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Tuesday, October 10
 

10:00

Place Game: Broedplaats WOW: Art Incubator, Inclusive Community Building, Hostel & Place (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

Broedplaats WOW is a cool cultural venue in a lesser-known area of Amsterdam, housed in an old sixties school building. WOW hosts artists in residence with fifty spaces for recent graduates from Amsterdam art academies. It complements these studios with a 350-bed hostel, a restaurant, and urban farm called PlantageLab where guests, visitors and tenants meet one another. 

Places like these can have a big effect on the neighborhood: bringing new people to the area, altering day/night rhythms, and adding more traffic and energy to the streets. And through arts, offer the area a whole different quality.

In this workshop you will get to know more about WOW and the area in which it is located. Marlies Buurman from WOW Amsterdam will show you around the building and tell its story. WOW is an example of a 'broedplaats', a breeding ground. Amsterdam has a strong policy developing places like these, as a way of dealing with empty properties, creating spaces for artists and creatives, and developing a more creative city. Jaap Schoufour has for the last 10 years been the key figure behind the Broedplaatsen policy. He will explain its objectives and approach.

The inside space of WOW feels like a great place. Exhibitions, music and film nights, fashion shows, and courses for local children are all part of the package. WOW wants to be an exciting spot in town, a place open to fresh creative thinkers and doers, where the young and the established meet and inspire each other. 

Unfortunately the same can not be said for the area just outside WOW. During the place game portion of the workshop, we will challenge participants to combine local knowledge with their (inter)national expertise in identifying lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions to help transform the outside space into one as attractive as the inside.

Lunch will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
avatar for Marlies Buurman

Marlies Buurman

Head of Cultural Programming, WOW Amsterdam
avatar for Jaap Schoufour

Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam


Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00 - 13:00
WOW Amsterdam Wiltzanghlaan 60, 1061 HC Amsterdam

11:30

Place Game: Hamerstraatterein: Placemaking for an Undivided City (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

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

Amsterdam Noord is changing rapidly. Today it is one of the most desirable areas on the river IJ waterfront, and in the next 20 year, it is expected to accommodate a very large part of Amsterdam's growth. However, Noord is also home to some of the poorest areas in the entire Netherlands. In the Hamerstraat, these two worlds come together. How can placemaking be used to integrated and work toward an "undivided city" here, instead of creating a segregated "gold coast"?

Moderators
avatar for Jeroen Laven

Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Remco de Graaff

Remco de Graaff

Area agent, Municipality of Amsterdam
avatar for Marianne Volkers

Marianne Volkers

Programm manager Ongedeelde wijk IJplein/Vogelbuurt and Hamerkwartier, Municipality of Amsterdam


Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:30 - 16:00
Tolhuis (at IJ Atelier) Buiksloterweg 7, 1031 CC Amsterdam

12:00

Place Game: Sloterdijk: Placemaking Toward a Multi-Use Public Transit Area
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

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.

Agenda:
  • 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

Moderators
avatar for Lex de Jong

Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Siënna Veelders

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.

Presenters
avatar for Stan de Kanter

Stan de Kanter

Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Aiko van der Lem

Aiko van der Lem

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

Pien van der Ploeg

Senior Communication Advisor, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Arwen Schram

Arwen Schram

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

Wouter Valkenier

Founder, Studio Valkenier
avatar for Delphine van Wageningen

Delphine van Wageningen

Project Manager, Gementee Amsterdam


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

13:30

Place Game: Reigersbos, Bijlmer’s Best
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 25.

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

Wednesday is market day in the Reigerbos area of Amsterdam Zuidoost, and it’s a veritable feast for the senses. Most of the locals still call it the “Bijlmer,” and this market is truly “Bijlmer’s Best!” Here, the enormous diversity of Amsterdam really shows. On other days, the neighborhood is livable, but on market days, the Bijlmer quickly moves from livable to lovable!

The market takes places at a shopping mall at the center of the Reigersbos neighborhood. The mall has plenty of amenities too: two primary schools, one secondary school, a public library, a health centre, and so on. But the entrances to the mall, the surrounding parking areas, and a few empty buildings call out for new solutions. How can lighter, quicker, cheaper placemaking help make better use of these areas?

Presenters
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Mattijs van 't Hoff

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO
avatar for Iris van der Horst

Iris van der Horst

Senior Project Manager, Urban Development, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Merijn van de Reep

Merijn van de Reep

Assistent Project Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Sven Volkers

Sven Volkers

Junior Architect & Virtual Reality specialist, BFAS Architecture and Urban Planning
In February 2017 I attended the Dutch Housing Studio of the TU Delft. In my graduation research, I studied with the help of virtual reality how people perceive a street and how dwelling design influences this perception. Since then, I have been able to develop this knowledge at BFAS... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 13:30 - 18:00
OBA Reigersbos Rossumplein 1, 1106 AX Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands

13:30

Place Game: Sloterplas: Placemaking on the Water (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 25 (FULL).

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

The Sloterplas is a lake in the West of Amsterdam, part of the post-war modernist extension plan from the 50s. The water there is beautiful, but also underused. The city sees the Sloterplas as one of the potential locations for the city's growth, densifying the area, and creating higher quality public space. In the mean time, several placemaking initiatives have popped up to get things started on a lighter, quicker, cheaper basis.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

Founder, Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
I was born in 1949, and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam East, where I soon discovered the Borough's bustling street life, the Dapper Market and the Oosterpark. In 1967 I moved to Amsterdam New West and in 1970 further west to Brooklyn , New York, and... Read More →
avatar for Berta Gruodyte

Berta Gruodyte

Placemaker and urbanist, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Sander van der Ham

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Annemiek Hoogland

Annemiek Hoogland

Process Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Milena Mulders

Milena Mulders

Coordinator, On File
avatar for Peik Suyling

Peik Suyling

Owner & Director, Young Designers & Industry


Tuesday October 10, 2017 13:30 - 18:00
Buurtwerkplaats President Allendelaan 3, Amsterdam

14:45

Place Game: Zuidas : Re-examining Place through an Innovation Lens (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

In this deep learning workshop, attendees will learn about the Zuidas district from local stakeholders, and observe firsthand the connections between place and innovation.

How can public spaces, including the lobbies of key buildings, become places to stimulate new ideas and inspirations—an important precursor to innovation? We will discuss and examine this with the case of Zuidas Kenniskwartier in Amsterdam South. Zuidas, six minutes from Schiphol and well connected with the city center, is the legal and finance hub, and home to a large academic hospital, medical research center, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Zuidas is also transforming into an innovation district, where anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups and others to magnify innovation output that can be commercialized for the market.

Participants will quietly observe spaces to see how spaces are used and how people are interacting, talk to local stakeholders, and make observations about how place can become a powerful platform for innovative and inspirational thinking. Julie Wagner will introduce research on innovation districts and the centrality of place- and people-led strategies.

Food and refreshments will be served at 14:30, and the program will begin at 15:00 sharp. Dinner provided.

Moderators
avatar for Hans Karssenberg

Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →
avatar for Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

Nonresident Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Julie Wagner is a nonresident senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, for which she co-authored the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Marcel van Heemert

Marcel van Heemert

Program Secretary of Campus Development, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
avatar for Eline Hoogendijk

Eline Hoogendijk

Placemaker Zuidas, City of Amsterdam
Where business meets people / Zuidas development / Lively Zuidas A place where people like to live. With a variety of restaurants, sports clubs, shops, several child day-care centres and hotels / placemaking Zuidas /
avatar for Joan Stegenga

Joan Stegenga

Senior Urban Designer, City of Amsterdam


Tuesday October 10, 2017 14:45 - 20:00
O|2 Lab Building De Boelelaan 1108 1081 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

17:30

NEW: Tour: A Piece of Amsterdam

Sign-up for this particular off-site is: here via EventbriteAdvanced registration required. Capacity: 20. Cost: Pay as you go.

Come and join us at one of our four special stops this evening and meet other participants and the Placemaking Plus team during this tour of Amsterdam. You can join from the start or hop on later in the evening, and pay as you go.

Schedule:

  • 17:30–18:30: Experience the city through a guided tour on the wooden bikes of wOOdy Amsterdam. Depart from Galerie KIS. Capacity: 20. Cost: FREE. 
  • 18:30–19:45: Wine tasting at The Wine Cellar, a hidden gem located underneath the famous New Church (Dam Square). Here, Dutch-Argentinian winemaker José Belgerette will introduce you to the secrets of winemaking and winetasting (enter through Melly’s Cookie Bar). Cost: €15 per person.
  • 20:00–22:00: A shared three-course meal at Pizzaria La Zoccola. On the menu: delicious Italian ham, cheese pizzas baked in a traditional Italian woodoven, tiramisu, and panna cotta. Cost: €25 per person (plus drinks).
  • 22:15–24:00: Drinks at Café Hoppe. We will finish the evening at this typical Dutch 17th century brown ("bruin") café. Cost: pay your own drinks (and one for a new friend!).

Presenters
avatar for Lex de Jong

Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Stan de Kanter

Stan de Kanter

Placemaker, Placemaking Plus


Tuesday October 10, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Galerie KIS Paleisstraat 107, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00

Side Event: Boiling Amsterdam: A Live Crowdfunding Event for Placemakers
Tickets now available for pre-sale and at the door. Cost: €10 (including boiling hot soup).

Boiling makes crowdfunding simpler, faster, and more fun than ever.  At this Boiling Pitch Night four impatient creative city makers present their innovative ideas for Amsterdam. You pay €10—a 100% donation to the winning idea—and this gives you entrance to the event, a nice boiling hot soup, and most importantly voting rights. All visitors get to vote on which idea is best and together you decide who wins and get’s to execute their idea quickly.

Tickets & Details:
Pitchers Lineup:
  • Matchmaking Walks by Makers Unite: connecting refugees and Amsterdammers professionally
  • The Sock from the Park by Anastasia Eggers & Ottonie von Roeder: socks made in a 'park factory' run by sheep 
  • Living Light by Karlijn Arts: lighting up the city with plants
  • On-the-go Audio Platform by Florian Geerken: listening to audiotours while commuting
How it works:
  1. Visitors donate €10: a 100% donation, plus you'll get soup and voting power.
  2. Four city makers pitch their idea.
  3. All visitors vote and share tips.
  4. The pitcher with the most votes goes home with the collected sum, doubled by the Boiling partners.
  5. At the next Boiling the winning city maker shows what he or she has done with the money.
The ticket is a full donation and includes a delicious soup. Partners are Knowledge MileGemeente Amsterdam, and AkzoNobel.

Moderators
avatar for Jesse Jop Jorg

Jesse Jop Jorg

Urban Creative, WeTheCity
Urban creative Jesse Jop Jorg is involved in many projects that are designed to shape and color the city. He worked for several departments at the city of Amsterdam including the Bureau Art Factories, Placemaking Oosterpark and Art & Culture Amsterdam North, before becoming project... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Het Parool Theater Wibautstraat 131, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

07:30

Conference Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage before heading out on a day of city expeditions and tours.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 07:30 - 08:30
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Almere: The Heart of a New Town (SIGN UP CLOSED)

Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Almere will explore how this New Town is attempting to strengthen the heart of the city, and bring itself to the next level.

Almere is the Netherlands’ youngest city. It’s a new, planned town that has only existed for forty-one years. It is one of the top ten largest cities in the Netherlands with a population of over 200,000 inhabitants. The city center (Almere Centrum), with its novel and striking architecture, never fails to wow unsuspecting first-time visitors.

Each year, approximately 10 million people from Almere, and an increasing number of regional visitors, visit the city center due to its comprehensive facilities, the modern atmosphere, the easy access, and special events. The goal is for Almere Centum to become the beating heart for residents and visitors from the city and the region. But there are many challenges in Almere, as well as many assets.

How can we create better squares that strengthen both the built and natural environment? How can we make the most of this fast-growing city?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Jeroen Laven

Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Marijke Kuijpers

Marijke Kuijpers

Labor Market Advisor, City of Almere


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Delft: Healing an Urban Scar (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Delft focuses on the capacity of placemaking to heal the scar left by an old rail line through the city center, among other projects.

Moving the train station and rails underground added a huge new space to Delft's city center—a space that could reconnect the center to adjacent areas. How can we use placemaking so that a piece of the city will be given back to residents and “heal” the urban fabric of the city?

Delft is both a city of innovation as well as a historical one. It’s well known for the Technical University Delft, which facilitates innovation spaces like RoboValley where more than 170 robotics researchers from a multitude of fields collaborate. Yet at the same time, the city cherishes its historical accomplishments, from the paintings of Johannes Vermeer to the area's distinctive blue and white pottery, called "Delftware."

For years, the inner city of Delft was divided into two because of the railway. Recently, though, the new train station has opened complete with underground tunnels. The space left aboveground has the potential torelink several parts of the city and provide renewed energy. Delft wants to make sure that this will become a place for the city—today, tomorrow, and in the long run. It is also using placemaking as a strategy for regeneration throughout the city, from the inner city to post-war housing areas. 

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Presenters
avatar for Gido Ten Dolle

Gido Ten Dolle

Director Urban Development, Gemeente Delft


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Dordrecht: A Social Motor to Engage Communities (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Dordrecht, led by city psychologist Sander van der Ham, explores successful examples of engaging communities through placemaking. 

Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht, is located on an island surrounded by wide rivers. Nearly 1,000 monuments and a historic inner city harbour define the atmosphere of this age-old port. Within city planning you can still feel and see the history, rooted in the long Calvanist traditions of collaboration between government and citizen and an emphasis on economic growth.

Although Dordrecht has some great examples of placemaking, recent developments have focused more on aesthetics than community. It is becoming clear that has not led to the desired results. How can residents feel engagement towards these places again? 

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Sander van der Ham

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Mariska Kien

Mariska Kien

Policy Advisor, Gemeente Dordrecht


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Haarlem: Inclusive Regeneration (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Haarlem explores how a playful reuse of a shopping mall can transform it into a center for entrepreneurship and community.

The city of Haarlem is commonly known as the home of the first printed book and the world's oldest newspaper still in print. Now, more than 500 years later, Haarlem is an important town in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It is currently experiencing a development boom, as a result of its easy access to the National Capital, The Hague, and the coast. Much of the current growth was kickstarted by place-led developments, like Winkelcentrum Schalkwijk shopping center, and the reuse of the city's old jail, "The Koepel," as a university.

In both cases mentioned, private industry, developers and entrepreneurs joined forces with communities in the placemaking process. They co-financed the lighter, quicker, cheaper actions, such as the now immensely popular DAK (roof) and OnderDAK (under the roof) in the shopping mall. Tour participants will meet all players in the placemaking tale of the New Haarlem Community, from liveable to loveable. While this is an exemplar of place-led development, however, the area is still seeking input about planned residential developments near the mall.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

Founder, Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
I was born in 1949, and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam East, where I soon discovered the Borough's bustling street life, the Dapper Market and the Oosterpark. In 1967 I moved to Amsterdam New West and in 1970 further west to Brooklyn , New York, and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Okrah Donkor

Okrah Donkor

Founder, Triple ThreaT Basketball Club
avatar for Philip Schemmekes

Philip Schemmekes

Project Manager, Triple ThreaT Basketball Club
avatar for Jeroen van Spijk

Jeroen van Spijk

Alderman, Gemeente Haarlem


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Rotterdam: Streets as Places (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Rotterdam explores how the city is reimagining its streets.

For too long, the mantra of traffic engineers was “faster and wider.” Today, many cities have rebalanced streets to work better for pedestrians, bikes and transit, but they could still be so much more. How can we remake our streets into a series of multi-use destinations with many ways to move from place to place?

In recent years Rotterdam, the Dutch capital of modern architecture, often makes news for its landmark buildings like the Market Hall and Central Station, as well as its playful interventions in public spaces, like the Luchtsingel, a 1280 ft pedestrian bridge funded by inscribing planks of the bridge, or a plan for urban surfing in the Steigersgracht.

But what's next for Rotterdam? Popular streets like Nieuwe Binnenweg and West-Kruiskade still need new solutions for bikes and pedestrians. Inner-city areas like Wijnhavendistrict could benefit from efforts to strengthen the community. The laneways behind Rotterdam's shopping streets are rich with placemaking potential.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Mattijs van 't Hoff

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Emiel Arends

Emiel Arends

Professor of Water Management, University of Rotterdam
avatar for José Besselink

José Besselink

Planologist, Municipality of Rotterdam
avatar for Mattijs van Ruijven

Mattijs van Ruijven

Head Urban Planner, Gemeente Rotterdam


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to the Hague's Innovation District (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to The Hague's innovation district will explore how placemaking can cultivate new cross-sector relationships.

How can a city, with an increasingly diversified economy, use place to cultivate new relationships across sectors as different as justice and information technology? The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, has ambitions to create an innovation district within its core. Innovation districts are where anchor institutions, companies cluster and connect with start ups and others to and magnify innovation output that can be commercialized for the market.

Given the Hague’s specialisation in governance, peace and justice along with emerging clusters in cybersecurity and IT, participants in this session will tour a part of the emerging innovation district, talk with people from various economic disciplines, and discuss how public places can facilitate connections between very different kinds of thinkers. Julie Wagner will introduce research on innovation districts and the centrality of place- and people-led strategies.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Hans Karssenberg

Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →
avatar for Wouter Jan Verheul

Wouter Jan Verheul

Research Fellow & Lecturer, TU Delft
avatar for Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

Nonresident Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Julie Wagner is a nonresident senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, for which she co-authored the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Erik Pasveer

Erik Pasveer

Head of Urban Planning, Municipality of the Hague
avatar for Peter Pol

Peter Pol

Program Manager, Strateeg Central Innovation District The Hague Company NameGemeente Den Haag


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Tilburg: A Citywide Placemaking Strategy (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Tilburg will explore how to scale up placemaking projects into a citywide approach.

Tilburg is a large city in southern Netherlands, beginning with its growth as the wool capital of the Netherlands during the Industrial Revolution. Because of the many factories it still has a rough edge to it, as well as plenty of adaptive reuse and industrial redevelopment here and there.

Many initiatives are already taking advantage of this city's unique assets. Next to the central train station in Tilburg, the reuse of a large old industrial building could provide the inner city with a major opportunity. The inner city shopping areas have taken inspiration from Jane Jacobs with a strategy to add new streets and meeting spaces. Some public spaces make inventive use of water as an anchor for community.

Now, the question for Tilburg is: Can local placemakers scale up these many small projects to affect the city as a whole? How can we help the city make a qualitative leap forward?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
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Stef Fleischeuer

Director of Business Climate, City of Tilburg


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Utrecht: Healthy Urban Living (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Utrecht focuses on how a fast-growing city like Utrecht can maintain its human scale, healthy lifestyle, and resilience.

Utrecht is a vibrant city in the middle of the Netherlands. Its city centre is small enough to explore on foot, but at the same time large enough to enjoy world-class festivals, trendy shops, and interesting museums for days on end. The historic city centre features many buildings and structures from the Early Middle Ages. Just as the Netherlands as a whole, the city of Utrecht is coping with a variety of challenges, such as how to handle densification, an aging population, and the associated healthcare costs of that population. These intertwined trends have put a spotlight on preventative approaches to health, rather than treating illness after the fact.

These issues come to a head in a few specific places around Utrecht, the large new extension of Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, which is in search of cultural development, to the rapid development near the central train station, where big new developments struggle to produce a successful city at eye level, to less privileged areas facing serious social issues. Local placemakers hope that input on these different areas can all contribute to a healthier, more resilient city.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
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Martine Sluijs

Director & Owner, PIP & Partners

Presenters
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Wim Beelen

Founder and Owner, Beelen
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Marianne Lensink

Director of Care, Health Insurers Netherlands
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Rita van der Meulen

Senior Advisor: Healthy urbanization, City of Utrecht
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Trudie Timmerman

CEO, LED Factory


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30

City Expedition to Zwolle: 10 Principles for Successful Squares (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Zwolle focuses on how to get great public squares and plazas. Zwolle is one of those typical beautiful historic Dutch cities from the Golden Age. Its picturesque inner city has wonderful squares that have been made car free and which we will visit first. Then we will focus on a recently built square adjacent to the city's central rail station that is in need of a lot of placemaking.

The square has the potential to serve as an anchor for the entire city center. With the expertise of Project for Public Spaces, we will organize a place game to analyse, observe and find new ideas for how to turn this space into a great place. We will use the lessons of the 10 principles for successful squares.

Zwolle is a modern city with a rich history and a steady economy. The city is in the top five in terms of economic growth in the Netherlands and has a lower unemployment rate than the national average. You will find lively streets there, with students, entrepreneurs, free-thinkers, and creative doers who have all worked together to keep public prosperity and well-being at a high level. At the same time, the city attracts multinational corporations. 

This crossover has resulted in many innovative projects coming together, however the station square doesn’t reflect the city's many assets. How can we, with placemaking, reimagine a station square so that it will become a centerpiece of a comfortable and vibrant city center? How can we learn from the historic city square? How can we open up the surrounding buildings and offer more comfort from the sun and the wind? Which new activities and programming could be started and how should we facilitate the community at large to be the expert?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Presenters
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Roos Beek

Policy Officer, Space and Accessibility, Province of Overijssel
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Jeroen Fleer

Project Manager, City of Zwolle
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Bianca Meekers

Program Director, City of Zwolle
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Anne-Marie Mosterman

Strategic Planning Economist, City of Zwolle
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Hanneke Spiertz

Advisor, Province of Overijssel
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Gooitske Zijlstra

Founder, Gooitz
                    With a dose of contagious enthusiasm and a non-dull but brushing mentality, I make sure that the ideas are started up in a distinctive way, step by step, chased and observed: engage through inspiration... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:00

Off-Site Workshop: Evaluating Shared Spaces
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 20.

You may have heard of "shared space," and you may be skeptical. But in this off-site workshop you will observe a shared space firsthand, and learn to evaluate when and why they work.

Shared space is an innovative approach to designing safer and more lively streets, by removing the overabundance of signs, lights, and physical barriers that try to regulate traffic and separate cars from cyclists and pedestrians. Early practical experiments worked well, but more and more questions were raised by engineers and by users of the public space about how, why, and when shared space really worked. Especially in The Netherlands and other countries where cycling is popular, conflicts can arise between different modes of traffic when all modes mix together in one space.

Therefore, this workshop introduces "Functional Ambiance," an evaluation method to score how successfully a public space mixes different modes of traffic and functions. Participants will apply this technique to the area in front of Amsterdam’s Central Station where a new shared space has recently opened. Does it work? You will be the judge!

Presenters
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Pieter de Haan

Researcher, Consultant, NHL University of Applied Sciences
Pieter studied Psychology (M.A.) at the Groningen University and specialised in experimental psychology on perception, learning and cognition. These subjects were applied to road user behaviour. Presently Pieter is researcher and consultant of Knowledge Centre Shared Space at NHL... Read More →
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Sjoerd Nota

Advisor, Researcher, Teacher: Traffic and Public Space, Space for Everyone


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Floor 6 De Ruijterkade 107, 1011 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:00

Tour: Plein '40-'45: Success of a Cultural Hotspot
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

A walk through the booming neighborhood of Plein 40-45, alive with cultural entrepreneurs and residents to see and talk with about successes and challenges. Success is never easy.

Presenters
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Mohamed Bensellam

Area Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Tuinstadhuis (Foyer) Plein '40-'45 1 1064 SW Amsterdam Netherlands

14:00

NEW: Off-site Workshop: Christopher Alexander Revisited
Sign-up for this particular off-site is: here via EventbriteAdvanced registration required. Capacity: 25.

Discover how the classic work 'A Pattern Language" by Christopher Alexander can guide today's placemaking practice. The workshop starts with an introduction on Bureau B+B's very own pattern language and the method we developed to use it as a placemaking tool. After that, everyone will go for a walk on the street to identify examples of patterns on site  and discuss how the Gedempt Hamerkanaal can become a lively city street.

Presenters
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Anna Fink

Landscape Architect, Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Anna has worked at Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture since 2012. After finishing her studies in landscape architecture at the University of Life Sciences in Vienna she is now completing her master at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Anna is searching for the... Read More →
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Mascha Onderwater

Bureau B+B, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Mascha Onderwater is a landscape architect with vast experience with planning complex urban design and landscape architectural transformations. She is a member of the Bureau B+B management team. Mascha looks for simple, powerful interventions in a design that capitalizes on the logic... Read More →
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Sofia Opfer

Public Relations Officer, Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Sofia Opfer is Bureau B+B’s pr officer. She started her career as a landscape architect, but quickly discovered that her true passion lies in storytelling; the story of the landscape, the story of the city, the story of a bureau. She took a course in communication and is now responsible... Read More →
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Simona Serafino

Landscape Architect, Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Simona has a master’s degree in both architecture and landscape architecture. She finished her study at the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. Before that, she studied in Lisbon, Rome and Barcelona. She enjoys unraveling the genius loci in historical contexts and implements this... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Bureau B+B Gedempt Hamerkanaal 96, 1021 KR Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:00

Tour: Exclusively Inclusive: The Battle for a Future of our Own Making

Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 30.

Green City Buzz is a sustainable urban development foundation with a story very much born of a place—the "Secret Village" in Amsterdam's historic city centre. Known as Amsterdam's "gay street," in 2016 the area became the target of redevelopment, but redevelopment with a soul!

Green City Buzz initially teamed up with all stakeholders on the street to improve the area through greening and better use of public space. We're now future-proofing Secret Village by implementing 20+ sub-projects from sustainable food and eco-friendly logistics to social cohesion initiatives and community engagement events. Our pièce de résistance is yet to come—transforming the street into a pedestrian haven and a true village centre for all Secret Villagers.

This a story of a battle for inclusive placemaking. How do you "improve" an area without letting go of the comforting and familiar? How do you welcome a new generation of visitors without alienating the old? How do you stay focused on big-picture thinking when the system tells you to stop dreaming big and narrow your focus, because it's easier? 

Everything we do must keep the bigger picture in mind, because every street is an urban eco-system. You can't touch one area without impacting another, and it's time we approach urban development with this uncompromising mindset of real-world integration. We don't claim to have all the solutions (yet), but we have earned many answers worth sharing. It's what makes this little Amsterdam street, its inhabitants, and its caretakers a true game-changer in sustainable and inclusive urban development.


Presenters

Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Corner of Reguliersdwarsstraat & Sint Jorisstraat 1016 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:00

Tour: Placemaking for the Long Run in Het Buikslotermeerplein
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 20.

State of Flux and De Modestraat present an interactive program, tour and workshop about the connection between short-term creative placemaking and longterm development. Visit the ugliest public area in Amsterdam to learn about the beautiful possibilities of co-creative, place-led city development. 

Het Buikslotermeerplein is an area with one of the biggest shopping malls in Amsterdam with great economic potential, but the old-school look of a place that is build around the car. It’s declining under a planning-process that began in 1999 and has not yet led to the investments that are so desperately needed. While new housing and office space is in development near the subway line, after four urban plans there are still no ideas for the shopping mall itself.

De Modestraat, a so-called "Broedplaats" or arts incubator, replaced an old complex of restaurants in 2013. There they made a place for artists and the neigbourhood with studios, a lunchroom, and space for activities. De Modestraat strives to make the daily environment more beautiful and liveable and works on the interaction between creatives and residents that results in neighbourhood improvement.

State of Flux, based in the north of Amsterdam, is an agency specialized in placemaking with co-creation and mixing of disciplines at its core. In 2015, it decided that the time for waiting was over: De Modestraat and other neighborhood stakeholders should work together to start on what can be improved now. As a result, they programmed a diversity of activities and started with small steps in redesigning the area. In 2017, however, State of Flux had to end its efforts to connect the short term and long term due to insufficient funding. 

The Buikslotermeerplein case shows how independent creative placemakers can make a difference. It also shows how an informal setting of co-creation has a great impact on the understanding between different parties that leads to shared vision, immediate action, and fewer conflicts. 

Presenters
avatar for Donica Buisman

Donica Buisman

founder/ director, State of Flux
I create, manage and advice on programs to (re)develope places via their public spaces with a combination of place led (temporary) architecture, design, green and art. I have a specific goal to innovate the working method of city development into a co-creative system involving a broad... Read More →
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Gwen van Zaane

Artistic Director, Modestraat


Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
De Modestraat Buikslotermeerplein 15-17, Amsterdam

14:00

Off-Site Workshop & Tour: Green Placemaking & More at De Ceuvel
Dive into one of the most playful and sustainable urban experiments in Europe and find out about de Ceuvel, BenchesCollective, KantoorKaravaan, ROEF, and more. 

Tour de Ceuvel:
On the former shipyard we have realized one of the most unique urban experiments in Europe. Old houseboats have been placed on heavily polluted soil, the workspaces have been outfitted with clean technologies and it has all been connected by a winding jetty. Around the houseboats phyto-remediating plants work to clean the soil. De Ceuvel is not only a “forbidden garden,” which will leave behind cleaner soil, but also a playground for sustainable technologies. Through experimentation, we are as energy self-sufficient as possible and process our own waste in new, innovative ways.

Presentation KantoorKaravaan:
KantoorKaravaan is a workplace in the middle of nature, an experience combining your professional life with the exciting and inspirational sphere of the wilderness. Designed as a mobile off-grid workplace, the KantoorKaravaan sets up camp in various locations in the countryside.

Presentation WeTheCity & ROEF:
WeTheCity aims at showing the city as a shared canvas that can be colored by us all, together. ROEF is one of the projects and aims at transforming the underused rooftop landscape into a greener, more sustainable and more public space. And that starts with discovering that landscape. And therefore we organized an intimate and inspiring festival on the most beautiful rooftops of Amsterdam. ROEF invites people to see the city from a whole new viewpoint and take in all green possibilities. Let’s rise above the hectic city life! Hop from roof, to roof, to roof: you’ll find a powerful symposium, surprising program, dreamy shows, musical highlights, refreshing cocktails and hot summer tunes.

Workshop BenchesCollective:
The mission on BenchesCollective is to transform public space into a meeting place for everyone. The largest open-air café in the world consists of ‘opened’ benches on the sidewalk in front of houses, in the park or on a city square. As a bench host you decide your opening times and what you want to serve: a nice cup of coffee, home baked cake, a marble competition or dancing lesson. At the opened benches you’ll meet all your neighbours. From students, young families and chatty granny’s to playful kids. Together we form an international movement that aims to create more friendly, socially inclusive and fun cities and communities. Since 2014 over 1,500 benches opened in 21 countries bringing over 25,000 people together.

Presenters
avatar for Tom van de Beek

Tom van de Beek

Founder, The Tipping Point Foundation
Besides being a sustainable entrepreneur, Tom considers himself an innerpreneur by using his business to find personal fulfilment and create social change. What interests him is communication, transition, ecology vs economy, and understanding life - or at least trying to. As Jiddu... Read More →
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Esmee Jiskoot

Co-Creator, Cafe de Ceuvel
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Jesse Jop Jorg

Urban Creative, WeTheCity
Urban creative Jesse Jop Jorg is involved in many projects that are designed to shape and color the city. He worked for several departments at the city of Amsterdam including the Bureau Art Factories, Placemaking Oosterpark and Art & Culture Amsterdam North, before becoming project... Read More →
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Cathelijn de Reede

Freelance Concept Creative, Springtide Studios


Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:00 - 17:00
De Ceuvel Korte Papaverweg, 1032KB Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:00

Opening Reception
Join conference organizers Project for Public Spaces, STIPO, Placemaking Plus, and Pakhuis de Zwijger for a night of drinks and networking, as well as an "opening ceremony."

The event will be held at LELY, one of Amsterdam's many "Broedplaatsen" (literally: breeding places; actually: arts incubators).

Moderators
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Natasja van den Berg

Owner/Director, Tertium

Presenters
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Eric van der Burg

Alderman, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Jaap Draaisma

Founder & Director, Urban Resort
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Eva de Klerk

Eva de Klerk
“First comes the community, second comes the planner” Eva de Klerk is a project booster. She is driven by a relentless passion, commitment and devotion for the community and the utilization of urban areas. Eva relishes the areas that are deserted no-go zones – which cities... Read More →
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Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam



Wednesday October 11, 2017 20:00 - 23:00
Broedplaats LELY Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Thursday, October 12
 

08:00

Breakfast & Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage and light breakfast.

Thursday October 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00

Activation: Flying Grass Carpet
For the duration of the two main conference days, the Flying Grass Carpet will be landing in the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The Flying Grass Carpet is a giant rug made of artificial grass. It travels around the world, temporarily transforming public spaces into places for sports, picnics, open-air festivals, and more. Drop by to lie down on the soft grass or play a game!

Thursday October 12, 2017 08:00 - 23:30
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

09:00

Welcome: Placemaking, Where Do We Stand?
Representatives from Project for Public Spaces, STIPO, Placemaking Plus, Pakhuis de Zwijger, and the City of Amsterdam offer a warm welcome, and lay out the goals for the conference. 

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
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Bregje Bleeker

Author
Bregje is an Amsterdam-based author. At the end of the eighties and the nineties she studied history and political science at the University of Amsterdam. In 2007, she made her writing debut with Walrus, which was named by the NRC as one of the best debuts of the year. In adition... Read More →
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Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →
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Fred Kent

Founder & President, Project for Public Spaces
Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, he is known throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man... Read More →
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Charlot Schans

Project Leader, New Europe: Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and programme maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, a platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development. She is project leader of the platform New Europe - Cities in Transition, a European network of active citizens... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

09:45

Plenary: Local Placemaking Roundup
Amsterdam is well-known as a hotbed of placemaking and urban innovation. In this fast-paced plenary session, you'll find out why!

Six Amsterdam placemakers share their exciting work in a series of rapidfire presentations. More details coming soon!

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →

Presenters
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Simon van Dommelen

Director, LOLA
Simon is a quaternary and connects and works on various projects in the field of culture and urban development. He is, with Floor Ziegler founder of the Noorderpark Trust, a neighborhood venture that is fully experimented with bottom-up developments, from an umbrella license for... Read More →
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Nadia Duinker

Co Owner, Vrijland Festival
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Jesse Jop Jorg

Urban Creative, WeTheCity
Urban creative Jesse Jop Jorg is involved in many projects that are designed to shape and color the city. He worked for several departments at the city of Amsterdam including the Bureau Art Factories, Placemaking Oosterpark and Art & Culture Amsterdam North, before becoming project... Read More →
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Lourens Loeven

Director, Project Management Agency of Amsterdam
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Luud Schimmelpennink

Chairman, Ytech Innovation Centre
Luud is a Dutch social inventor, industrial designer, entrepreneur and politician. Luud is the person who set the  pattern for city bike projects in Amsterdam back in the sixties with the 'white bikes'. Since the mid 1960s Schimmelpennink has been active as an industrial designer... Read More →
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Katusha Sol

Co-Founder, Studio Placemakers
Katusha is one of the founders of Placemakers and shares her knowledge and experience of cities – their energy, citizens and initiatives – by doing research, writing and teaching. She iteratively uses social scientific knowledge in Placemakers projects and inserts empirical experiences... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 09:45 - 10:30
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:30

Keynote: Ben Hamilton-Baillie
Shared space is more than a Dutch traffic engineering technique; it's a public space philosophy that emphasizes trust, civility, and humanity.

Leading international placemaker and traffic engineer Ben Hamilton-Baillie will reflect on "shared space"—replacing excessive signage, separation and markings on our streets with social interaction—and how this philosophy can transform the relationship between people and the places they share.

Presenters
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Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Director, Hamilton-Baillie Associates
Street design. Shared space. Traffic in towns. Driver psychology. Place-making as a means to change driver behaviour. Risk, safety and accidents. Self-driving cars and cities. Urban regeneration. High streets/Main streets. Major schemes such as "Laweiplein, Drachten"; Exhibition... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Panel: Placemaking for Peacemaking
How can placemaking be instrumental in peacemaking?

Rony al Jalkh, senior fellow at PPS and lecturer at Notre Dame University in Lebanon, coined the phrase "placemaking for peacemaking" in an inspiring article under the same title. Placemaking is foremost a participatory process and in that sense it could be explicitly used to create encounters between different groups in society, and to create places where people with conflicting ideas, goals, and lifestyles meet and use the space simultaneously, creating better understanding and connections.

In this session we will explore the concept of placemaking for peacemaking through several practical cases. Rony al Jalkh will give an introduction to the topic, followed by short presentations by Eliza Hoxha on a bridge dividing Serbs and Albanians in Mitrovica, Kosovo and Vanessa Catalano on "Espacios de Paz" (literally "Spaces of Peace") in the slums of Venezuela.

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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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 →

Presenters
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Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa is a Venezuelan architect based in the Netherlands since 2012, where she graduated with an MA in the Design Cultures program. In both capital cities, Caracas and Amsterdam, she has collaborated with spacemakers and has been involved with playful teaching programs. Her subjects... Read More →
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Eliza Hoxha

Assistant at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planing and executive director at NGO, University of Prishtina/Faculty of Civil enginering and Architecture and NGO
Eliza is an architect/urban planner focused more on community process and cultural dimensions on city development. Currently, she is working on her PhD at TU Graz, Austria on the theme "Community based approach in Kosovo" with the focus on placemaking as a methodology tested in several... Read More →
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Rony al Jalkh

Professor, American University in Beirut
A professor at the American University in Beirut, Rony will discuss his and others’ work at building peace through placemaking in Lebanon, which is reeling from the influx of over a million refugees.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Panel: Public & Private Spaces of Innovation: New Research
The geography of innovation is changing, from suburban research parks to dense, urban districts. With this shift, a new emphasis is emerging on even smaller scales, like workplaces and public spaces.

Julie Wagner and Nate Storring of the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking share recent research on how the design and management of spaces is changing to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Presenters
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Nate Storring

Director of Communications, Project for Public Spaces
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Julie Wagner

Nonresident Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Julie Wagner is a nonresident senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, for which she co-authored the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Short Talks: Cultures & Contexts
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.

Featuring:

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)

Moderators
avatar for Anna Siprikova

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Elizelle Cilliers

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 →
avatar for Adib Jalal

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
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Workshop: The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands
In this workshop, come learn from the minds behind the new book City at Eye Level in the Netherlands, and discuss the future of the human-scale city.

The City at Eye Level is a book, an open source learning network, and a program for improving cities, streets and public spaces all over the world. Placemaking Week will mark the launch "The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands," a new edition of the book featuring 40 recent best practices from municipalities, developers, practitioners, and academics.

During this workshop, meet the people behind these great projects from around the Netherlands, set an agenda for reshaping the ground floor of the city, and discuss the biggest challenges to a better future at eye level.

Moderators
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Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →

Presenters
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Gido Ten Dolle

Director Urban Development, Gemeente Delft
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Edward van Dongen

Head of Initiative & Concept, ERA Contour
Since 2011, the original architect Edward van Dongen has worked as Head of Initiative & Concept at ERA Contour. Together with his team, he is working on developing housing concepts for new construction, renovation and transformation. "Together we look at the potentials of an area... Read More →
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Stef Fleischeuer

Director of Business Climate, City of Tilburg
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Harmen de Haas

Director of SOB, Municipality of Leeuwarden
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Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO
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Theo Stauttener

Partner, Senior Advisor, Stad2
Theo Stauttener (1967) leads projects, conducts negotiations and takes care of strategic development at location development. His focus is in financial management and risk management in developing new areas or restructuring. In addition, he works as a professor of various courses... Read More →
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Jake Wiersma

Town Planning Officer, Gemeente Maastricht


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Workshop: The Placemaker's Guide to Cutting Red Tape & Driving Urban Innovation
A workshop that demonstrates a proven new model for cutting the municipal red tape that often stands in the way of placemaking initiatives, unleashing community potential and creating the enabling environment for innovation. 

You know how every time you want change something in your neighbourhood, local government gets in the way? We’ve developed a new model to cut through red-tape to make it easier for you to get your project started. We’ve tested it on over 20 projects, and would love to share the results with you.

In 2015 CoDesign Studio, backed by the Myer Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, developed a national program to fix mechanics of placemaking, identifying the single biggest bottle-neck to unleashing community-led placemaking was local government regulation.

Presenters
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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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

Intensive Workshop: Fail Better (FULL)
Sign-up links for all breakout intensives will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Special application required. Capacity: 20 (FULL).

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better."
— Samuel Beckett

Ireland's phoenix-like recovery from the financial crisis is a common perception internationally in recent years. However, the rapid recovery in some sectors has exacerbated long-standing problems in urban centres, from poverty to gang violence to the inequitable distribution of public amenities.

Focusing on the long-vacant site of Dublin's demolished Victorian Fishmarket, the aim of the Fail Better workshop is to explore how a placemaking approach can be used to address these complex challenges through an in-depth, real-world example. Workshop leaders will share their experience working on previous efforts in the area, including temporary urbanism, building re-use, community action, and a failed masterplan.

We ask that those who attend have economic, political, sociological, or design expertise. Our aim is encourage as much input from participants as possible. We will ask you to to bring your expertise to bear on the complex challenges facing this site.  Have a look at our video introduction to the site to give you a better feel for the challenge. We will develop ideas on progressing a regeneration plan, which is innovative and can overcome difficulties without creating new problems for the future. Here is also a link to the original masterplan and proposals for the market prepared for Dublin City Council which have not yer come to fruition.

Presenters
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Jackie Bourke

Independent Research Consultant
Dr. Jackie Bourke is a children's rights advocate and a researcher with an interest in urban issues. A key area of Jackie's work is the urban public realm and how it is experienced. Recent projects have been located in the old Fish Markets area of Dublin, focusing on women's experience... Read More →
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Ciarán Cuffe

City Councillor, North Inner City of Dublin
Ciarán Cuffe chairs the Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology and has held public office for over twenty-five years as a City Councillor, Member of Parliament, and Minister of State. He is currently a City Councillor representing... Read More →
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Alan Mee

Owner, Alan Mee Architects
Alan mee is an architect and urban designer workign in urbanism, architecture, research and education. He has published and spoken widely on spatial aspects of the recent dramatic change in the Irish designed environment. Alan is a Lecturer in urban design att he School of Architecture... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15

The PPS Placemaking Clinic
Do you need advice on your current placemaking project? Someone to bounce ideas off of? A shoulder to cry on?

Drop by our Placemaking Clinic table or make an appointment to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of the Project for Public Spaces staff, with specializations in markets, transportation, innovation, inclusion, and more.

Thursday Agenda:
  • 11am–12:30pm: Elena Madison, Vice President, PPS
  • 12:30–1:30pm: Philip Winn, Vice President, PPS
  • 1:30–3pm: Anna Siprikova, Senior Project Associate, PPS
  • 3–4:30pm: Mark Plotz, Vice President, PPS
  • 4:30–6pm: Daniel Latorre, Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, PPS

Presenters
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Daniel Latorre

Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces
Daniel set up PPS’ Digital Placemaking program starting in January of 2010. He set up this practice at PPS to authentically marry Placemaking with current online civic engagement best practices and build the right staffing mix to communicate it. Since February of 2013 Daniel moved... Read More →
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Elena Madison

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Elena Madison is a vice president at PPS, an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love... Read More →
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Mark Plotz

Vice President & Director, National Center for Bicycling and Walking, Project for Public Spaces
Mark Plotz is Program Director of the National Center for Bicycling &Walking (NCBW), which became part of Project for Public Spaces in 2011. Mark beings nearly a decade of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy to PPS: he has extensive experience in Safe Routes... Read More →
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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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Philip Winn

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Philip Winn is a Vice President at Project for Public Spaces and core team member for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program. He has helped develop, design, manage, and implement multiple “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” projects at PPS including Belle Isle Summer Saturdays... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 17:30
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

12:30

Lunch
Lunch will be provided.

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Panel: Amsterdam, Cycling City

How did Amsterdam become such a successful cycling city, with 60% of all trips in the inner city made on bike? The increase is so large, that the City now has to make new choices. About the history and future of cycling in Amsterdam, and the latest initiatives.

The Netherlands is the only country where the bicycle remained strong after the uprise of the automobiles in the years after WWII. It was due to strong bottom-up protests that in several cities in The Netherlands highway plans were put aside. Due to the mutual respect from a government and civilians perspectives, the bicycle is a strong mode of transport for utility (school, work) and recreation.The Dutch way of cycling is straight up – working clothes – young and old – all colours and social classes symbolises the freedom of choice. Anyone can choose to cycle on high quality infrastructure and safe.Amsterdam is Cycling Anarchy, with shared space projects in extremely busy places.

We now have so many people riding that they need to slowdown and acknowledge each other with a nod or a wave. At the same time Amsterdam has revolutionary plans to reduce or totally forbid cars in the historic centre. Bicycling empowers people on an individual level (mental and physical health). It also empowers social group behaviour. With all our sences we estimate our own path very closely with all the other cyclists on the road. All with their own behaviour in speed, in direction and future turns.

Line up of presentations, as talked through with Janine Hogendoorn of Ring Ring and Eva of the City of Amsterdam:

1. Ria Hilhorst: 50 years of Amsterdam Cycling Strategy (15-20 minutes)- How did the City start in the 70s to step by step create the bicycle infrastructure we have today, how did cycling develop, the protests in the 70s- What are the new key issues of today: in some streets now even too many bikes and pedestrians at the same time, finding new balances, playing with time with rush hour strips, learning by experimenting- and probably so much more that the international audience will just be dying to hear

2. A round past the latest initiatives (5-10 minutes each):

- Janine Hogendoorn (Ring-Ring)
- Agartha Frimpong, Mama Agatha: Getting newcomers on bikes in Amsterdam Bijlmer
- Mahmut Yasar, Europe Cycle Company: importing from / and exporting to France, Turkey and China
- Kees Vernooij, City of Amsterdam: new designs for bike junctions.

3. Q&A and discussion with the audience


Moderators
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Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus

Presenters
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Agartha Frimpong

Mama Agatha
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Ria Hilhorst

cycling policy advisor, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Janine Hogendoorn

Founder & Director, Ring-Ring
I am passionate about people and their intrinsic motivation to help and enjoy living on earth. I strongly believe in people's intrinsic authentic power to act certain ways all life on earth benefit. People, communities, trees, plants and animals. Freedom of Choice is one of the biggest... Read More →
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Kees Vernooij

Traffic Designer, Municipality of Amsterdam
Presentation about "designing for use" in a compact city.
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Mahmut Yasar

General Manager, Europe Cycle Company



Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Panel: Public Markets as Economic Engines
Markets in public space are under pressure in a large number of countries, and the Netherlands is no exception. The city of Amsterdam itself grew from a fish market in the year 1200. Today Amsterdam still boasts many street markets in various neighborhoods, some open six days a week. A recent report of the central bureau of Statistics in The Netherlands (CBS) shows some improvements, especially in the food sector, but pressures continue to mount.

There are a variety of management models for these markets:
  1. City Operated
  2. Merchant operated,
  3. Stakeholder Operated
  4. Themed Markets
  5. Organic Food Markets 
The markets compete with supermarkets, and of course the busy schedules of their customers. More often than not there appears to be a mismatch. The merchants come early and leave early, while customers work all day and come home in the evening. To address this gap, markets now pop up around public spaces and "third places" to meet people where they are. Meanwhile, the City of Amsterdam is working on a new policy to reposition markets. Exciting times!

Moderators
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Maria Cavit

Former Secretary General, World Union of Wholesale Markets
Maria Cavit was Secretary General of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) from July 2003 until March 2017. WUWM is a non-profit member association that provides a networking and lobbying platform for the management of fresh food wholesale and retail markets in 45+ countries... Read More →

Presenters
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Steve Davies

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Steve Davies joined Project for Public Spaces in 1978 and has guided the development of the organization for more than 35 years. Davies is an advocate for livable communities and his work has taken him around the world as a consultant, facilitator and speaker.With over 500 major projects... Read More →
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Arnold Faber

Policy Advisor, Economics, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Trienet Kroon

Founder & Owner, Pure Markt
The Pure Markt (Pure Market) is one of Holland's first renowned privately operated markets; a source of exceptional, artisan, Dutch and international produce, food and creativity. Approximately 70% of our stalls are food related and the rest is a mix of designer, vintage and gift... Read More →
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Ceren Sezer

Researcher, Delft University of Technology
Ceren Sezer is an Amsterdam-Istanbul based architect and urban planner. She has a BA in Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. After working as an architect for designing and execution of commercial offices in Turkey, Cyprus and the UK, she was awarded a bursary... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Panel: Tactical Urbanism to Strategic Change
Find out how Tactical Urbanism is maturing as a movement, evolving from the one-off project to more systematic placemaking approach.

Tactical Urbanism is a powerful placemaking technique for citizens to create public places, influence active transportation planning, and foster economic empowerment in their own communities.  In this session, a panel of designers, public space managers, and policymakers will share how bottom-up activities are reformulating civic governance, municipal codes, and creating sustainable structural change in four different American cities.

Moderators
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Mike Lydon

Principal, Street Plans
Mike is the Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an international award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize, co-author of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action... Read More →

Presenters
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Nate Hommel

Director of Planning and Design, University City District
Nate uses his urban design expertise to further enhance urban quality of life issues throughout University City. He worked as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University, heading the urban design and community design studios for 4 years. Nate is also one of the founding members... Read More →
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Robin Abad Ocubillo

Senior Urban Designer / Policy Planner and Adjunct Professor, Architecture, SF Planning Department and California College of the Arts
Robin Abad Ocubillo has worked for over a decade in civic innovation in public space design, planning, evaluation, and policy. He is currently Senior Planner and Urban Designer with the San Francisco Planning Department, where he leads Places for People, the first placemaking legislation... Read More →
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Patrick Piuma

Planning Director, Louisville Downtown Partnership
Patrick Piuma is the Planning Director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership, Director of the Urban Design Studio for the University of Louisville, and Co-Founder of the non-profit City Collaborative.


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Short Talks: Data & Research
From an experiment exploring how psychological ownership relates to perceptions of publicness, to a look at the effects of crowds on the sociability of public spaces, this session of short presentations on data and research will dive deep into metrics and analysis of public spaces and placemaking.

Featuring:

Liberty Bell: A Field Audit for Cyclists
Conor Cahill (Dublin, Ireland)

Baltimore, YNOT!
Jennifer Goold (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Measuring Social Placemaking, One Conversation at a Time
Philippa Hughes (Washington, DC, USA)

Urban95: If you could experience a city from an elevation of 95cm, what would you do differently?

Ardan Kockelkoren (The Hague, Netherlands)

Psychological Ownership of Public Spaces
Hanna Negami (Toronto, ON, Canada)

The Soundscape Approach to Placemaking
Antonella Radicchi (Berlin, Germany)

Turtles & Rabbits of the City: How Do Different Types of Pedestrian Movement Affect Sociability of Public Spaces? 
by Shaghayegh Tavakoli (Stockholm, Sweden)

Moderators
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Daniel Latorre

Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces
Daniel set up PPS’ Digital Placemaking program starting in January of 2010. He set up this practice at PPS to authentically marry Placemaking with current online civic engagement best practices and build the right staffing mix to communicate it. Since February of 2013 Daniel moved... Read More →

Presenters
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Conor Cahill

Social Innovator, Fluidedge Innovation
With a diverse background in digital user experience, industrial design and a passion for bicycling advocacy in Dublin, Conor is the social innovator behind Liberty Bell - a smart city bicycle bell which is helping inform the conversation about bicycling and public spaces.
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Jennifer Goold

Executive Director, The Neighborhood Design Center
Jennifer Goold joined the Neighborhood Design Center in 2012 after more than a decade of work in cultural resources management, historic preservation, development and planning. At NDC, she directs all aspects of the center’s operations including staff, programs, outreach, and fundraising... Read More →
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Philippa Hughes

Social Sculptor + Creative Placemaker, Philippa Hughes
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a creative placemaker and social sculptor who designs art-fueled projects, connects people who would not normally meet in meaningful, humanizing dialogue, and catalyzes the curious to participate, innovate, act, and conspire with passion, generosity, empathy... Read More →
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Ardan Kockelkoren

Research Analyst, Bernard van Leer Foundation
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Hanna Negami

Doctoral Candidate, University of Waterloo
Hanna is a PhD candidate in cognitive neuroscience working at the Urban Realities Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include how built environments can induce awe, as well as how people perceive and interact with public and private spaces.
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Antonella Radicchi

IPODI-Marie Curie fellow, Technical University of Berlin
I am a registered architect, PhD in Urban Design and soundscape researcher, currently working on my project "Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes" which investigates the concept of quietness and how it impacts on placemaking in cities, by applying the citizen science paradigm... Read More →
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Shaghayegh Tavakoli

Student and researcher, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Gemeente Amsterdam
Shaghayegh conducted her masters thesis in the field of sustainable urban planning. She studied in KTH Stockholm and worked for Gemeente Amsterdam for her research. She has an engineering bachelor in built environment from KTH, and has studied in Milan, Italy and researched in Amsterdam... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Workshop: Placemaking in Disinvested Communities
Memphis, Tennessee, USA suffers from poverty, crime, and blight—but it's also demonstrating how creative placemaking can bring hope and economic empowerment to disinvested neighborhoods.

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the four key components to ensure equity and inclusion when working with disinvested and low-income communities. By unpacking clear examples from award-winning projects in Memphis, Linda Steele demonstrates how arts, culture, and creativity can create jobs, reduce blight and crime in the most disinvested neighborhoods in your community!

Presenters
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Linda Steele

Founder & CEO, ArtUp
ArtUp uses arts and culture as a tool for fostering robust equitable placemaking through economic development, community revitalization, and entrepreneurship. ArtUp challenges the status quo of traditional arts-based community engagement, in which the goal is simply to expose people... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Workshop: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Shared Space
Shared space. You might have heard of it, experienced it, or racked your brains trying to figure out how to get it done. Don’t Panic! In this 90 minute session the basics of shared space as an innovative approach to designing streets and places will be presented and experienced in a hands-on workshop. 

Join Dick van Veen (Mobycon, Delft/Ottawa), Ariana Cancelli and Michelle Senayah (The Laneway Project, Toronto), and Gary Toth (Project for Public Spaces) in the exploration of the basics, the challenges, and the benefits of shared space and the how-to’s of designing for and with local stakeholders. See how this design philosophy started in the Netherlands, but went global soon after. Learn how  to deal with obstacles on the way to a shared space success. And even get creative and try it out some designing for yourself!

Presenters
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Ariana Cancelli

Director, The Laneway Project
Ariana is an urban planner and community engagement specialist.  In 2014, she co-founded The Laneway Project, a non-profit focused on improving Toronto's laneways. She is currently a Co-Director of The Laneway Project, as well as a Planner at The Canadian Urban Institute.
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Michelle Senayah

Co-Founder and Director, The Laneway Project
Michelle is passionate about public space and what happens in it. She is an urban designer with over a decade of experience in community-based design with The Laneway Project, Open Streets TO and Senayah Design, where she works collaboratively with Torontonians on the adaptation and... Read More →
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Gary Toth

Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Gary Toth has helped to lead a national movement to integrate land use and transportation issues as a means to creating more livable, walkable communities and streets. During his 34 years of project management experience with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary... Read More →
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Dick van Veen

Traffic Engineer / Urban Designer, Mobycon
Dick van Veen is a senior consultant and urban designer at Mobycon. Dick has expert knowledge of the interface between traffic engineering and urban design.In the Netherlands, he redesigns streets and squares for local municipalities. In the interaction between car users, cyclists... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30

Bike Tour: Feeling Connected: Heritage in Urban Development (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 20 (FULL). Bikes required.* 

On this bike tour, participants will compare, analyze and discuss the role of heritage in urban development projects. Students and lecturers of the Reinwardt Academy, who worked on a successful project this year, will be your guide and tell their experiences. 

New places to work and live are much more attractive if you know, see and experience the soul of a place. Heritage professionals and policies can play an important role in this process, making people feel more connected, raising property values, and inspiring new development. During the tour, participants will visit three sites from the Eastern Islands of Amsterdam.

*All conference-affiliated hotels provide bike rentals. Bike lanes and frequent stops will make this tour accessible for cyclists of all experience levels.

Presenters
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Nancy van Asseldonk

Coordinator Heritage Lab / Lecturer, Reinwardt Academy
Nancy van Asseldonk is a lecturer and coordinator of the Heritage Lab at Reinwardt Academy. She was also an organizer of the Dutch Week of the Vacant Building, an intensive workshop week in which students in architecture, planning, philosophy, sociology, history, real estate and... Read More →
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Marjan Otter

Lecturer, Marketing & Management, Reinwardt Academie


Thursday October 12, 2017 13:30 - 16:30
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00

Panel: (Dis)Placemaking: Gentrification and What To Do About It
What are the causes of and practical solutions to runaway gentrification in our cities? 

One of the most profound threats to placemaking as a movement—and to cities as a whole—is runaway gentrification, and the related problems of loss of diversity, loss of affordability, displacement, homelessness, economic decline, more incentive for suburban sprawl, and other growing urban ills.

This panel brings together leading researchers, journalists and practitioners to assess the causes and discuss practical solutions. We must ensure that placemaking is truly “making cities together”—for all citizens.

Moderators
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Michael Mehaffy

Senior Researcher, KTH University Stockholm
Michael offers strategic consulting for walkable mixed-use projects, with an international practice based in Portland, Oregon. He consults on projects for private developers, NGOs and governments in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Michael is also a noted researcher... Read More →

Presenters
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Dimitris Dalakoglou

Professor, Vrije University Amsterdam
Professor of Social Anthropology, Vrije University Amsterdam.
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Catherine Green

Executive Director, ARTs East New York Inc.
Catherine is the Founder and Executive Director of ARTs East New York Inc., a non-profit community arts organization. Her work is committed to presenting and promoting multicultural arts to address socioeconomic growth and development in the Brooklyn community.
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Juliet Kahne

Director, Events and Education, Project for Public Spaces
Juliet is an urban and cultural geographer with a specific focus on gentrification research in inner city neighborhoods. Currently, she works for Project for Public Spaces contributing her writing, research, and events experience to communications, conferences/trainings, and education... Read More →
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Loretta Lees

Professor of Human Geography, University of Leicester
Loretta Lees is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, UK. Previously she was a Professor in Human Geography and Chair of the Cities Research Group at King’s College London (1997-2013). She is a foremost scholar... Read More →
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Peter Moskowitz

Author, How to Kill a City


Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00

Panel: Asia's Unique Public Spaces
An interdisciplinary panel takes you on a critical tour of public places in Asian cities.  

In fast developing and dense Asian cities good quality, accessible and fun public space is often a luxury. This doesn’t mean that the citizens of these cities don’t create or use their own public space. What happens organically at street level of these cities? And how do the government and the powerful developers respond? 

This panel will take you to the urban heart of Yangon (Myanmar), Taipei (Taiwan) and Hong Kong to hear from practitioners about their continuous quest for public space.

Moderators
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Lisette van Rhijn

Liveable Cities & Sustainable Urban Development Expert

Presenters
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Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema
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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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Emilie Roell

Founder & Co-Director, Doh Eain
Emilie Röell is a development consultant and social entrepreneur based in Yangon since 2013. An anthropologist by training, she is interested in creating solutions that make use of and preserve cultural and natural capital while creating sustainable community impact. Emilie is the... Read More →


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

15:00

Panel: Funding the Future of Placemaking
You have a great placemaking idea, but how will you pay for it?

Placemaking projects can help transform parks, squares, streets, waterfronts and so many other places, but these projects cannot get off the ground without covering capital costs, and cannot sustain themselves without an operating budget.

Join a panel of experts to learn how you can use strategies like value-capture mechanisms, philanthropic and corporate giving, and crowdfunding to make your placemaking dreams come true!

