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Thursday, October 12
 

09:00 CEST

Welcome: Placemaking, Where Do We Stand?
Representatives from Project for Public Spaces, STIPO, Placemaking Plus, Pakhuis de Zwijger, and the City of Amsterdam offer a warm welcome, and lay out the goals for the conference. 

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Bregje Bleeker

Bregje Bleeker

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

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
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 Fred Kent

Fred Kent

Founder & President, Project for Public Spaces
Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, he is known throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man... Read More →
avatar for Charlot Schans

Charlot Schans

Project Leader, New Europe: Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and programme maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, a platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development. She is project leader of the platform New Europe - Cities in Transition, a European network of active citizens... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 09:00 - 09:45 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

09:45 CEST

Plenary: Local Placemaking Roundup
Amsterdam is well-known as a hotbed of placemaking and urban innovation. In this fast-paced plenary session, you'll find out why!

Six Amsterdam placemakers share their exciting work in a series of rapidfire presentations. More details coming soon!

Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO
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 →

Presenters
avatar for Simon van Dommelen

Simon van Dommelen

Director, LOLA
Simon is a quaternary and connects and works on various projects in the field of culture and urban development. He is, with Floor Ziegler founder of the Noorderpark Trust, a neighborhood venture that is fully experimented with bottom-up developments, from an umbrella license for... Read More →
avatar for Nadia Duinker

Nadia Duinker

Co Owner, Vrijland Festival
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 Lourens Loeven

Lourens Loeven

Director, Project Management Agency of Amsterdam
avatar for Luud Schimmelpennink

Luud Schimmelpennink

Chairman, Ytech Innovation Centre
Luud is a Dutch social inventor, industrial designer, entrepreneur and politician. Luud is the person who set the  pattern for city bike projects in Amsterdam back in the sixties with the 'white bikes'. Since the mid 1960s Schimmelpennink has been active as an industrial designer... Read More →
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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 09:45 - 10:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:30 CEST

Keynote: Ben Hamilton-Baillie
Shared space is more than a Dutch traffic engineering technique; it's a public space philosophy that emphasizes trust, civility, and humanity.

Leading international placemaker and traffic engineer Ben Hamilton-Baillie will reflect on "shared space"—replacing excessive signage, separation and markings on our streets with social interaction—and how this philosophy can transform the relationship between people and the places they share.

Presenters
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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:30 - 11:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Friday, October 13
 

09:00 CEST

Plenary: Global Placemaking Roundup
Today our movement is global. While placemakers operate in their own unique local contexts, they also scale up their impact by learning, networking, and organizing globally.

Six placemakers from around the world share their exciting work in a series of rapidfire presentations, focusing on how placemakers are connecting the local and the global. Some speakers are organizers, building a regional or global network. Others are practitioners, who have benefitted from ideas and support from around the world. Each has their own take on how the placemaking movement hits the ground in real places.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Kent

Ethan Kent

Senior Fellow, PlacemakingX and Project for Public Spaces
Ethan Kent works to support public space organizations, projects, and leadership around the world to build a global placemaking movement. Ethan has traveled to more than 900 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of leading urban development with inclusive public spaces and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

Maria Adebwole-Schwarte

Cities & Place Strategist, Living Space Project
Maria is a cities, place, and urban renewal strategist focusing on inclusive place led prosperity, green spaces, cross-sector collaboration, and participation. Maria has over twenty-five years of hands-on and strategic expertise in national and international organisations with a... Read More →
avatar for Guillermo Bernal

Guillermo Bernal

Founder & Director, Lugares Públicos
Guillermo is the founder of Mexico City base Lugares Públicos, He obtained the degree on Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Brussels, University of Vienna, University of Copenhagen and the Complutense University of Madrid. He is partner in México for PPS in... Read More →
avatar for Mariana Alegre Escorza

Mariana Alegre Escorza

Director, Ocupa Tu Calle
Mariana Alegre has a Master Degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a Chevening scholar. She studied a Bachelor degree in Law in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and when she got her Master... Read More →
avatar for Lucinda Hartley

Lucinda Hartley

CEO and CoFounder, CoDesign Studio
Lucinda is an urban designer, placemaker and social entrepreneur. After spending two years working with slum communities in Asia she cofounded CoDesign Studio. Six years later, CoDesign is one of Australia’s largest and most recognised placemaking firms, having delivered over 50... Read More →
avatar for Hamdan Abdul Majeed

Hamdan Abdul Majeed

Executive Director, Think City
Hamdan Abdul Majeed is a Director at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (KNB), the investment arm of the Malaysian government. He leads KNB’s regional office in the northern region of Malaysia with the mandate to seek out strategic investment opportunities to catalyze growth and development... Read More →
avatar for Mark Ojal

Mark Ojal

Graduate Urban Designer, Placemakers
Mark is an urban enthusiast and an activist. His work spans the urban design practice spectrum - from policy and technical advisory to advocacy and grassroots activism. He works with Placemakers, a Dutch non-profit consultancy and design studio that promotes strong communities by... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

16:00 CEST

Plenary: Placemaking & the Future of Cities
A panel of leading placemakers discuss the urban challenges that will test the Placemaking Movement over the coming decades, and where we go from here.


Moderators
avatar for Emily Silverman

Emily Silverman

Founding Director, The Urban Clinic, The Hebrew University
head the The Urban Clinic in Jerusalem, where we develop tools for more equitable cities, especially in community development, urban regeneration, and, of course, placemaking. We learn alongside local and international practitioners, 'co-producing knowledge' for local implementation... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Cecilia Andersson

Cecilia Andersson

Public Space Program, UN-Habitat
avatar for Neil McInroy

Neil McInroy

CEO, CLES
CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies
avatar for Gil Penalosa

Gil Penalosa

Founder & Chair, 8 80 Cities
Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Richards

Lynn Richards

President & CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism


Friday October 13, 2017 16:00 - 17:15 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

17:15 CEST

Declaration of Amsterdam: Next Steps for the Global Placemaking Movement
A group of Amsterdam placemakers and city officials lead a plenary crowdsourcing session about big takeaways from the conference and next steps.


In this closing session, we will crowd source everyone's ideas around two central questions:

- What is your placemaking ambition you take away from Placemaking Week?

- What is the next step in the short term you will take in your placemaking practice?

Amsterdam, as the host city, will kick off this closing session. 

Moderators
avatar for Natasja van den Berg

Natasja van den Berg

Owner/Director, Tertium

Presenters
avatar for Simon van Dommelen

Simon van Dommelen

Director, LOLA
Simon is a quaternary and connects and works on various projects in the field of culture and urban development. He is, with Floor Ziegler founder of the Noorderpark Trust, a neighborhood venture that is fully experimented with bottom-up developments, from an umbrella license for... Read More →
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 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 17:15 - 17:45 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands