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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
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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 Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa Catalano

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

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 →
avatar for Rony al Jalkh

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
avatar for Nate Storring

Nate Storring

Director of Communications, Project for Public Spaces
avatar for Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

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


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

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
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus

Presenters
avatar for Agartha Frimpong

Agartha Frimpong

Mama Agatha
avatar for Ria Hilhorst

Ria Hilhorst

cycling policy advisor, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Janine Hogendoorn

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 →
avatar for Kees Vernooij

Kees Vernooij

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

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: 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
avatar for Mike Lydon

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
avatar for Nate Hommel

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 →
avatar for Robin Abad Ocubillo

Robin Abad Ocubillo

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

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

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.
avatar for Catherine Green

Catherine Green

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

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 →
avatar for Loretta Lees

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 →
avatar for Peter Moskowitz

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
avatar for Lisette van Rhijn

Lisette van Rhijn

Liveable Cities & Sustainable Urban Development Expert

Presenters
avatar for Judy Chan

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.
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 →


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 →
avatar for Rinske Brand

Rinske Brand

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

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

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: 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
 

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
avatar for Ivana Vujic

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
avatar for Laurens Sloot

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.
avatar for Tony Wijntuin

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
avatar for Olympia Datsi

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
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 Vivian Doumpa

Vivian Doumpa

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

Editor and co-founder, Eyes on Places
Editor and co-founder of mandarin media website focus on public space issue advocate 'Eyes on Places'. Guest editor at Architecture In Development. Currently PhD researcher at University of Amsterdam.


Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) 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

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