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Tuesday, October 10
 

10:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
avatar for Marlies Buurman

Marlies Buurman

Head of Cultural Programming, WOW Amsterdam
avatar for Jaap Schoufour

Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam


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

11:30 CEST

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Jeroen Laven

Jeroen Laven

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

Presenters
avatar for Remco de Graaff

Remco de Graaff

Area agent, Municipality of Amsterdam
avatar for Marianne Volkers

Marianne Volkers

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


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

12:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Lex de Jong

Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Siënna Veelders

Siënna Veelders

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

Presenters
avatar for Stan de Kanter

Stan de Kanter

Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Aiko van der Lem

Aiko van der Lem

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

Pien van der Ploeg

Senior Communication Advisor, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Arwen Schram

Arwen Schram

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

Wouter Valkenier

Founder, Studio Valkenier
avatar for Delphine van Wageningen

Delphine van Wageningen

Project Manager, Gementee Amsterdam


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

13:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

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

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO
avatar for Iris van der Horst

Iris van der Horst

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

Merijn van de Reep

Assistent Project Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Sven Volkers

Sven Volkers

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


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

13:30 CEST

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

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

Berta Gruodyte

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

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Annemiek Hoogland

Annemiek Hoogland

Process Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Milena Mulders

Milena Mulders

Coordinator, On File
avatar for Peik Suyling

Peik Suyling

Owner & Director, Young Designers & Industry


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

14:45 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Hans Karssenberg

Hans Karssenberg

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

Julie Wagner

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

Presenters
avatar for Marcel van Heemert

Marcel van Heemert

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

Eline Hoogendijk

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

Joan Stegenga

Senior Urban Designer, City of Amsterdam


Tuesday October 10, 2017 14:45 - 20:00 CEST
O|2 Lab Building De Boelelaan 1108 1081 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Jeroen Laven

Jeroen Laven

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

Presenters
avatar for Marijke Kuijpers

Marijke Kuijpers

Labor Market Advisor, City of Almere


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Presenters
avatar for Gido Ten Dolle

Gido Ten Dolle

Director Urban Development, Gemeente Delft


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Sander van der Ham

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Mariska Kien

Mariska Kien

Policy Advisor, Gemeente Dordrecht


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

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

Presenters
avatar for Okrah Donkor

Okrah Donkor

Founder, Triple ThreaT Basketball Club
avatar for Philip Schemmekes

Philip Schemmekes

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

Jeroen van Spijk

Alderman, Gemeente Haarlem


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Mattijs van 't Hoff

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Emiel Arends

Emiel Arends

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

José Besselink

Planologist, Municipality of Rotterdam
avatar for Mattijs van Ruijven

Mattijs van Ruijven

Head Urban Planner, Gemeente Rotterdam


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Hans Karssenberg

Hans Karssenberg

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

Wouter Jan Verheul

Research Fellow & Lecturer, TU Delft
avatar for Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

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

Presenters
avatar for Erik Pasveer

Erik Pasveer

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

Peter Pol

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


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Stef Fleischeuer

Stef Fleischeuer

Director of Business Climate, City of Tilburg


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Martine Sluijs

Martine Sluijs

Director & Owner, PIP & Partners

Presenters
avatar for Wim Beelen

Wim Beelen

Founder and Owner, Beelen
avatar for Marianne Lensink

Marianne Lensink

Director of Care, Health Insurers Netherlands
avatar for Rita van der Meulen

Rita van der Meulen

Senior Advisor: Healthy urbanization, City of Utrecht
avatar for Trudie Timmerman

Trudie Timmerman

CEO, LED Factory


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

08:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Presenters
avatar for Roos Beek

Roos Beek

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

Jeroen Fleer

Project Manager, City of Zwolle
avatar for Bianca Meekers

Bianca Meekers

Program Director, City of Zwolle
avatar for Anne-Marie Mosterman

Anne-Marie Mosterman

Strategic Planning Economist, City of Zwolle
avatar for Hanneke Spiertz

Hanneke Spiertz

Advisor, Province of Overijssel
avatar for Gooitske Zijlstra

Gooitske Zijlstra

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


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

10:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Pieter de Haan

Pieter de Haan

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

Sjoerd Nota

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


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

10:00 CEST

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

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

Presenters
MB

Mohamed Bensellam

Area Manager, Gemeente Amsterdam


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

14:00 CEST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Anna Fink

Anna Fink

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

Mascha Onderwater

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

Sofia Opfer

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

Simona Serafino

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


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

14:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

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


Presenters

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

14:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Donica Buisman

Donica Buisman

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

Gwen van Zaane

Artistic Director, Modestraat


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

14:00 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Tom van de Beek

Tom van de Beek

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

Esmee Jiskoot

Co-Creator, Cafe de Ceuvel
avatar for Jesse Jop Jorg

Jesse Jop Jorg

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

Cathelijn de Reede

Freelance Concept Creative, Springtide Studios


Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:00 - 17:00 CEST
De Ceuvel Korte Papaverweg, 1032KB Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Thursday, October 12
 

13:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Nancy van Asseldonk

Nancy van Asseldonk

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

Marjan Otter

Lecturer, Marketing & Management, Reinwardt Academie


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

10:45 CEST

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

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

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy

Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy

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

Ikumi Nakanishi

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

Julien Vincelot

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

Patrin Watanatada

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


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

10:45 CEST

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

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

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

11.00   Guided tour

12.00   Meet the locals; transformation of an alley

13.00   Discussion: hybrid zones – diversity vs. quality

            Guided tour 2

14.00   Meet the locals; entrepreneurs

            Meet the locals; transformation of an alley 

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

            Guided tour

16.00   Closing with a drink

 

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Eelman

Matthew Eelman

Project Manager, City of Amsterdam


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

10:45 CEST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Carolina Huffmann

Carolina Huffmann

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


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

10:45 CEST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Sander van der Ham

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO
avatar for Jaco Kalfsbeek

Jaco Kalfsbeek

Senior Landscape Architect, Municipality of Groningen
avatar for Gavin van Osnabrugge

Gavin van Osnabrugge

Program Manager: Downtown, Municipality of Groningen
avatar for Eric van Ulden

Eric van Ulden

Initiator, Stadslab Air Quality


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

12:30 CEST

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Katusha Sol

Katusha Sol

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


Friday October 13, 2017 12:30 - 15:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Saturday, October 14
 

08:45 CEST

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

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

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

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

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


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

10:00 CEST

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

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

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Guido Kuijvenhoven

Guido Kuijvenhoven

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

Daniëlle Meiboom

Area Manager, Nieuwe Zijde, Gemeente Amsterdam


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

11:00 CEST

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Marieke Geljon

Marieke Geljon

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

Eva Pel

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


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

11:30 CEST

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

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

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

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

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

Meetingpoint: Metro Exit Nieuwe Herengracht. 

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

Kantoor De Halve Wereld

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 14.

Or call Marijke Storm: +316 20834489 


Presenters
HV

Hans van Os

Chairman, Bewonersraad Nieuwmarkt
Activist in the Nieuwmarkt area
avatar for Marijke Storm

Marijke Storm

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


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