Presenters
avatar for Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

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 →
avatar for Rinske Brand

Rinske Brand

Founder & Partner, BRAND - The Urban Agency
Rinske Brand founded BRAND The Urban Agency in 2007 with the vision of helping businesses, brands, organisations and local governments to create impact in the city and its communities. With unrivalled insights into the preferences and needs of urbanites, the BRAND-team delivers compelling... Read More →
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Katharine Czarnecki

Senior Vice President, Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Katharine Czarnecki is Senior Vice President at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) where she oversees operations and management of the Community Development unit. Throughout her diverse career in economic development, Katharine Czarnecki has sought to bring people... Read More →
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Theo Stauttener

Partner, Senior Advisor, Stad2
Theo Stauttener (1967) leads projects, conducts negotiations and takes care of strategic development at location development. His focus is in financial management and risk management in developing new areas or restructuring. In addition, he works as a professor of various courses... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00

Panel: What Are Streets For?
How can the world's busiest streets act as destinations as well as thoroughfares?

As in many Indian cities, the streets of Ahmedabad are its most vital public spaces, supported by mixed land uses and informal street activity. When the city implemented a bus rapid transit system in 2009, at first it benefited the bazaar and informal street life of one of the city's prime arterials, but after a road widening, conditions became dangerous.

Join Abhijit Lokre, who led the design team for Ahmedabad's BRT system, along with his team from The Urban Lab to explore the conflicts between city planning, design, traffic engineering, and the life of our streets.

Moderators
avatar for Abhijit Lokre

Abhijit Lokre

Founder and Partner, The Urban Lab
Abhijit Lokre is founder and partner at TUL with over fifteen years of work experience. He is also visiting Associate Professor at CEPT University. He teaches courses related to street design, public transport planning and transit infrastructure design. He has co-authored a book titled... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Shelly Kulshrestha

Shelly Kulshrestha

Founder & Partner, The Urban Lab
Shelly Kulshrestha is an architect and planner.  She is a founder partner of “The Urban Lab”, Ahmedabad which provides professional services in the area of urban planning, design and management.  She has worked on assignments related to redevelopment, parking policy and disaster... Read More →
avatar for Sandeep Paul

Sandeep Paul

Associate, The Urban Lab
Sandeep Paul is an urban designer and works as an Associate at The Urban Lab, India. He  has gained experience of working on BRT and street design projects linking transport and urban design, primarily in linking public spaces with transit infrastructure. He has been involved in... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00

Workshop: A Feminist Approach to Placemaking
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.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Walker

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Huma Daha

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 →
avatar for Sissel Engblom

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
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00

Workshop: Cure(eos)city: Exploring Placemaking Through Seasonal Effective Design

While it’s easy to fall in love with a city on a sunny day, how can our environments support the needs of our residents through less inviting times?  Join us as we explore this question and discover the true meaning of Seasonal Effective Design.

Seasonal Effective Design integrates biodynamic placemaking practices to allow for greater social and ecological resilience. In this workshop we will work together on multiple case studies across North America and explore user-designed contextual interventions.

Questions we will discuss include:

-How can we create local support systems that accomodate social needs throughout the year?
-Why does our urban infrastructure collect puddles of water when it rains rather than accommodate absorption?
-How can we mitigate seasonal affective disorder through placemaking?  
-How can we foster a symbiotic relationship in our urban ecosystems?


Presenters
avatar for Eleanor Arkin

Eleanor Arkin

Co-founder, frida&frank
Eleanor Arkin (right), designer and chef, is originally from Berkeley, California. She is co-founder of the urban catalyst group frida&frank. In 2016 she graduated from UBC SALA’s Environmental Design Program with a focus in tactical urbanism and placemaking. She is interested is... Read More →
avatar for Haley Roeser

Haley Roeser

Co-Founder, frida&frank
Haley Roeser is currently working with frida&frank on user-based collaborative placemaking projects. She works with a variety of partners to encourage tactical urbanism and seasonal effective approaches to soically sustainable city building. Haley's background is in urban research... Read More →
avatar for Renée Miles Rooijmans

Renée Miles Rooijmans

Co-founder, frida&frank
Renée Miles Rooijmans, anthropologist and gardener, originally from the Netherlands, is one of the founders of frida&frank. She is currently involved in several placemaking projects in Vancouver with a focus on seasonal effective design. Renée has previously set up placemaking... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30

Panel: Inter-city Learning Networks in Europe: URBACT & The City Centre Doctor Program
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.

Moderators
avatar for Sally Kneeshaw

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Wessel Badenhorst

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.
avatar for Yvette Petit-Theuws

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.
avatar for Marko Zlonoga

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
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30

Panel: Making Cities Together in Africa's Exploding Metropolises: Lessons & Experiences

How can placemaking help adress the most pressing problems of Africa's fast-growing cities?

In the 1950s, William H. Whyte described the unruly growth of the American city as the "exploding metropolis." As African cities like Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, and Capetown go through their own explosive transformations, they face serious challenges in developing into inclusive and prosperous environments. This panel, which brings together researchers and practitioners, aims to explore how these growing cities can develop an agenda for sustainability, equity and prosperity, beginning with the public realm through placemaking: making cities together.


Moderators
avatar for Bert Smolders

Bert Smolders

Consultant, Shelter Program Manager, UN-Habitat/ARCADIS Partnership

Presenters
avatar for Cecilia Andersson

Cecilia Andersson

Public Space Program, UN-Habitat
avatar for Mark Ojal

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 →
avatar for Simone Rots

Simone Rots

Managing Director, International New Towns Institute


Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:45
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30

Workshop: Placemaking for Innovation Districts, the Chattanooga Way
Working together works. Since 2014, Chattanoogans have collaborated to transform their downtown into a hub of high-tech entrepreneurship, built upon ultra, high-speed internet and a vital public realm.

Hear how three managers of public spaces and buildings in Chattanooga's Innovation District are using placemaking to accelerate economic development. Their presentation will focus on how to build collaborative partnerships and programming through "the Chattanooga Way," and activate public places that build community, both indoors and out.

Through a hands-on workshop, this session will also dig deep into the ongoing challenges facing the district—particularly ensuring that the district's workplaces and public places are open to all Chattanoogans and working with difficult legacy public spaces.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Hays

Stephanie Hays

Community Manager/Marketing Director, The Tomorrow Building/Lamp Post Properties
Stephanie is a proud Chattanoogan who's lived in New York, Amsterdam, Shanghai, London, and Mumbai. Previously working in tourism, She is now devoted to making Chattanooga the best mid-sized city in America through initiatives like Startup Week (which she directed in 2015 and remain... Read More →
avatar for Meagan Shinn

Meagan Shinn

Program Director, River City Company
Meagan Shinn is program director at River City Company, a private, non-profit company promoting economic development through the creation of great public spaces in downtown Chattanooga and along the riverfront. She’s responsible for a variety of programming including lunch-time... Read More →
avatar for Mary Stargel

Mary Stargel

Director of Innovation District Programs, The Enterprise Center
Mary Stargel works in Chattanooga’s Innovation District to bring together the growing innovation community through programs and organizational collaboration.


Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:45
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30

Workshop: The Art of Partnerships: A Decade of Placemaking in Michigan
This interactive session will explore how the intensive efforts of statewide and local partners have broadened the scale and impact of placemaking in Michigan.

By building local capacity, reforming state policies and funding priorities, and creating new funding options, panelists from the Michigan Municipal League and Howell Downtown Development Authority have helped shift placemaking from a series of one-off local projects into an integrated planning and economic development approach for the entire state.

Join these panelists to discover how Michigan placemakers have built trust, buy-in, and effective organization to unleash the power of partnerships.  Attendees will discuss how these and other models of outreach, building partnerships, and project funding have helped their own communities adopt and grow placemaking strategies.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Gilmartin

Dan Gilmartin

Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League
Dan Gilmartin is the executive director & CEO of the Michigan Municipal League. Through his work with communities, Dan is recognized as a national leader in the fields of urban revitalization, placemaking, local government reform, and transportation policy. Under his leadership... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Shanna Draheim

Shanna Draheim

Policy Development Director, Michigan Municipal League
Shanna joined the Michigan Municipal League in August, 2016 as the Director of Policy Development.  In her role, she oversees special research initiatives and projects related to the strategic goals of the League, and collaborates with members and other stakeholders to identify research... Read More →
avatar for Cathleen Edgerly

Cathleen Edgerly

C.O.O./Director, Howell Main Street Inc./DDA
Marketing/Public Relations guru and social media strategist with over 12 years of communications experience, bringing groups and communities together to create better places to live, work, play AND STAY!
avatar for Summer Minnick

Summer Minnick

Deputy Executive Director & CMO, Michigan Municipal League


Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:45
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30

Panel: Making Main Streets & High Streets
A multidiscplinary panel explores how Northern European cities are investing in Main Streets as public destinations, crucial conduits for transportation, and engines of social mobility.

How can Rotterdam humanize its modernist streetscape through Main Streets? How can Amsterdam extend its historic Main Streets into the newer outer areas of the city? How can Main Streets serve as places of opportunity for immigrant communities?

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Rosa Danenberg

Rosa Danenberg

PhD Fellow, KTH The Centre for the Future of Places
Rosa's PhD research project at the Centre for the Future of Places focuses on Main Streets. In a deeply, physically as well as socially, disconnected city such as Stockholm, the fundamental question arises as to how Main Streets function as an everyday public space? Further questions... Read More →
avatar for Nick van Luit

Nick van Luit

Junior Transportation Planner, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Mattijs van Ruijven

Mattijs van Ruijven

Head Urban Planner, Gemeente Rotterdam


Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 23:30
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

17:45

Networking Dinner
Pakhuis de Zwijger hosts a massive sit-down dinner, a great communal setting to chat and meet other placemakers.

Featuring "The Universal Language of Food," an opening short talk by Jérôme Glad (Pépinière & Co, Montreal, Canada).

Presenters
avatar for Jérôme Glad

Jérôme Glad

Co-founder, La Pépinière | Espaces collectifs
Jérôme Glad is the co-founder of La Pépinière, a placemaking non profit organization that draws on a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative collective urban projects, from the design phase to business plan development, programming, and site management. He is behind projects... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 17:45 - 19:00
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00

Fireside Chat: Shared Space, Beers, and Traffic Engineers
This informal discussion brings together engineers, architects, planners, and a behavioral psychologist to explore how high performing streets that serve multiple uses require more than engineering.

Shared space is a once forgotten way of looking at streets that is now experiencing a renaissance. In the 19th Century and the early part of the twentieth century, routinely streets served as public spaces. Without specific rules and markings, street cars, horse drawn wagons, merchants pedestrians and bicyclists negotiated shared use of the space, generally in a courteous and civil manner. After automobiles were introduced, the higher speeds and mass of the vehicles rendered civil negotiation all but impossible, and led to an epidemic of injuries and deaths.

Interested in how this works? Come join Ben Hamilton-Baillie, Dick van Veen, Pieter de Haan and Ariana Cancelli in an informal discussion (with beer for purchase) moderated by Gary Toth of Project for Public Spaces.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Toth

Gary Toth

Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Gary Toth has helped to lead a national movement to integrate land use and transportation issues as a means to creating more livable, walkable communities and streets. During his 34 years of project management experience with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ariana Cancelli

Ariana Cancelli

Director, The Laneway Project
Ariana is an urban planner and community engagement specialist.  In 2014, she co-founded The Laneway Project, a non-profit focused on improving Toronto's laneways. She is currently a Co-Director of The Laneway Project, as well as a Planner at The Canadian Urban Institute.
avatar for Pieter de Haan

Pieter de Haan

Researcher, Consultant, NHL University of Applied Sciences
Pieter studied Psychology (M.A.) at the Groningen University and specialised in experimental psychology on perception, learning and cognition. These subjects were applied to road user behaviour. Presently Pieter is researcher and consultant of Knowledge Centre Shared Space at NHL... Read More →
avatar for Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Director, Hamilton-Baillie Associates
Street design. Shared space. Traffic in towns. Driver psychology. Place-making as a means to change driver behaviour. Risk, safety and accidents. Self-driving cars and cities. Urban regeneration. High streets/Main streets. Major schemes such as "Laweiplein, Drachten"; Exhibition... Read More →
avatar for Dick van Veen

Dick van Veen

Traffic Engineer / Urban Designer, Mobycon
Dick van Veen is a senior consultant and urban designer at Mobycon. Dick has expert knowledge of the interface between traffic engineering and urban design.In the Netherlands, he redesigns streets and squares for local municipalities. In the interaction between car users, cyclists... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00

Meetup: Women-Led Cities
Even with recent gains in female representation in fields like architecture and city government, the fact remains that the city, as we know it today, has been designed and shaped primarily by men.

Join Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, founder of the Women Led Cities Initiative, for a meetup for women-identified placemakers and their allies, exploring how to bring women’s voices to the forefront of the urban discussion, achieve a greater level of equity in urban planning and design, and start conversations about developing feminist city policy towards greater equality for all people in cities.

Moderators
avatar for Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Founder & Director, THINK.urban
I am an urban anthropologist specializing in the research and analysis of human behavior in public space. My consultancy is THINK.urban, a research firm based in Philadelphia working to create better cities through the lens of anthropology, and I work full time as the project manager... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:15

Screening: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
This feature-length documentary tells the story of how writer and activist Jane Jacobs—one of the forerunners of the placemaking movement—fought to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

In 1961, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

This film retraces the battles for the city, as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient texts, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Free for conference attendees.

Thursday October 12, 2017 20:15 - 23:30
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Friday, October 13
 

08:00

Breakfast & Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage and light breakfast.

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00

Activation: Cascoland Matchmakers for Efficient Encounter & Exchange
Cascoland's Matchmakers for Efficient Encounter & Exchange are geared to grease connectivity between attendees in the halls of Pakhuis de Zwijger between sessions at Placemaking Week.

To make the most of this worldwide gathering of placemakers, the Matchmakers will help attendees develop communication tools on site to promote new connections in a playful way. Join us to make the most of it!

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 17:45
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00

Activation: Flying Grass Carpet
For the duration of the two main conference days, the Flying Grass Carpet will be landing in the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The Flying Grass Carpet is a giant rug made of artificial grass. It travels around the world, temporarily transforming public spaces into places for sports, picnics, open-air festivals, and more. Drop by to lie down on the soft grass or play a game!

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 18:30
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

09:00

Plenary: Global Placemaking Roundup
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.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Kent

Ethan Kent

Senior Fellow, PlacemakingX and Project for Public Spaces
Ethan Kent works to support public space organizations, projects, and leadership around the world to build a global placemaking movement. Ethan has traveled to more than 900 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of leading urban development with inclusive public spaces and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

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 →
avatar for Guillermo Bernal

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 →
avatar for Mariana Alegre Escorza

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 →
avatar for Lucinda Hartley

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 →
avatar for Hamdan Abdul Majeed

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 →
avatar for Mark Ojal

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
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:30

The PPS Placemaking Clinic
Do you need advice on your current placemaking project? Someone to bounce ideas off of? A shoulder to cry on?

Drop by our Placemaking Clinic table or make an appointment to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of the Project for Public Spaces staff, with specializations in markets, transportation, innovation, inclusion, and more.

