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Tuesday, October 10 • 12:00 - 18:00
Place Game: Sloterdijk: Placemaking Toward a Multi-Use Public Transit Area

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In this interactive session, attendees will learn about the Sloterdijk district, and work with local stakeholders to analyze the area's challenges and opportunities.

Sloterdijk is one of Amsterdam's major public transit nodes. In the 1980s, it was developed as a monofunctional office area. Since three years, the City of Amsterdam has been changing the area's strategy towards mixed use, with hotels, students, and now residential. Great attention is being payed to the city at eye level in the newly built projects, and several placemaking initiatives have been launched and are already contributing to the area. Now, these efforts are providing the seeds for a larger and more structural place management coalition that will guide growth for the next 30 years.

During the place game, hosted by Studio Valkenier.nl and Tuin van BRET, participants will zoom in on a complicated area: the Carascoplein, which is divided by railtracks and flyovers for cyclist and pedestrians. How can we make an attractive public space here? What is needed to make the place more useful? How can nearby stakeholders contribute? Participants will be challenged to come up with creative, unexpected, and inspiring ideas for the Carascoplein.

All the ideas and solutions—presented by the paricipants of the placegame—will be discussed by a panel of experts:
  • Delphine van Wageningen, Project Manager, Program Management Office, Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Aiko van der Lem, Program Manager, Westpoort / Sloterdijk, Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Wouter Valkenier, Architect and Initiator of Tuin van BRET
Lunch will be provided.

  • 11:45am: Meet at the heart of Sloterdijk, Orlyplein Sloterdijk station
  • 12pm: Walk and lunch at Tuin van Bret
  • 1pm: Welcome and introduction of Sloterdijk and Tuin van Bret
  • 1:30pm: Instructions for place game in Carascosquare
  • 2pm: Walk and experience the public space of Carascosquare in small groups
  • 3:30pm: Group planning and preparation for presentation of ideas
  • 4pm: Presenting ideas to the panel and other groups
  • 4:30pm: Reflection and conclusion
  • 5pm: Drinks

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Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Siënna Veelders

Heritage Professional & Junior Advisor, STIPO
I'm a Heritage Professional and placemaker at STIPO, stationed in Rotterdam. Together with Think City and Urban Discovery we're working on The City at Eye Level Asia book publication and network, to be launched on th 7th of November in KL.

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Stan de Kanter

Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Aiko van der Lem

Area Manager, Program Manager, City of Amsterdam
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Pien van der Ploeg

Senior Communication Advisor, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Arwen Schram

Project Manager of Urban Development, Sloterdijk, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Wouter Valkenier

Founder, Studio Valkenier
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Delphine van Wageningen

Project Manager, Gementee Amsterdam

Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00 - 18:00 CEST
Station Sloterdijk Orlyplein 111, 1043 DT Amsterdam, Netherlands