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Thursday, October 12 • 09:00 - 09:45
Welcome: Placemaking, Where Do We Stand?

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Representatives from Project for Public Spaces, STIPO, Placemaking Plus, Pakhuis de Zwijger, and the City of Amsterdam offer a warm welcome, and lay out the goals for the conference. 

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Minouche Besters

Managing Partner, STIPO
Minouche Besters is partner and urbanist at STIPO team for Urban Development. She is an experienced designer and facilitator of collective processes.

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Bregje Bleeker

Bregje is an Amsterdam-based author. At the end of the eighties and the nineties she studied history and political science at the University of Amsterdam. In 2007, she made her writing debut with Walrus, which was named by the NRC as one of the best debuts of the year. In adition... Read More →
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Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Hans Karssenberg

Partner / Board Member, STIPO / Placemaking Europe
Hans Karssenberg (1970) is founding partner of STIPO, an interdisciplinary team for better cities. He leads complex urban area development towards human scale, great public space, mixed use, sustainable and inclusive quality, always in close co-creation with all stakeholders. He is... Read More →
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Fred Kent

Founder & President, Project for Public Spaces
Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, he is known throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man... Read More →
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Charlot Schans

Project Leader, New Europe: Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and programme maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, a platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development. She is project leader of the platform New Europe - Cities in Transition, a European network of active citizens... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 09:00 - 09:45 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands