 11, 2020 09:03 am
Start: May 13 2020 13:00
End: May 13 2020 14:00
Timezone: Europe/Berlin
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) cordially invites you to a webinar on prisons and prison education during COVID-19:

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Call for Abstracts for Edited Book on Creative Business Transition Programs

Written by Norman Walzer on May 11, 2020 07:37 am

Increases in elderly populations and population declines expected in the next decade and longer will cause rural areas and small towns, especially, to lose many essential long-standing businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Retirements of elderly long-time owners, loss of young families to larger centers, and other issues will make it difficult to transition these businesses to new owners. At the same time, the businesses are critical to maintaining a high quality of life and viability of the communities.

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Watch Party: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces | Placemaking Weekly

Written by Susan Kelly on May 10, 2020 10:01 am

This newsletter from the Project for Public Spaces connects people who share a passion for public spaces to ideas and issues, news, quotes, places, and events from the placemaking movement. In this edition,  as residents, designers, and policymakers adapt public spaces to face the threat of COVID-19 and its social and economic fallout, success will depend a great deal on our ability to experiment, observe, and learn. So what better time to revisit the work of trailblaizing public space researcher and PPS mentor, William H. Whyte? This Thursday, join Project for Public Spaces staff for a free watch party of Whyte's influential 1980 documentary, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Register now.

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CLC Webinar 21 May 2020 Beyond Good Healthcare: Designing Healthy Cities

Written by Mike Osborne on May 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Start: May 21 2020 16:00
End: May 21 2020 16:40
Timezone: Asia/Singapore
Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)

A healthy city involves more than good healthcare delivery. Studies have shown that a population’s health is significantly shaped by where and how we live, work, learn, and play – the social and urban environments we live in, and the behaviours we adopt. 

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A Community Society - Glebe

Written by Denise Reghenzani-Kearns on May 08, 2020 07:03 am

Glebe is a suburb of Sydney (Australia) that fringes the harbour.  For over 50 years a community body, The Glebe Society, has joined together to advance: Community · Environment · Heritage.  The membership committee initiates a range of activities to engage, reveal and celebrate the uniqueness of this area.

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Everyone Matters - Toowoomba, a Model City of Peace and Harmony | Multifaith Multicultural Centre, April Newsletter, 2020

Written by Meiling Chow on May 08, 2020 05:52 am

We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well during this time. Apologies for our lateness for the April Newsletter, but we hope you will enjoy reading on the 'Voices of Faith' radio program sharing in this issue:

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