Universally Accessible Public Spaces for All: Call for abstracts by 15 October

September 6, 2021 7:41 am Published by

Universally Public Spaces for All

Do you like to contribute towards raising awareness and learning around universal design, accessibility, and inclusion in public spaces?

WBU and City Space Architecture are partnering to publish a special issue of the Journal of Public Space at the 11th session of the World Urban Forum in June 2022. We now call for papers and contributions which evidence learnings and demonstrate levels of progress towards achieving public spaces that are accessible to and inclusive of all in line with development frameworks and human rights instruments. The call for papers, case studies, and viewpoints are open to academia, cities, urban professionals, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities and other CSOs. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 October 2021.

Read the full announcement, purpose, and guidelines on how to submit papers and contributions here

Download the call in PDF or DOC.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Submission of abstracts: 15 October 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2021
  • Submission of full papers: 15 December 2021
  • Comments from peer reviewers sent to authors: 30 January 2022
  • Submission of the final paper ready for publication: 15 March 2022
  • Publication (expected): May 2022

Only authors who will receive a notification of acceptance of abstracts will be entitled to submit full papers.


The co-creation of the Special Issue is made possible through the financial support of CBM Global Disability Inclusion, the Swizz Development Cooperation (SDC), and Sida, with in-kind support from UN-Habitat and other key partners within the WBU Global Program for Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (IAUD).

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This post was written by Aurelien Dayde