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Thursday, October 12 • 11:15 - 12:30
Short Talks: Cultures & Contexts

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From a look at challenges facing Telok Ayer Park in Singapore to a discussion of placemaking in the Russian context, this session of short presentations explores the role of culture and context in placemaking.


From Space to Place in Rural Africa
Elizelle Cilliers (Potchefstroom, South Africa)

Siberian Public Spaces: Life in Any Weather
Katya Goldberg (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Placemaking in the Asian Tropics
Adib Jalal (Singapore)

Design the Right of Play for Children, by Children
Ying-Tzu Lin (Taipai, Taiwan)

Seating for Socializing
Francesco Rossini (Hong Kong)

Bringing Cak Markeso Back to Life
David Sagita (Surabaya, Indonesia) 

Transforming La Marina de Valencia
Ramon Marrades Sempere (Valencia, Spain)

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Anna Siprikova

Senior Project Associate, Project for Public Spaces
I am an urban planner specializing in placemaking, community engagement, and translating public input and human behavior analysis into urban design. At Project for Public Spaces, I am a core team member for Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Grants Program, an innovative and... Read More →

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Elizelle Cilliers

Professor Urban Planning, North-West University
Elizelle is the chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the North West University. She has an established publication record and currently 3 PhD students working on "place-making" for Africa.
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Katya Goldberg

Partner, Orchestra Design
Katya has been leading a few major place-making and cultural regeneration projects in Russia. She is currently working on the concept and programme for the new creative cluster at Octava microphone factory in Tula that will be devoted to the theme of new productivity in cities. She... Read More →
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Adib Jalal

Director, Shophouse & Co
Everything related to placemaking! Some topics: Placemaking in Asia, Place Activation, Business Improvement Districts, Placemaking Strategy, Impact Measurement, Running a Placemaking Consultancy.
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Ying-Tzu Lin

Editor and co-founder, Eyes on Places
Editor and co-founder of mandarin media website focus on public space issue advocate 'Eyes on Places'. Guest editor at Architecture In Development. Currently PhD researcher at University of Amsterdam.
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Ramon Marrades

Chief Strategy Officer, La Marina de València
Ramon is an urban economist and activist turned a creative bureaucrat and placemaker. He is currently the chief strategy officer at La Marina de València, Valencia’s waterfront redevelopment agency and a board member of the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP). Ramon is co-editor... Read More →
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Francesco Rossini

Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Francesco is an architect, urban designer and Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 2014 he completed his PhD at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He participated in different research programmes, collaborating with the Department of Urbanism... Read More →
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David Sagita

Public Space Specialist, United Cities and Local Government Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
I'm an architect and lecturer in the architecture department of University 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. Currently, I'm working at UCLG ASPAC as Public Space Specialist. My latest project is making small public space in Kampung Ketandan Surabaya, East Java. At present, I working two... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands