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Thursday, October 12 • 15:00 - 16:15
Workshop: A Feminist Approach to Placemaking

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In cities around the world, many public spaces are neither safe nor welcoming for women. Learn how feminist placemaking strategies and women placemakers can help turn that trend around.

Jane Jacobs said, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” As Jacobs, William H. Whyte and other urbanists have observed, the presence of women and children is also an indicator that a public space is safe and welcoming. However, women’s voices are frequently not heard in the planning, design and management of parks, plazas and transit, and consequently, these spaces often cater only to the needs of men.

This interactive workshop will explore the needs and vulnerability of women in the public realm, drawing on the facilitators' experience in North America, Europe and South Asia. The session will culminate in an exercise to identify specific tools and strategies to make public spaces for and by women.

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Meg Walker

Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
A registered architect and licensed planner, Meg Walker is a Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces, Inc. as well as an Adjunct Professor of City Planning at Pratt Institute, where she teaches in the graduate program of Urban Placemaking and Management. Over her 14 year... Read More →

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Huma Daha

Founder, Citizen's Mobility and Development Foundation (CMDF)
Huma Daha is an architect and urban planner who currently works as a consultant for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on policies related to urban planning, transportation, and gender. She is also the founder of the Citizen's Mobility and Development Foundation, which... Read More →
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Sissel Engblom

Architect, Urbanist and Director of Urbanism, LINK Architecture
Sissel is a specialist in sustainable urbanism with 25 years of experience from private and public sector in Norway and Sweden. As leader of Urban LINK she has developed a new professional platform of architects and urban planners to lead and manage early phase projects in Scandinavian... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands