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Thursday, October 12
 

11:15 CEST

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
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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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15 CEST

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

11:15 CEST

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
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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 →

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.
avatar for Ying-Tzu Lin

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

11:15 CEST

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
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
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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 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15 CEST

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

13:30 CEST

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
avatar for Agartha Frimpong

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:30 CEST

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

13:30 CEST

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

13:30 CEST

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
avatar for Conor Cahill

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

13:30 CEST

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

13:30 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00 CEST

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
avatar for Michael Mehaffy

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

15:00 CEST

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
avatar for Ying-Tzu Lin

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

15:00 CEST

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 →
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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 →
avatar for Katharine Czarnecki

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

15:00 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:00 CEST

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

15:00 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30 CEST

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

16:30 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:30 CEST

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

16:30 CEST

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Friday, October 13
 

10:45 CEST

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 →
avatar for Leonardo Brawl Márquez

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 →
avatar for Païvi Raivio

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 →
avatar for Emilie Roell

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 →
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 →
avatar for Ieva Rozentale

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

10:45 CEST

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
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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 →

Presenters
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
avatar for Bregje Bleeker

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 →
avatar for Lex de Jong

Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Erik van der Kooij

Erik van der Kooij

Project Leader, Amsterdam Planning Department
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 →
avatar for Jaap Schoufour

Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam


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

10:45 CEST

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
avatar for Jim Walker

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

10:45 CEST

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

10:45 CEST

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
avatar for Mattijs van 't Hoff

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Toine van Goethem

Toine van Goethem

Urban Designer, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Jurgen Krabbenborg

Jurgen Krabbenborg

Senior Planner, Space & Sustainability, Gemeente Amsterdam


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

13:00 CEST

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
avatar for Bruno Dercon

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
avatar for Roi Chiti

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

13:00 CEST

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
avatar for Charlot Schans

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
avatar for Ruwan Aluvihare

Ruwan Aluvihare

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

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00 CEST

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
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 Annebel Poot

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 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00 CEST

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

13:00 CEST

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
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Annah MacKenzie

Director of Communications, Project for Public Spaces

Presenters
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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 →
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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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Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

13:00 CEST

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

14:30 CEST

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

14:30 CEST

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
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Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

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

President & CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism


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

14:30 CEST

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

14:30 CEST

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

14:30 CEST

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
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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 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

14:30 CEST

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