Thursday Agenda:
  • 10:30am–12pm: Steve Davies, Executive Vice President, PPS
  • 12–1pm: Meg Walker, Vice President, PPS
  • 1–2:30pm: Kathy Madden, Director of Education & Training, PPS
  • 2:30–4pm: Gary Toth, Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, PPS

Presenters
avatar for Steve Davies

Steve Davies

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Steve Davies joined Project for Public Spaces in 1978 and has guided the development of the organization for more than 35 years. Davies is an advocate for livable communities and his work has taken him around the world as a consultant, facilitator and speaker.With over 500 major projects... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Madden

Kathy Madden

Co-Founder & Director of Education & Training, Project for Public Spaces
Kathy Madden is an environmental designer who has been at PPS since its inception in 1975. During this time, Kathy has been involved in all aspects of the organization’s work. She has directed over 300 research and urban design projects along with training programs throughout the... Read More →
avatar for Gary Toth

Gary Toth

Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Gary Toth has helped to lead a national movement to integrate land use and transportation issues as a means to creating more livable, walkable communities and streets. During his 34 years of project management experience with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary... Read More →
avatar for Meg Walker

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 →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30 - 16:00
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Short Talks: Community Process

From embracing serendipitous encounters to resolving paradoxes to arts-based brainstorming techniques, this session of short presentations is all about engaging communities in new ways.

Featuring:

Place to Meet Friends in Mexico City
Guillermo Bernal (Mexico City, Mexico)

Smart Cities Can Still Be Dumb
Adam Green (San Francisco, CA, USA) 

Empowerment in Public Space
Leonardo Brawl Márquez (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Big Change by Small Encounters: Field Notes from Placemakers
Païvi Raivio (Helsinki, Finland)

From Trash Alley to Alley Garden
Emilie Roell (Yangon, Myanmar)  

Reimagining Public Spaces through Ping Pong
Renée Miles Rooijmans (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

What Can Placemakers Learn from Paradox Scholars?
Ieva Rozentale (Amsterdam, Netherlands)


Moderators
avatar for Philip Winn

Philip Winn

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Philip Winn is a Vice President at Project for Public Spaces and core team member for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program. He has helped develop, design, manage, and implement multiple “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” projects at PPS including Belle Isle Summer Saturdays... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Guillermo Bernal

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 →
avatar for Adam Green

Adam Green

Founder, Public Recreation
As a passionate urbanist and project lead for Rebar Group and the Exploratorium, Adam has worked with a broad range of disciplines to realize projects of all scales existing at the intersection of art, science, design, and education to make cities more emotionally and socially sustainable... Read More →
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Leonardo Brawl Márquez

Co-Founder, TransLAB.URB
I’m a musician, social activist and also a architect & urban planner, co-founder of TransLAB - Research Institute for Social Innovation, developing projects inside of TransLAB.URB, a group focused on urban research, mapping, gentrification, occupations, hacker urbanism, urban acupuncture... Read More →
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Païvi Raivio

Artist, designer, placemaker, RaivioBumann -collective
Päivi Raivio is an artist and designer with the RaivioBumann artist-designer collective. The collective designs and transforms public spaces, wastelands and in-between-spaces with permanent or temporary installations. Their background and experience in public art, set design and... Read More →
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Emilie Roell

Founder & Co-Director, Doh Eain
Emilie Röell is a development consultant and social entrepreneur based in Yangon since 2013. An anthropologist by training, she is interested in creating solutions that make use of and preserve cultural and natural capital while creating sustainable community impact. Emilie is the... Read More →
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Renée Miles Rooijmans

Co-founder, frida&frank
Renée Miles Rooijmans, anthropologist and gardener, originally from the Netherlands, is one of the founders of frida&frank. She is currently involved in several placemaking projects in Vancouver with a focus on seasonal effective design. Renée has previously set up placemaking... Read More →
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Ieva Rozentale

Co-founder, nēbetjā
Ieva is the co-founder of placemaking team "nēbetjā" and a researcher at Amsterdam Business School. Ieva's professional experience and interests combine strategic management, particularly in beyond-profit settings, with topics related to creativity, design, and urban planning... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Workshop: Amsterdam: Building a Citywide Placemaking Approach 2025
Drawing on the results of Tuesday's Place Games, how can Amsterdam scale up the impact of its placemaking to a citywide scale?

On Tuesday of Placemaking Week, Place Games will have taken place at strategic locations for the future growth in Amsterdam for the next 20 years. The aim of this workshop is to draw conclusions from those events. What do the outcomes mean for developing a citywide approach to placemaking? How should Amsterdam embed this into its policies?

Representatives from the City of Amsterdam and others will discuss the results of this workshop during the closing remarks of the conference on Friday afternoon.

Moderators
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Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →

Presenters
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Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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Bregje Bleeker

Author
Bregje is an Amsterdam-based author. At the end of the eighties and the nineties she studied history and political science at the University of Amsterdam. In 2007, she made her writing debut with Walrus, which was named by the NRC as one of the best debuts of the year. In adition... Read More →
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Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Erik van der Kooij

Project Leader, Amsterdam Planning Department
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Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →
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Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Workshop: Creative Placemaking in Practice
A hands-on workshop that shows how anyone can design and implement small-scale, site-and-community-specific arts activities.

Artist and placemaker Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative will demonstrate ways that simple art activities and inexpensive materials can connect people with each other; encourage creativity; make public spaces more comfortable, personal and social; and make community engagement more enjoyable. Beginning with a review of instructions and activities throughout art history (from dada to Surrealism to Fluxus to New Games to Learning to Love You More), participants will then try out these instruction-based artworks and devise their own. Some of Walker's projects like these — utilized for activating public places — were featured in this Curbed article

Presenters
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Jim Walker

CEO & Lead Artist, Big Car Collaborative
Jim Walker is CEO of Big Car Collaborative, an Indianapolis-based socially engaged art nonprofit he helped found in 2004. Walker is lead artist for Big Car’s Spark Placemaking work that brings engagement-based public programming and people-focused design to communities across Indiana... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Workshop: Ecology & the Art of Regenerative Development
Find out how to see the ecological roots of a place, and how they can enrich placemaking, planning and development.

Every place on Earth was shaping itself before humans even settled there. So when we attempt to trace the histories of our neighborhoods, cities and public spaces, the story shouldn't begin with human activities.

Drawing on data, historical records, legends, regional arts, and kitchen-table conversations, "Story of Place" is a methodology for discerning the timeless patterns that make each place unique. It derives its power from the ability to listen to the stories of geology and hydrology, flora and fauna, that in turn shaped the human stories that take place there.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard

Principal, Regenesis Group
Ben Haggard is a principal at Regenesis Group, where he works on a diverse range of regenerative development and planning projects and delivers educational programs to a global network of practitioners. He is the co-author of the book Regenerative Development: A Framework for Evolving... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Workshop: Human Scale in Newly Built Projects
Considering that cities are made by people, it is remarkable how often we forgot how to design new urban fabric for people.

How do we get a human scale and a sense of place woven into new development? This session will provide participants with valuable lessons and best practices from Amsterdam and the Netherlands on how to integrate the eye-level experience into new built projects, both in design and development process.

Leaving from the main entrance of Pakhuis de Zwijger, this session will take place at Floor 6, a short walk from the conference venue. Along the way, participants will experience some of Amsterdam's new developments firsthand and gather fodder for discussion!

Moderators
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Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
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Toine van Goethem

Urban Designer, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Jurgen Krabbenborg

Senior Planner, Space & Sustainability, Gemeente Amsterdam


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Intensive Workshop: A Manifesto for Standard Place-Led Metrics
Sign-up links for all breakout intensives will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required.

The growing influence of "big data" has promoted a bottom-line view of the world that often excludes the deeper values of placemaking. Let's build an alternative vision together—a place-led industry standard for urban metrics.

Data and metrics have always been a significant part of the placemaking movement, dating back to early innovators like William H. Whyte and Jan Gehl, who first quantified the use of public space. However, as our cities have become increasingly "data-driven" over the years, they have lost sight of the humanist intention behind these early efforts.

Inspired by the success of practitioner efforts like the Agile Manifesto, and how Web metrics standards were formed, we invite placemakers working on metrics for placemaking and those interested the advancing the core values of placemaking to co-write a working group statement on metrics standards, policies, and data principles in placemaking and city-building at large.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Latorre

Daniel Latorre

Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces
Daniel set up PPS’ Digital Placemaking program starting in January of 2010. He set up this practice at PPS to authentically marry Placemaking with current online civic engagement best practices and build the right staffing mix to communicate it. Since February of 2013 Daniel moved... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Off-Site Workshop: 95cm: The City at Toddler Level

Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 25.

Creating opportunities for play in public spaces is central to a number of city urban agendas. Amsterdam is actively pursuing the agenda of engaging a children-focused vision of the city and elevating their experience of the city. Through an active 90-minute workshop, participants will assess challenges and opportunities of navigating a selected neighbourhood through the lens of a 95cm-tall child (the height of a healthy three year old). 

Located at Java-eiland, a 10-minute walk from the conference venue, this workshop takes an action research approach to expose the challenges facing families with young children. The workshop, designed for active engagement with the urban environment, aims to provide a discussion platform of ideas ranging from DIY solutions, to harnessing existing resources to creatively engage in planning for all by using the vantage point of children.


Presenters
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Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy

Assistant Professor of Urbanism & Urban Architecture, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Her main focus lies at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship analyses... Read More →
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Ikumi Nakanishi

Senior Designer & Analyst, Arup
Ikumi Nakanishi is a senior designer and analyst at Arup and has experience in built environment design, strategic planning, research, benefits modelling, spatial and data analysis and community engagement across as range of projects in Australia, Europe and the UK. Her key interest... Read More →
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Julien Vincelot

Research Assistant, Bernard van Leer Foundation
Julien Vincelot is part of the Knowledge for Policy team at the Bernard van Leer Foundation. As Research Assistant for Urban95 and Building Blocks, he provides support on urban issues relating to early childhood development. He joined the foundation after graduating from a dual MSc... Read More →
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Patrin Watanatada

Knowledge for Policy Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation
Patrin Watanatada joined the Bernard van Leer Foundation in 2015 as the Knowledge for Policy Director, the goal of which is to track, develop and share global knowledge and solutions for young children. She has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, social change communications... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Off-Site Workshop: Activating an Urban Sports Park
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

Amsterdam's Noord neighborhood has a number of large, single-use sports facilities. How can placemaking improve the connection and use of these spaces with local community?

Program:
10.00   Coffee / tea, general information, do-it-yourself tour (all day)

11.00   Guided tour

12.00   Meet the locals; transformation of an alley

13.00   Discussion: hybrid zones – diversity vs. quality

            Guided tour 2

14.00   Meet the locals; entrepreneurs

            Meet the locals; transformation of an alley 

15.00   Discussion: Nieuwezijds Kolk - how to improve a divided square

            Guided tour

16.00   Closing with a drink

 

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Eelman

Matthew Eelman

Project Manager, City of Amsterdam


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Off-Site Workshop: The Sensory City
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

A sensory walking tour to help increase consciousness of the sights, sounds, smells, touches and tastes of public space, and brainstorm how we can better harness them.

Each of the five senses plays a specific role in helping us understand our surroundings and building memories of a place. This off-site workshop consists of a sensorial walking tour and participatory exchange to collectively analyze a public space. The end result will be a placemapping activity and proposals for interventions that would improve the perception in the place. 

This project has the support of the Fondo Argentino de Desarrollo Cultural y Creativo Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación.

Presenters
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Carolina Huffmann

Founder, Urbanismo Vivo
Architect (2008 - Universidad de Palermo) dedicated to urbanism, specialized in walkability. Completed master's degree Laboratorio de la Vivienda del Siglo XXI at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (2009-2011) with the thesis "Buenos Aires: an immense collective housing". In... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Off-Site Workshop: The Stoop: Mental Ownership on the Street (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 30 (FULL).

In this workshop we’ll take you back 500 years to the beginning of a Dutch design tradition: the Dutch stoop.

A design tradition exported to other countries around the world such as the USA and South Africa, the stoop, a private space, was meant to create some distance between the house and busy street life. But it also became a place for social interaction. Over the years, however, car-oriented traffic engineering has diminished the prominance of the stoop. The stoop became the sidewalk, a place to walk safely from A to B.

Now it’s time to reinvent the Dutch stoop to give it back to the people of cities. In the inner city of Groningen, the municipality is on the brink of giving the stoop back to the city, and enriching and reactivating our streets. Think along with us on how to actually give it back and strengthen public space in the meantime.

Presenters
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Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO
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Jaco Kalfsbeek

Senior Landscape Architect, Municipality of Groningen
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Gavin van Osnabrugge

Program Manager: Downtown, Municipality of Groningen
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Eric van Ulden

Initiator, Stadslab Air Quality


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45

Activation: The New Virtual Reality of Public Space
Virtual Reality is showing potential as an exciting and useful technology for architects, urban designers and many other fields of research. With the currunt generation head mounted displays - with high level of reality, immersion, gesture-based input and introduction at prices aimed at consumers-  heralds a new era of VR-use. Join us in the conference venue to experience an urban design before it is implemented. We will give u the oppertunity to have a virtual walk through a public space from a user's point of view.

Presenters
avatar for Bart Haazen

Bart Haazen

Architect/Urban Designer, BFAS Architecture and Urbanism
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Ioanna Tsakalakidou

Intern, STIPO
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Sven Volkers

Junior Architect & Virtual Reality specialist, BFAS Architecture and Urban Planning
In February 2017 I attended the Dutch Housing Studio of the TU Delft. In my graduation research, I studied with the help of virtual reality how people perceive a street and how dwelling design influences this perception. Since then, I have been able to develop this knowledge at BFAS... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

12:00

Food Truck Lunch
Enjoy a selection of local food trucks near Pakhuis de Zwijger, or grab a bite on the way back from your off-site workshop.

Friday October 13, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

12:30

Off-Site Workshop: UvA Science Park Campus
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 15.

Become part of the interdisciplinary course "Placemaking: Urban Development Relay" of the University of Amsterdam, and join groups of students’ action research in the Science Park area. 

How would you stimulate exchange between the university researchers, students and employees? In what ways can we involve locals and other parties in the development of a large green area? How could we integrate a new village for refugees?
 
Join enthusiastic UvA students for this hands-on excursion. During the tour, participants will do a place game in order to build and exchange knowledge for sustainable placemaking at the campus.

Presenters
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Katusha Sol

Co-Founder, Studio Placemakers
Katusha is one of the founders of Placemakers and shares her knowledge and experience of cities – their energy, citizens and initiatives – by doing research, writing and teaching. She iteratively uses social scientific knowledge in Placemakers projects and inserts empirical experiences... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 12:30 - 15:00
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Panel: Habitat III: One Year Later
A year ago, 197 countries signed onto the New Urban Agenda, an international agreement to guide sustainable, equitable urban development. What has happened since then?

This panel session will be an occasion for UN-Habitat, the lead United Nations agency on urban development, and other partner organisations to take stock of the first year of implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the EU Urban Agenda, with special attention to public space and placemaking.

What lessons have been drawn from work on the ground? What practical tools can cities and citizens use to drive global change from the local level?

Moderators
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Bruno Dercon

Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat
Bruno Dercon is a Senior Human Settlements Officer at the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan. In 2005, Mr. Dercon joined UN-Habitat as the housing policy adviser for the reconstruction in Aceh after the Tsunami.  As a senior staff officer in the region... Read More →

Presenters
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Roi Chiti

World Urban Forum Substantive Programme Coordinator, UN-Habitat
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Ivana Vujic

Project Manager, European Urban Knowledge Network
Ivana Vujic holds a Master degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Universty of Varna (2011) and Masters degree in Urban Management and  Development from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2016), specialised in Sustainable Urban Environment and Climate Change. Before joining the... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Panel: Planning for Public Space in Amsterdam

This session will shed light on Amsterdam’s public space strategy from a variety of lenses, by the city’s senior planners and designers.

The city of Amsterdam has a rich history in public space planning and design. In the recent Public Space Vision for the municipality, public space is envisioned as "the city’s living room," with a few key characteristics:

  • Green: The planning department just completed a study of the distribution and design of green spaces, and its connection to the city’s growth strategy.
  • Participatory: Over time the municipality learned to transform the design process from centralized top down to a more participatory approach.
  • Walkable: Until recently the mobility strategy of the city was focused on cars, public transport and cyclists alone, basically allocating the leftover space to pedestrians. Due to the increased use of public space, as a result of tourism and densification among other things, the city is now developing a pedestrian strategy.

As the city is facing substantial growth and densification between now and 2025, with the estimated addition of 50,000 houses over the next few years, the key challenge is how to keep up with the quality of public space at the pace of the development.


Moderators
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Charlot Schans

Project Leader, New Europe: Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and programme maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, a platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development. She is project leader of the platform New Europe - Cities in Transition, a European network of active citizens... Read More →

Presenters
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Ruwan Aluvihare

Head, Department of Spatial Planning, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Dirk Iede Terpstra

Senior Traffic Engineer, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Wouter van der Veur

Wouter van der Veur

Senior Urban Planner, Gemeente Amsterdam


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Panel: Strange Bedfellows: Placemakers & Developers

What happens when communities, developers, entrepreneurs, and the city wake up together? How can stakeholders with different goals create value for all through placemaking?

Join this panel of leading developers to learn how placemaking allows them to meet a "double bottom line" in housing, supermarkets, airports, hospitals, shopping malls, storefronts and more!


Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
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Peter Groenendaal

Founder, Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
I was born in 1949, and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam East, where I soon discovered the Borough's bustling street life, the Dapper Market and the Oosterpark. In 1967 I moved to Amsterdam New West and in 1970 further west to Brooklyn , New York, and... Read More →
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Annebel Poot

Director, Real Estate Development, Ahold Europe
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Laurens Sloot

Professor, Professor Retail Marketing University of Groningen
Laurens Sloot is Professor of Retail Marketing at the Department of Marketing of the University of Groningen. Furthermore, he has a special interest in emerging topics in the national and international food industry and economic developments in general.
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Tony Wijntuin

Founder & Senior Consultant, Wyne Strategy & Innovation
Tony Wijntuin is the founder of WYNE Strategy & Innovation a strategy and innovation consultancy firm which specialises in the commercial development (retail, F&B and services) of inner cities, shopping malls, public spaces and high traffic locations such as airports, public transportation... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Panel: Children & Youth as Placemaking Catalysts
A panel discussion that reveals why engaging children and youth in all levels of placemaking is crucial for achieving sustainable impact on the neighborhood level, and how this can be achieved.

Drawing on cases from around the world, this panel highlights the catalytic role that children and youth can play in bringing their friends, family, and thus the local community into the placemaking process. If empowered and trained accordingly, youth can also bring creativity and innovation into the way we approach open and public space. 

What tools, methods, and governance models can placemakers use to put youth at the center of our public spaces?

Moderators
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Olympia Datsi

Co-Founder, Trainer & Project Manager, Creativity Platform NGO - Tópio Program
Olympia Datsi works as freelance youth trainer and mentor in various international mobility projects which are organized by foundations, institutions, NGOs and initiatives. The topics she deals with are human rights, new media, active citizenship and creativity. She is an expert of... Read More →

Presenters
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Rosa Danenberg

PhD Fellow, KTH The Centre for the Future of Places
Rosa's PhD research project at the Centre for the Future of Places focuses on Main Streets. In a deeply, physically as well as socially, disconnected city such as Stockholm, the fundamental question arises as to how Main Streets function as an everyday public space? Further questions... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Doumpa

Vivian Doumpa

Co-Founder, Coordinator, Creativity Platform NGO - Tópio Program
Vivian Doumpa is an urban planner and geographer from Thessaloniki, Greece living and working between Greece and the Netherlands. She is  coordinator of Tópio, a project by Creativity Platform NGO, where together with her team she works as a creative placemaker, with a special focus... Read More →
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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.


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Short Talks: Ethics & Equity

From the shaping of public spaces by private interests in Cape Town to transforming slums from “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” in Venezuela, this session of short talks focuses on topics that relate to ethics,  equity, and inclusion in placemaking.

Featuring:

Open Streets Cape Town: Joys and Challenges
Marcela Guerrero Casas (Cape Town, South Africa)

Gigantic Micro-Interventions: Public Spaces in Venezuela
Vanessa Catalano (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Yu Lok Lane: Hong Kong Top-Down or Bottom Up?
Judy Chan (Hong Kong)

Inclusive placemaking at the Ceuvel in Amsterdam North: Production of Build & Design Sessions and How to Measure their Impact
Roos Gerritsma (Amsterdam) 

Excavating Place: Indigenous Place Making
Sam Mukwa Kloetstra (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Placemaking When Black Lives Matter
Annette Koh (Honolulu, HI, USA)

"Sit-ability": Have you ever seen a Living Room without a Couch
Jenny Leuba (Zurich, Switzerland)

Is this park for US?
Joe Sikora (New Jersey, USA)


Moderators
avatar for Annah MacKenzie

Annah MacKenzie

Director of Communications, Project for Public Spaces

Presenters
avatar for Marcela Guerrero Casas

Marcela Guerrero Casas

Co-Founder & CEO, Open Streets
Marcela is passionate about cities, public space and most importantly, people. Her personal and professional drive emanates from connecting with others and contributing to improve the place where she lives. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Marcela lived in the US for most of... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa is a Venezuelan architect based in the Netherlands since 2012, where she graduated with an MA in the Design Cultures program. In both capital cities, Caracas and Amsterdam, she has collaborated with spacemakers and has been involved with playful teaching programs. Her subjects... Read More →
avatar for Judy Chan

Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema
avatar for Roos Gerritsma

Roos Gerritsma

Researcher and Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Inholland
Projectleader Field Lab Amsterdam North Urban SociologistLecturer at Bachelor Creative BusinessTopics: Leisure, Tourism, Inclusive City, City makers, innovation, community building.Working always in a network construction of students, city makers, entrepreneurs, municipality etc... Read More →
avatar for Sam Mukwa Kloetstra

Sam Mukwa Kloetstra

Indigenous Youth Advisor & Co Founder, Indigenous Place Making Council
Sam Mukwa Kloetstra is an Indigenous Anishinaabe youth from Mattagami First Nation in what is now known as Canada. He is a strong advocate for the creation of Indigenous spaces, cultural revitalization, and community wellbeing. His passion in place making began when he moved from... Read More →
avatar for Annette Koh

Annette Koh

Ph.D. candidate / lecturer, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Annette is a Ph.D. candidate in urban planning with a research focus on temporary placemaking, urban commons and equity and engagement in planning.
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Jenny Leuba

Project Manager, Swiss Pedestrian Association
Jenny is fascinated with how people use public spaces, especially by foot, and specialised in qualitative methodologies, particularly while walking through the cities. She is a geographer and also studied medias, working mainly for the French speaking part of Switzerland.
avatar for Joe Sikora

Joe Sikora

President, Sikora Wells Appel
Joe's work involves iterative placemaking design to help activate underutilized urban public spaces and guide more permanent future improvements. Successful experiments include Roosevelt Plaza Park in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia Pop-Up Pool Projects, and City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00

Workshop: Place as an Upstream Determinant of Health
Interdisciplinary researchers lead a workshop that explores how urban design shapes what we eat, how much we exercise, and more. 

During this workshop three interdisciplinary researchers will share the latest insights on how place influences our diets, physical activity, and health, using novel techniques such as GIS and GPS. After reviewing the evidence, participants will discuss policies and techniques that can be used to change behavior and improve outcomes through placemaking, planning, and other city-building tools.

Moderators
avatar for Charlotte Cammelbeeck

Charlotte Cammelbeeck

Project Manager, Urban Planner, Municipality of The Hague
Urban planner Charlotte Cammelbeeck specializes in the relationship between urban design and active aging and currently works for the municipality of The Hague.

Presenters
avatar for Jeroen Lakerveld

Jeroen Lakerveld

Senior Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Jeroen is a senior researcher at VU University Medical Center, whose work is focused individual and environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk. He is also an epidemiologist and senior researcher with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics... Read More →
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Joreintje Mackenbach

Postdoctoral Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Joreintje Mackenbach is a registered epidemiologist and researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, based at the VU University Medical Center. Joreintje has a background in Health Sciences (Policy & Management... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Panel: Can Museums Be Better Neighbors?
A panel of thinkers and doers from the museum world discuss the potential and the pitfalls of museums as placemakers and civic leaders.

Museums are public places that take up prime real estate in most big cities worldwide. But sometimes they can be seen as operating as private clubs for those with the kind of cultural capital possessed only by local and tourist elites.

Do museums have what it takes to transform their assets (a building, operational funding, institutional memory, staff, collections) into truly inclusive places for learning, bridge-building and dialogue within their cities? Can museums activate their soft power in order to become better neighbours? 

Moderators
avatar for Ngaire Blankenberg

Ngaire Blankenberg

Head of Content and Strategy, Kossmann.dejong Exhibition Architects
For over a decade, Ngaire has been helping museums all over the world to tell stories and create long-lasting, empowering relationships with diverse communities. She serves as co-editor, with Gail Lord, of Cities, Museums and Soft Power (AAM Press 2015) - a selection of essays which... Read More →

Presenters
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Deirdre Carasso

Director, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
avatar for Jeffrey Croese

Jeffrey Croese

Creative Director, Vinger
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Herman Kossmann

Founder and Creative Director, Kossmann.dejong
Herman is the Founder and Creative Director at Kossmann.dejong, an innovative exhibition architecture firm focused on building narrative environments that connect people, create memories, build skills and make places.
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Sara Mattens

Director, Vinger
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Wayne Modest

Head of Research, Tropenmuseum


Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Workshop: The European Placemakers Network: Setting a European Agenda
During this workshop, participants will collaboratively set an agenda for the European Placemaking Leadership Council. 

In preparation for Placemaking Week, European academics and knowledge institutions have been interviewed on how we can work together on placemaking in a European context. The results of these interviews will provide the foundation for a united European placemaking agenda to share knowledge, combine our research strengths, and close the gap between researchers and practitioners.

Several interviewees will be present, including Michael Mehaffy (Future of Places/KTH), Beitske Boonstra (Ghent University), Ciaran Cuffe (DIT Dublin), Levente Polyak (Eutropean/Re:Kreators), and more.

Moderators
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Ciarán Cuffe

City Councillor, North Inner City of Dublin
Ciarán Cuffe chairs the Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology and has held public office for over twenty-five years as a City Councillor, Member of Parliament, and Minister of State. He is currently a City Councillor representing... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

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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Beitske Boonstra

Doctor Assistant, AMRP
Researcher at Ghent University (AMRP) on self-organization in urban development, civic initiatives and capacities for place-making. Also runs her own office in Rotterdam, BecomingPlanner, on the same topics.
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Luisa Bravo

Founder and President, City Space Architecture
Luisa Bravo is an academic scholar, she has taught, researched and lectured in Europe, the United States, Lebanon, Asia and Australia. She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Design (Australia) and Adjunct Professor at the... Read More →
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Christian Grauvogel

Board Member, re:Kreators
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Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →
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Michael Mehaffy

Senior Researcher, KTH University Stockholm
Michael offers strategic consulting for walkable mixed-use projects, with an international practice based in Portland, Oregon. He consults on projects for private developers, NGOs and governments in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Michael is also a noted researcher... Read More →
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Levente Polyak

Researcher, Project Leader, KÉK Architecture Center
Levente Polyak is urban planner, researcher, community advocate and policy adviser. After studying architecture at Budapest University of Technology, urbanism at the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris and sociology at ELTE Budapest, and EHESS Paris, he was visiting lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Richards

Lynn Richards

President & CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism


Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Panel: Rebuilding Trust: Placemaking in the Central and Eastern European Context

A new generation of placemaking has arrived for Central and Eastern Europe.

As younger people begin to see public spaces in a new light, public attitudes that once deemed common spaces as belonging to nobody are fading away. In this session we will explore how the region is taking on a role at the cutting edge of the placemaking movement.

PPS has assembled a panel of practicing placemakers coming from vastly diverse professional backgrounds—NGOs, foundations, municipal organizations, academia, publishing, and independent artists and researchers. Join us as we explore the shared legacy, successes and challenges to creating lively, authentic, and inclusive public spaces in the Central and Eastern European context.


Moderators
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Elena Madison

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Elena Madison is a vice president at PPS, an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love... Read More →

Presenters
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Milan Brlík

Head of Participation Office, Prague Institute of Planning and Development
Milan is an urban planner specializing in urban regeneration and involving various stakeholders in planning of the City of Prague. He enjoys researching, designing, piloting and implementing placemaking processes.
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Ed Carroll

Community Artist
For over a decade Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll have worked collaboratively in the area of community culture. Their practice engages publics in spaces where community, culture and politics collide. Their main collaborators are local community experts who are interested in co-creating... Read More →
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Vita Geluniene

Community Artist
For over a decade Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll have worked collaboratively in the area of community culture. Their practice engages publics in spaces where community, culture and politics collide. Their main collaborators are local community experts who are interested in co-creating... Read More →
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Eliza Hoxha

Assistant at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planing and executive director at NGO, University of Prishtina/Faculty of Civil enginering and Architecture and NGO
Eliza is an architect/urban planner focused more on community process and cultural dimensions on city development. Currently, she is working on her PhD at TU Graz, Austria on the theme "Community based approach in Kosovo" with the focus on placemaking as a methodology tested in several... Read More →
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Magdalena Kubecka

Researcher & Author, How the City Works & Cities Magazine
Magdalena Kubecka works as an urban and a cultural researcher, a placemaker and an educator. She supports local communities and public institutions in city reforms. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of “Cities Magazine”, a quarterly focused on challenges faced by... Read More →
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Ivana Markovic

Grant Program Manager, Trag Foundation
Ivana has 15 years of experience in civil society sector and has been with the Trag foundation for over 12 years working in grants management. In addition to her experience in grant making, she is also a landscape architect interested in community development. Since she was trained... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Short Talks: Public Sector, Public Space

From the need for a better planning process in booming Silicon Valley to the innovative reuse of Montreal’s Olympic Park, this session of short presentations will focus on placemaking with, within and without government.

