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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

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
 

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

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

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
 
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