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CONFERENCES UPDATE

Oct 13, 2017

After yesterday’s study tours, Paul and Forbes attended a full day of seminars, presentations and panel discussions on a variety of placemaking themes at the Pakhuis de Zwijger (the main venue for the Placemaking Week activities in Amsterdam).

Some of the sessions Paul and Forbes attended covered themes such as:

  • The Placemaker’s Guide to Cutting Red Tape and Driving Innovation;
  • Amsterdam: Cycling City;
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Shared Spaces;
  • (Dis)Placemaking: Gentrification and What To Do About It; and
  • Public and Private Spaces of Innovation: New Research.

Some noteworthy quotes from today’s sessions include:

“Placemaking: strengthening the connections between people and the places they share”.

“We have to turn everything upside down to get it right side up. To get from the inadequate to extraordinary.”

“Build it and they will come” (in reference to Amsterdam’s significant bicycle lane network); and

“It’s hard to create a space that will not attract people, what is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished.”

If you would like more information,  have any questions or simply want to know more about our placemaking capabilities please contact us.

George Hajigabriel

George Hajigabriel

General Manager

george.hajigabriel@rowegroup.com.au
0412 498 503
(08) 9221 1991

Forbes Chesterman

Forbes Chesterman

Manager Design

forbes.chesterman@rowegroup.com.au
0455 225 045
(08) 9221 1991

Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham

Senior Planner

paul.cunningham@rowegroup.com.au
0423 590 088
(08) 9221 1991

Rebecca Cumming

Rebecca Cumming

Designer

rebecca.cumming@rowegroup.com.au
0447 162 966
(08) 9221 1991

Reyne Dial

Reyne Dial

Urban Planner

reyne.dial@rowegroup.com.au
0447 150 500
(08) 9221 1991

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