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Tuesday, October 10
 

17:30 CEST

NEW: Tour: A Piece of Amsterdam

Sign-up for this particular off-site is: here via EventbriteAdvanced registration required. Capacity: 20. Cost: Pay as you go.

Come and join us at one of our four special stops this evening and meet other participants and the Placemaking Plus team during this tour of Amsterdam. You can join from the start or hop on later in the evening, and pay as you go.

Schedule:

  • 17:30–18:30: Experience the city through a guided tour on the wooden bikes of wOOdy Amsterdam. Depart from Galerie KIS. Capacity: 20. Cost: FREE. 
  • 18:30–19:45: Wine tasting at The Wine Cellar, a hidden gem located underneath the famous New Church (Dam Square). Here, Dutch-Argentinian winemaker José Belgerette will introduce you to the secrets of winemaking and winetasting (enter through Melly’s Cookie Bar). Cost: €15 per person.
  • 20:00–22:00: A shared three-course meal at Pizzaria La Zoccola. On the menu: delicious Italian ham, cheese pizzas baked in a traditional Italian woodoven, tiramisu, and panna cotta. Cost: €25 per person (plus drinks).
  • 22:15–24:00: Drinks at Café Hoppe. We will finish the evening at this typical Dutch 17th century brown ("bruin") café. Cost: pay your own drinks (and one for a new friend!).

Presenters
avatar for Lex de Jong

Lex de Jong

Community Manager & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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Stan de Kanter

Placemaker, Placemaking Plus


Tuesday October 10, 2017 17:30 - 19:00 CEST
Galerie KIS Paleisstraat 107, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00 CEST

Side Event: Boiling Amsterdam: A Live Crowdfunding Event for Placemakers
Tickets now available for pre-sale and at the door. Cost: €10 (including boiling hot soup).

Boiling makes crowdfunding simpler, faster, and more fun than ever.  At this Boiling Pitch Night four impatient creative city makers present their innovative ideas for Amsterdam. You pay €10—a 100% donation to the winning idea—and this gives you entrance to the event, a nice boiling hot soup, and most importantly voting rights. All visitors get to vote on which idea is best and together you decide who wins and get’s to execute their idea quickly.

Tickets & Details:
Pitchers Lineup:
  • Matchmaking Walks by Makers Unite: connecting refugees and Amsterdammers professionally
  • The Sock from the Park by Anastasia Eggers & Ottonie von Roeder: socks made in a 'park factory' run by sheep 
  • Living Light by Karlijn Arts: lighting up the city with plants
  • On-the-go Audio Platform by Florian Geerken: listening to audiotours while commuting
How it works:
  1. Visitors donate €10: a 100% donation, plus you'll get soup and voting power.
  2. Four city makers pitch their idea.
  3. All visitors vote and share tips.
  4. The pitcher with the most votes goes home with the collected sum, doubled by the Boiling partners.
  5. At the next Boiling the winning city maker shows what he or she has done with the money.
The ticket is a full donation and includes a delicious soup. Partners are Knowledge MileGemeente Amsterdam, and AkzoNobel.

Moderators
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 →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 19:00 - 21:00 CEST
Het Parool Theater Wibautstraat 131, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

07:30 CEST

Conference Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage before heading out on a day of city expeditions and tours.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 07:30 - 08:30 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:00 CEST

Opening Reception
Join conference organizers Project for Public Spaces, STIPO, Placemaking Plus, and Pakhuis de Zwijger for a night of drinks and networking, as well as an "opening ceremony."

The event will be held at LELY, one of Amsterdam's many "Broedplaatsen" (literally: breeding places; actually: arts incubators).

Moderators
avatar for Natasja van den Berg

Natasja van den Berg

Owner/Director, Tertium

Presenters
avatar for Eric van der Burg

Eric van der Burg

Alderman, Gemeente Amsterdam
avatar for Jaap Draaisma

Jaap Draaisma

Founder & Director, Urban Resort
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Eva de Klerk

Eva de Klerk
“First comes the community, second comes the planner” Eva de Klerk is a project booster. She is driven by a relentless passion, commitment and devotion for the community and the utilization of urban areas. Eva relishes the areas that are deserted no-go zones – which cities... Read More →
avatar for Jaap Schoufour

Jaap Schoufour

Head, Bureau Broedplaatsen, Gemeente Amsterdam



Wednesday October 11, 2017 20:00 - 23:00 CEST
Broedplaats LELY Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Thursday, October 12
 

08:00 CEST

Breakfast & Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage and light breakfast.

Thursday October 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:00 CEST
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00 CEST

Activation: Flying Grass Carpet
For the duration of the two main conference days, the Flying Grass Carpet will be landing in the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The Flying Grass Carpet is a giant rug made of artificial grass. It travels around the world, temporarily transforming public spaces into places for sports, picnics, open-air festivals, and more. Drop by to lie down on the soft grass or play a game!

Thursday October 12, 2017 08:00 - 23:30 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:15 CEST

The PPS Placemaking Clinic
Do you need advice on your current placemaking project? Someone to bounce ideas off of? A shoulder to cry on?

Drop by our Placemaking Clinic table or make an appointment to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of the Project for Public Spaces staff, with specializations in markets, transportation, innovation, inclusion, and more.

Thursday Agenda:
  • 11am–12:30pm: Elena Madison, Vice President, PPS
  • 12:30–1:30pm: Philip Winn, Vice President, PPS
  • 1:30–3pm: Anna Siprikova, Senior Project Associate, PPS
  • 3–4:30pm: Mark Plotz, Vice President, PPS
  • 4:30–6pm: Daniel Latorre, Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, PPS

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Latorre

Daniel Latorre

Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces
Daniel set up PPS’ Digital Placemaking program starting in January of 2010. He set up this practice at PPS to authentically marry Placemaking with current online civic engagement best practices and build the right staffing mix to communicate it. Since February of 2013 Daniel moved... Read More →
avatar for Elena Madison

Elena Madison

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Elena Madison is a vice president at PPS, an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love... Read More →
avatar for Mark Plotz

Mark Plotz

Vice President & Director, National Center for Bicycling and Walking, PPS
Mark Plotz is Program Director of the National Center for Bicycling &Walking (NCBW), which became part of Project for Public Spaces in 2011. Mark beings nearly a decade of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy to PPS: he has extensive experience in Safe Routes... Read More →
avatar for Anna Siprikova

Anna Siprikova

Senior Project Associate, Project for Public Spaces
I am an urban planner specializing in placemaking, community engagement, and translating public input and human behavior analysis into urban design. At Project for Public Spaces, I am a core team member for Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Grants Program, an innovative and... Read More →
avatar for Philip Winn

Philip Winn

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Philip Winn is a Vice President at Project for Public Spaces and core team member for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program. He has helped develop, design, manage, and implement multiple “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” projects at PPS including Belle Isle Summer Saturdays... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 17:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

12:30 CEST

Lunch
Lunch will be provided.

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30 - 13:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

17:45 CEST

Networking Dinner
Pakhuis de Zwijger hosts a massive sit-down dinner, a great communal setting to chat and meet other placemakers.

Featuring "The Universal Language of Food," an opening short talk by Jérôme Glad (Pépinière & Co, Montreal, Canada).

Presenters
avatar for Jérôme Glad

Jérôme Glad

Co-founder, La Pépinière | Espaces collectifs
Jérôme Glad is the co-founder of La Pépinière, a placemaking non profit organization that draws on a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative collective urban projects, from the design phase to business plan development, programming, and site management. He is behind projects... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 17:45 - 19:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00 CEST

Fireside Chat: Shared Space, Beers, and Traffic Engineers
This informal discussion brings together engineers, architects, planners, and a behavioral psychologist to explore how high performing streets that serve multiple uses require more than engineering.

Shared space is a once forgotten way of looking at streets that is now experiencing a renaissance. In the 19th Century and the early part of the twentieth century, routinely streets served as public spaces. Without specific rules and markings, street cars, horse drawn wagons, merchants pedestrians and bicyclists negotiated shared use of the space, generally in a courteous and civil manner. After automobiles were introduced, the higher speeds and mass of the vehicles rendered civil negotiation all but impossible, and led to an epidemic of injuries and deaths.

Interested in how this works? Come join Ben Hamilton-Baillie, Dick van Veen, Pieter de Haan and Ariana Cancelli in an informal discussion (with beer for purchase) moderated by Gary Toth of Project for Public Spaces.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Toth

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Ariana Cancelli

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.
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 Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Director, Hamilton-Baillie Associates
Street design. Shared space. Traffic in towns. Driver psychology. Place-making as a means to change driver behaviour. Risk, safety and accidents. Self-driving cars and cities. Urban regeneration. High streets/Main streets. Major schemes such as "Laweiplein, Drachten"; Exhibition... 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 19:00 - 21:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00 CEST

Meetup: Women-Led Cities
Even with recent gains in female representation in fields like architecture and city government, the fact remains that the city, as we know it today, has been designed and shaped primarily by men.

Join Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, founder of the Women Led Cities Initiative, for a meetup for women-identified placemakers and their allies, exploring how to bring women’s voices to the forefront of the urban discussion, achieve a greater level of equity in urban planning and design, and start conversations about developing feminist city policy towards greater equality for all people in cities.

Moderators
avatar for Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Founder & Director, THINK.urban
I am an urban anthropologist specializing in the research and analysis of human behavior in public space. My consultancy is THINK.urban, a research firm based in Philadelphia working to create better cities through the lens of anthropology, and I work full time as the project manager... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 19:00 - 21:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Workspace Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

20:15 CEST

Screening: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
This feature-length documentary tells the story of how writer and activist Jane Jacobs—one of the forerunners of the placemaking movement—fought to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

In 1961, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

This film retraces the battles for the city, as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient texts, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Free for conference attendees.

Thursday October 12, 2017 20:15 - 23:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Friday, October 13
 

08:00 CEST

Breakfast & Registration
Pick up your badge and program at the Registration Desk, and grab a hot beverage and light breakfast.

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 09:00 CEST
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00 CEST

Activation: Cascoland Matchmakers for Efficient Encounter & Exchange
Cascoland's Matchmakers for Efficient Encounter & Exchange are geared to grease connectivity between attendees in the halls of Pakhuis de Zwijger between sessions at Placemaking Week.

To make the most of this worldwide gathering of placemakers, the Matchmakers will help attendees develop communication tools on site to promote new connections in a playful way. Join us to make the most of it!

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 17:45 CEST
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:00 CEST

Activation: Flying Grass Carpet
For the duration of the two main conference days, the Flying Grass Carpet will be landing in the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The Flying Grass Carpet is a giant rug made of artificial grass. It travels around the world, temporarily transforming public spaces into places for sports, picnics, open-air festivals, and more. Drop by to lie down on the soft grass or play a game!

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 - 18:30 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:30 CEST

The PPS Placemaking Clinic
Do you need advice on your current placemaking project? Someone to bounce ideas off of? A shoulder to cry on?

Drop by our Placemaking Clinic table or make an appointment to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of the Project for Public Spaces staff, with specializations in markets, transportation, innovation, inclusion, and more.

Thursday Agenda:
  • 10:30am–12pm: Steve Davies, Executive Vice President, PPS
  • 12–1pm: Meg Walker, Vice President, PPS
  • 1–2:30pm: Kathy Madden, Director of Education & Training, PPS
  • 2:30–4pm: Gary Toth, Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, PPS

Presenters
avatar for Steve Davies

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 →
avatar for Kathy Madden

Kathy Madden

Co-Founder & Director of Education & Training, Project for Public Spaces
Kathy Madden is an environmental designer who has been at PPS since its inception in 1975. During this time, Kathy has been involved in all aspects of the organization’s work. She has directed over 300 research and urban design projects along with training programs throughout the... Read More →
avatar for Gary Toth

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 →
avatar for Meg Walker

Meg Walker

Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
A registered architect and licensed planner, Meg Walker is a Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces, Inc. as well as an Adjunct Professor of City Planning at Pratt Institute, where she teaches in the graduate program of Urban Placemaking and Management. Over her 14 year... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30 - 16:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:45 CEST

Activation: The New Virtual Reality of Public Space
Virtual Reality is showing potential as an exciting and useful technology for architects, urban designers and many other fields of research. With the currunt generation head mounted displays - with high level of reality, immersion, gesture-based input and introduction at prices aimed at consumers-  heralds a new era of VR-use. Join us in the conference venue to experience an urban design before it is implemented. We will give u the oppertunity to have a virtual walk through a public space from a user's point of view.

Presenters
avatar for Bart Haazen

Bart Haazen

Architect/Urban Designer, BFAS Architecture and Urbanism
avatar for Ioanna Tsakalakidou

Ioanna Tsakalakidou

Intern, STIPO
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 →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Foyer Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

12:00 CEST

Food Truck Lunch
Enjoy a selection of local food trucks near Pakhuis de Zwijger, or grab a bite on the way back from your off-site workshop.

Friday October 13, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

18:00 CEST

Closing Drink!
Friday October 13, 2017 18:00 - 18:30 CEST
Pakhuis de Zwijger (PDZ) Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

19:00 CEST

Exhibition: Leafing Places Honk Kong - Amsterdam
【Leafing Places - HKxASM Community Exchange 閲換遊誌 - 香港x阿姆斯特丹社區想象】

Hong Kong x Community x Social Movement x Placemaking x Public Spaces x Urban/Soundscape

by Judy Chan & Kay Chan Wan Ki & Hanison Lau & Ronald Tsoi & Kei Kei Yu

Opening: 13 Oct 2017 (Fri) 19:00
Exhibition opening hour: 14 - 15 Oct (Sat & Sun) 15:00 - 20:00

While Hong Kong is facing years of political hardships, it is also the time for the blossom of creativity. Local residents, activists, and artists of Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, will bring along the stories of Sai Ying Pun and Hong Kong to Amsterdam. 

Triggered by the removal of a resident-made community Bookcase, we would showcase the grassroots power of Hong Kong community and the arts and cultural intervention by Hong Kong artists and designers. By visiting the exhibition, you could have a quick understanding of the political and cultural scene of Hong Kong. Come and join us!

Please follow our FB page for update: https://www.facebook.com/leafingplaces/

Presenters
avatar for Judy Chan

Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema


Friday October 13, 2017 19:00 - 20:00 CEST
4bid Gallery, OT301 4bid Gallery @ OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

21:00 CEST

Amsterdam After Party
Friday October 13, 2017 21:00 - Saturday October 14, 2017 23:30 CEST
Amsterdam Roest Jacob Bontiusplaats 1, 1018 LL Amsterdam, Netherlands