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Thursday, October 12 • 16:30 - 17:45
Panel: Inter-city Learning Networks in Europe: URBACT & The City Centre Doctor Program

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Panelists explore how URBACT, a program of the EU, has strengthened placemaking initiatives in small cities through an intercity learning network for practitioners.

Drawing on examples from the City Centre Doctor program in Heerlen, Netherlands and Petrinja, Croatia, panelists will explore how a network of European placemakers can work together to revitalize the centers of smaller cities.

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Sally Kneeshaw

Programme Expert, URBACT
Sally is the Owner and Director of Kneeshaw Consulting specialising in innovation, inclusion and sustainability. She is a highly skilled strategist, facilitator and writer with an extensive background in public policy and campaigns. Current and past clients include a number of European... Read More →

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Wessel Badenhorst

Lead Expert, City Centre Doctor Project
Wessel Badenhorst is the Lead Expert of the City Centre Doctor Project. A former economic development officer, who currently leads the EU Lab of Innovate Dublin, he also helped PPS to organise training sessions in placemaking in Dublin.
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Yvette Petit-Theuws

City Centre Coordinator, URBACT
Yvette Petit-Theuws is the city centre coordinator in Heerlen and the coordinator of the URBACT Local Group which consists of the business social community organisations, city officials, cultural event organisers and organisations for young people.
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Marko Zlonoga

Community Member, URBACT
Marko Zlonoga is a member of the URBACT Local Group in Petrinja. He is an architect and has been instrumental in assisting the city stakeholders with modelling and mapping connectivity of public spaces leading to increased permeability and walkability.

Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:45 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands