ateliermob @ WeMakeThe.City (Amsterdam)

May 29, 2018

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Co-Creating the City


June 21th



09:30 - 12:30 Morning programme
In the plenary opening practitioners and city representatives exchange experiences in co-creation and participatory democracy in their city.

Anne Sinnemäki (Vice Mayor - City of Helsinki), Maria Vassilakou (Vice Mayor - City of Vienna), Catherine Veyrat-Durebex (Project officer - City of Nantes), Elena Papalabrou (Special Advisor to the Mayor - City of Athens) and Karl-Filip Coenegrachts (Strategic Coordinator - City of Ghent) will share best practices and lessons learned.

Ethan Kent (Senior Vice President - Project for Public Spaces) speaks about placemaking as an inherently co-creative practice in the design and management of public space.

Toni L. Griffin (Design for a Just City - Harvard University) and Jerry Afriyie (Founder - Nederland wordt Beter) explore the necessary preconditions to inclusive city-making, towards a just city.

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13.30 - 17.15 Break-out sessions

First round: 13:30 - 15:15
- Co-Creative Democracy and Decision-Making
With a.o Catherine Veyrat-Durebex and Annet van Otterloo (Right to Challenge)

- Placemaking, Co-Design and Place-Led Governance
With a.o. Ethan Kent and Jeroen Laven (European Placemaking Network - Stipo)

- Co-Financing and New Financial Instruments
With a.o. Levente Polyak (Founder - Eutropian), Daniela Patti (Founder - Eutropian), Christian Grauvogel (Founder - re:Kreators), Hans Karssenberg (Partner - Stipo)

- Workshop by Toni L. Griffin - A Just City Index for Amsterdam Neighborhoods
With neighbourhoods: Delftlandpleinbuurt, Reigersbos, Bijlmer Oost & Wildemanbuurt
[Note: This workshop starts at 13.00.]


Second round: 15:30 - 17:15
- Who is the ‘we’ in We Make the City?
With a.o. Jerry Afriyie (Founder - Nederland wordt Beter - Amsterdam), Diana Krabbendam (Founder - The Beach - Amsterdam), Ahmed Omar (We Are Here), Peter Silva (Amsterdam City Rights), Tiago Mota Saraiva (Partner and architect - Ateliermob - Lisbon) & more to be announced

- Online Platforms for Participatory Democracy
With a.o Elena Papalabrou (SynAthina - Athens), Róbert Bjarnason (Citizens Foundation / Better Reykjavik - Reykjavik), May-Britt Jansen (Stem van West - Amsterdam) and Aline Muylaert & Wietse van Ransbeeck (Citizenlab - City of Ghent)

- Commoning the City
With a.o. Christian Iaione (LabGov Bologna) and Sheila Foster (Professor of Law and Public Policy University of Georgetown)


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