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Friday, October 13 • 09:00 - 10:30
Plenary: Global Placemaking Roundup

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Today our movement is global. While placemakers operate in their own unique local contexts, they also scale up their impact by learning, networking, and organizing globally.

Six placemakers from around the world share their exciting work in a series of rapidfire presentations, focusing on how placemakers are connecting the local and the global. Some speakers are organizers, building a regional or global network. Others are practitioners, who have benefitted from ideas and support from around the world. Each has their own take on how the placemaking movement hits the ground in real places.

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Ethan Kent

Executive Director, PlacemakingX
Ethan Kent works to support public space and placemaking leadership around the world, to grow the global placemaking movement. In 2019 he co-founded PlacemakingX to network and accelerate placemaking for global impact, growing 18+ regional placemaking networks that he helped init... Read More →

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Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

Cities & Place Strategist, Living Space Project
Maria is a cities, place, and urban renewal strategist focusing on inclusive place led prosperity, green spaces, cross-sector collaboration, and participation. Maria has over twenty-five years of hands-on and strategic expertise in national and international organisations with a... Read More →
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Guillermo Bernal

Founder & Director, Lugares Públicos
Guillermo is the founder of Mexico City base Lugares Públicos, He obtained the degree on Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Brussels, University of Vienna, University of Copenhagen and the Complutense University of Madrid. He is partner in México for PPS in... Read More →
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Mariana Alegre Escorza

Director, Ocupa Tu Calle
Mariana Alegre has a Master Degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a Chevening scholar. She studied a Bachelor degree in Law in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and when she got her Master... Read More →
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Lucinda Hartley

CEO and CoFounder, CoDesign Studio
Lucinda is an urban designer, placemaker and social entrepreneur. After spending two years working with slum communities in Asia she cofounded CoDesign Studio. Six years later, CoDesign is one of Australia’s largest and most recognised placemaking firms, having delivered over 50... Read More →
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Hamdan Abdul Majeed

Executive Director, Think City
Hamdan Abdul Majeed is a Director at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (KNB), the investment arm of the Malaysian government. He leads KNB’s regional office in the northern region of Malaysia with the mandate to seek out strategic investment opportunities to catalyze growth and development... Read More →
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Mark Ojal

Graduate Urban Designer, Placemakers
Mark is an urban enthusiast and an activist. His work spans the urban design practice spectrum - from policy and technical advisory to advocacy and grassroots activism. He works with Placemakers, a Dutch non-profit consultancy and design studio that promotes strong communities by... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands