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Thursday, October 12

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.

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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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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.

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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: 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!

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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 →

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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

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!


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!

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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

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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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?

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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 →
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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 →
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Renée Miles Rooijmans

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

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

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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
Friday, October 13

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.

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Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Hans Karssenberg

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

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Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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Bregje Bleeker

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

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Erik van der Kooij

Project Leader, Amsterdam Planning Department
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Jeroen Laven

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

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 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

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Jim Walker

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

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 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.

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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!

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Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

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Toine van Goethem

Urban Designer, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Jurgen Krabbenborg

Senior Planner, Space & Sustainability, Gemeente Amsterdam

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance 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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Ciarán Cuffe

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

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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

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.

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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.

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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