Featuring:

Les Jardineries: Reinventing an Olympic Park
Maxim Bragoli (Montreal, QC, Canada)

New York City’s Public Plaza Program: Transforming streets for people
Donovan Finn (New York, NY, USA) 

The Paradox of Limitations
Jia-Ping Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 

Democratizing Place Policy
Robin Abad Ocubillo (San Francisco, CA, USA)

A Placemaking Policy for Thessaloniki
Maria Sitzoglou (Thessaloniki, Greece) 

Baby Steps in #SiliconValley
Kirk Vartan (San Jose, CA, USA) 

Connecting Departments & Communities in Skawina
Maciej Zacher (Skawina, Poland)


Moderators
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Mark Plotz

Vice President & Director, National Center for Bicycling and Walking, Project for Public Spaces
Mark Plotz is Program Director of the National Center for Bicycling &Walking (NCBW), which became part of Project for Public Spaces in 2011. Mark beings nearly a decade of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy to PPS: he has extensive experience in Safe Routes... Read More →

Presenters
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Maxim Bragoli

Co-founder, La Pépinière | Espaces collectifs
Maxim Bragoli co-founded La Pépinière, a placemaking non-profit organization that draws on a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative collective urban projects, from the design phase to business plan development, programming and site management. Over the past three years, he... Read More →
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Donovan Finn

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
Donovan Finn is an urban planner and Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning, Policy and Design in the Sustainability Studies Program and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. He studies urban policies related to sustainability, resilience, climate... Read More →
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Jia-Ping Lee

Program Director, Head of Corporate Communications, Think City
Jia Ping is the Programme Director for Think City Sdn Bhd, a community-based urban rejuvenation organization, and a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the strategic investment fund of the Malaysian government). Think City’s main goal is to create more liveable and resilient... Read More →
avatar for Robin Abad Ocubillo

Robin Abad Ocubillo

Senior Urban Designer / Policy Planner and Adjunct Professor, Architecture, SF Planning Department and California College of the Arts
Robin Abad Ocubillo has worked for over a decade in civic innovation in public space design, planning, evaluation, and policy. He is currently Senior Planner and Urban Designer with the San Francisco Planning Department, where he leads Places for People, the first placemaking legislation... Read More →
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Maria Sitzoglou

Consultant for Participatory Planning and Community Engagement, 100 Resilient Cities - Resilient Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki
Maria Sitzoglou is an Architect - Urban Designer, currently working as a Consultant of Urban Resilience within the program “100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation” for the City of Thessaloniki,Greece. Her specific focus is on Participatory Planning projects... Read More →
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Kirk Vartan

Problem Solver, A Slice of New York
Kirk Vartan is a native New Yorker, NBC technologist, former hi-tech professional, community activist, and founder of two pizza shops in San Jose/Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. Kirk is a strong advocate of smart urban developments, transportation solutions, and is currently helping... Read More →
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Maciej Zacher

Mobility Urbanist, Municipality of Skawina
Maciej is a mobility urbanist at Municipality of Skawina.  He thinks that the best mobility plan is a good land use plan, and works with local communities empowering them and promoting placemaking as strategy. Within his department they try to work out of the silo and across other... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Workshop: Moneyballing Placemaking: Counting What Counts in Public Space
We all have our favorite streets, nooks, and other public spaces in the world, but what is the DNA behind what makes those places great? Micro-scale data is the magic sauce!

This on-site interactive workshop is designed to help placemakers learn more about micro-scale urban analytics and how to facilitate walkability using data-driven placemaking. By relying on people-powered observation tools, even resource-constrained communities can gather the necessary data to increase profits, improve community outcomes, and offer more active transportation options.

Mariela Alfonzo will demonstrate how to collect and analyze urban data from a real site and in real-time during the conference session—all from the comfort of your seat. These findings will provide fodder for a conversation about what improvements could be made, lessons learned, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Mariela Alfonzo

Mariela Alfonzo

CEO/Founder, State of Place
Dr. Mariela Alfonzo is the Founder of State of Place, an urban data analytics platform that helps placemakers identify and economically justify optimal urban design, planning, and development projects that create thriving places people love.


Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30

Workshop: [Re]newal in Your Hand: Anti-Gentrification
Artists have acquired a reputation for being heralds of gentrification, but at this workshop, we will create arts-based toolkits to fight gentrification and address community needs.

ARTs East New York will present a process-based toolkit that uses art and urban planning as a catalyst to fight intentional destabilization of existing communities for the financial gains of “Urban Renewal.” The session will begin by exploring themes of power and unpacking the preconceived gentrification process. Then, inspired by ARTs East New York's [re]New Lots: Artists Incubator & Vendor Market, participants will co-create a toolkit to fight specific effects of gentrification, position community members as cultivators of the local economy, and create a resident-led vision for the future of the neighborhood.

Presenters
avatar for Vicki Capote

Vicki Capote

Development Manager, Arts East New York
Hello! My name is Vicki Capote and I work with ARTs East New York as the Development Manager. Since my late teens, I've been applying the arts and performance as tools to build community and civic engagement. I'm excited to be here with ARTs East New York and present a workshop that... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Green

Catherine Green

Executive Director, ARTs East New York Inc.
Catherine is the Founder and Executive Director of ARTs East New York Inc., a non-profit community arts organization. Her work is committed to presenting and promoting multicultural arts to address socioeconomic growth and development in the Brooklyn community.
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Alexis Mena

Public Art Manager, Arts East New York
I am a multidisciplinary Artist who focuses on the creation of green spaces for the use of the community, artist, creatives, and entrepreneurs to propel race and social equity, economic justice, and social justice to heal the scars of racism and marginalization.
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Nicolas Savvides

ReNew Lots Project Manager, Arts East New York


Friday October 13, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:00

Plenary: Placemaking & the Future of Cities
A panel of leading placemakers discuss the urban challenges that will test the Placemaking Movement over the coming decades, and where we go from here.


Moderators
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Emily Silverman

Founding Director, The Urban Clinic, The Hebrew University
head the The Urban Clinic in Jerusalem, where we develop tools for more equitable cities, especially in community development, urban regeneration, and, of course, placemaking. We learn alongside local and international practitioners, 'co-producing knowledge' for local implementation... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Cecilia Andersson

Cecilia Andersson

Public Space Program, UN-Habitat
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Neil McInroy

CEO, CLES
CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies
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Gil Penalosa

Founder & Chair, 8 80 Cities
Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks... Read More →
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Lynn Richards

President & CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism


Friday October 13, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

17:15

Declaration of Amsterdam: Next Steps for the Global Placemaking Movement
A group of Amsterdam placemakers and city officials lead a plenary crowdsourcing session about big takeaways from the conference and next steps.


In this closing session, we will crowd source everyone's ideas around two central questions:

- What is your placemaking ambition you take away from Placemaking Week?

- What is the next step in the short term you will take in your placemaking practice?

Amsterdam, as the host city, will kick off this closing session. 

Moderators
avatar for Natasja van den Berg

Natasja van den Berg

Owner/Director, Tertium

Presenters
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Simon van Dommelen

Director, LOLA
Simon is a quaternary and connects and works on various projects in the field of culture and urban development. He is, with Floor Ziegler founder of the Noorderpark Trust, a neighborhood venture that is fully experimented with bottom-up developments, from an umbrella license for... Read More →
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Jesse Jop Jorg

Urban Creative, WeTheCity
Urban creative Jesse Jop Jorg is involved in many projects that are designed to shape and color the city. He worked for several departments at the city of Amsterdam including the Bureau Art Factories, Placemaking Oosterpark and Art & Culture Amsterdam North, before becoming project... Read More →
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Katusha Sol

Co-Founder, Studio Placemakers
Katusha is one of the founders of Placemakers and shares her knowledge and experience of cities – their energy, citizens and initiatives – by doing research, writing and teaching. She iteratively uses social scientific knowledge in Placemakers projects and inserts empirical experiences... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 17:15 - 17:45
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

18:00

Closing Drink!
Friday October 13, 2017 18:00 - 18:30
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00

Exhibition: Leafing Places Honk Kong - Amsterdam
【Leafing Places - HKxASM Community Exchange 閲換遊誌 - 香港x阿姆斯特丹社區想象】

Hong Kong x Community x Social Movement x Placemaking x Public Spaces x Urban/Soundscape

by Judy Chan & Kay Chan Wan Ki & Hanison Lau & Ronald Tsoi & Kei Kei Yu

Opening: 13 Oct 2017 (Fri) 19:00
Exhibition opening hour: 14 - 15 Oct (Sat & Sun) 15:00 - 20:00

While Hong Kong is facing years of political hardships, it is also the time for the blossom of creativity. Local residents, activists, and artists of Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, will bring along the stories of Sai Ying Pun and Hong Kong to Amsterdam. 

Triggered by the removal of a resident-made community Bookcase, we would showcase the grassroots power of Hong Kong community and the arts and cultural intervention by Hong Kong artists and designers. By visiting the exhibition, you could have a quick understanding of the political and cultural scene of Hong Kong. Come and join us!

Please follow our FB page for update: https://www.facebook.com/leafingplaces/

Presenters
avatar for Judy Chan

Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema


Friday October 13, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
4bid Gallery, OT301 4bid Gallery @ OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

21:00

Amsterdam After Party
Friday October 13, 2017 21:00 - Saturday October 14, 2017 23:30
Amsterdam Roest Jacob Bontiusplaats 1, 1018 LL Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Saturday, October 14
 

08:45

Tour: Market Safari by Boat & Foot (FULL)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 60 (FULL).

This dynamic market daytrip will take us to four different markets in Amsterdam East, South and Old West boroughs.

Join placemaker and market expert, Peter Groenendaal, as he takes you by boat and by foot to the city's many markets, from the diverse, inclusive Dapper Market to the touristy Abert Cuyp Market near the Museum District, from the highbrow Neighbor ZuiderMRKT to the resilient Ten Kate market and neighboring Food Hallen. 

Eat, drink, and meet the locals! Take it to the streets, the parks, the squares and canals!

Agenda:
  • 8:45–9am Meet at Hannekes Boom
  • 9–9:30am Boat trip with coffee and introduction to first destination
  • 9:30–10:30am Visit Dapper Market
  • 10:30–11am Boat trip to second destination
  • 11am–12pm Visit Albert Cuypmarkt
  • 12–12:30pm  Walk to third destination via Museum Quarter
  • 12:15–1pm Lunch at ZuiderMRKT 
  • 1–2pm Visit ZuiderMRKT
  • 2–2:30pm Walk to fourth destination via Vondelpark
  • 2:30–4pm Visit Ten Katemarkt & Foodhallen
  • 4pm Closing Discussion & Drinks at Topido’s, typical Ten Katemarkt Café


Presenters
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

Founder, Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
I was born in 1949, and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam East, where I soon discovered the Borough's bustling street life, the Dapper Market and the Oosterpark. In 1967 I moved to Amsterdam New West and in 1970 further west to Brooklyn , New York, and... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 08:45 - 16:00
Hannekes Boom Dijksgracht 4, 1019 BS Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:00

Site Visit: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal: From a Space for Cars to a Place for People

Drop by this open-house-style event to meet local placemakers, learn about this major thoroughfare, and discuss its ongoing transformation with shop owners, residents, and city officials.

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, a thoroughfare between the city's main shopping district and its famous canal belt, has played a big and diverse role in Dutch history. Over the years it has served as the home of the biggest national newspapers and the squatting movement, and still acts as the "backyard" of the Royal Palace.

Today, the street forms a unique mix of functions with a diffuse character, but in the coming years, it will be transformed from a traffic-dominated road into a series of connected destinations. But how can we maintain locality, diversity, and authenticity in this process? Meet the street and help us out!


Presenters
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Guido Kuijvenhoven

Project Leader, Street-Oriented Approach, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Daniëlle Meiboom

Area Manager, Nieuwe Zijde, Gemeente Amsterdam


Saturday October 14, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Akhnaton Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, 1012 PV Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:00

Tour: Kinkerboulevard
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 30.

The Kinkerstraat used to be a typical Amsterdam shopping street. In recent years, the street is changing fast from shopping street to a street where you meet your friends in a coffee bar or get a deli take-away. What are the effects on the neigborhood?

Eva Pel and Marieke Geljon will take you on a tour through the Kinkerstraat and tell you ins and outs about the entrepreneurs and their experiences. The tour is part of the public program Pel and Geljon organize around their artproject and exhibition Kinkerboulevard, which can be visited at the Library de Hallen after the tour. 

Presenters
avatar for Marieke Geljon

Marieke Geljon

Marieke Geljon studied urban geography in Amsterdam and is social housing specialist.
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Eva Pel

Artist
Eva Pel studied in Amsterdam and Los Angeles; she is artistic researcher, urban geographer and flaneur. Her main research interest, among others, is contemporary urban life.


Saturday October 14, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
De Hallen (Tollensstraat entrance) Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47, 1053 RT Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:30

Tour: Planning & Protest in the Nieuwmarkt, Then & Now
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 25.

Together with Marijke Storm you will visit the Nieuwmarkt area. Together with formal activist Hans van Os you will follow the path of the subway line underneath the area, learn about the protests following the subway's arrival in the 1970s, as well as the neighborhood's current battles.

In the 1970s, two ideas of urbanism were at war in Nieumarkt: Jane Jacobs versus Robert Moses. The official policy was to open up the city center with freeways, offices, hotels and commerce, and to move inhabitants out to suburbs and new towns. When houses in the medieval Jewish quarter were demolished for the construction of the underground line. The young postwar generation fought for a human scale city, with a mix of inhabitants and vibrant street life, and changed the popular vision of an urban lifestyle.

Later, new houses were constructed above the metro line and the old street patterns restored. Socially motivated architects united with inhabitants to consturct subsidized housing for families, elderly people, and artists, and the Nieuwmarkt area became a lively and socially mixed neighborhood. Alas, nowadays the inhabitants have to fight again to maintain that mix. Commercial enterprises, tourism, speculation, high rents, and AirBnB are taking over, alienating and driving away existing inhabitants.

Then or now, the key questions remain the same: Who owns the city? What kind of city do we want to be?

Meetingpoint: Metro Exit Nieuwe Herengracht. 

When you missed people at the meeting point you can ring the doorbel from 11.50 at:

Kantoor De Halve Wereld

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 14.

Or call Marijke Storm: +316 20834489 


Presenters
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Hans van Os

Chairman, Bewonersraad Nieuwmarkt
Activist in the Nieuwmarkt area
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Marijke Storm

Senior Consultant, Retired
Marijke Storm was active in grassroot organizations, working on public space, walkability, self-management, mixed use, and affordable homes, but is now retired. She was an urban planner and a Senior Consultant with STIPO, and worked previously for the Municipality of Amsterdam.


Saturday October 14, 2017 11:30 - 13:30
Waterlooplein Station Nieuwe Herengracht 2, 1018 Amsterdam, Netherlands