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Thursday, October 12
 

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
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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 →
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Elena Madison

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Elena Madison is a vice president at PPS, an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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
 
Friday, October 13
 

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 →
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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 →
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Gary Toth

Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Gary Toth has helped to lead a national movement to integrate land use and transportation issues as a means to creating more livable, walkable communities and streets. During his 34 years of project management experience with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary... Read More →
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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
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Ioanna Tsakalakidou

Intern, STIPO
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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