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Co-creating the City

How does co-creation work in the urban practice?
This event is in English
Thursday 21 June, 9.30 - 17.30
do 21 jun, 9.30 - 17.30
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The notion of co-creation as a means to address complex urban challenges is here to stay. There is increasing awareness of the fact that a collaborative approach to city-making, which considers knowledge institutions, businesses, start-ups, SMEs, welfare organisations, social innovators and the government to be equal partners, enhances social innovation for a more successful, sustainable and inclusive city. The organisation of a level playing field in which these stakeholders can truly work together is the greatest task ahead for many cities. How does co-creation work in the urban practice? What kind of innovative mechanisms do cities around Europe experiment with in order to enhance co-creation? And how could these experiments be eventually effectuated into governance models?

With among many others

Anni Sinnemäki
Loco-mayor City of Helsinki
Rutger Groot Wassink
City of Amsterdam Deputy Mayor on democratic innovation
Maria Vassilakou
Loco-mayor City of Vienna
Toni Griffin
Founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City
Ethan Kent
Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces
Christian Iaione
Laboratory for the Governance of Commons
Sheila Foster
Professor of Law; Professor of Public Policy Georgetown Law
Jeroen Laven
Partner at Stipo
Levente Polyák
Founder of Eutropian. Researcher and urban planner
Daniela Patti
Founder of Eutropian. Managing Director at Eutropian GmbH
Catherine Veyrat-Durebex
Employee department 'Citizen dialogue assessment and prospective' City of Nantes
Jerry Afriyie
Dichter en oprichter stichting Nederland Wordt Beter
Diana Krabbendam
Mede-oprichter en designer | The Beach Foundation
Hans Karssenberg
Partner, Oprichter van Stipo, Auteur van The City at Eye Level
Tiago Saraiva
Largo Residencias | ateliermob - Lisbon
May Britt Janssen
Kwartiermaker @OpenStad
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts
Strategic Cordinator City of Ghent
Charles Landry
International authority of urban change
Angelo Bromet
Oprichter W.O.T.S. en Productieleider NoLIMIT
Mourad El Otmani
Jongerenplatform Young Amsterdam
Annet van Otterloo
Stichting Freehouse
Gordon Douglas
Author ‘The Help – Yourself City’
Christian Grauvogel
Chairman of Mörchenpark, Berlin, Germany
Wietse van Rensbeeck
Citizenlab
Aline Muylaert
Citizenlab
Róbert Bjarnason
Co-founder and president Citizens Foundation, Iceland
Marcella Arruda
A Cidade Precisa de Você, São Paulo
Elena Papalabrou
Special advisor Municipality Athens
Hidaya Nampiima
We Are Here & Amsterdam City Rights
Ahmed Omar
We Are Here & Amsterdam City Rights
Malique Mohamud
Correspondent straatintellect en oprichter Concrete Blossom
Rui Franco
Deputy City Councillor - City of Lisbon
Simone d'Antonio
Communication and Dissemination Officer at Associazione Italiana dei Comuni Italiani (ANCI)
Jeroen Jonkers
Geef om de Jan Eef
Nora van der Linden
Onderwijsadviseur bij Kennisland
Liesbeth Jansen
Projectdirecteur Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam
Bert Determann
COO Theater Rotterdam

09:30 – 12:30 Morning programme
In the plenary opening practitioners and city representatives exchange experience about co-creation and participatory democracy in their city. Amongst others Rutger Groot Wassink (Vice Mayor City of Amsterdam), Anni 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 for the Mayor – City of Athens), Marcella Arruda (Instituto A Cidade Precisa de Você, LabGov São Paulo), Karl-Filip Coenegrachts (Strategic Coordinator – City of Ghent) and Rui Franco (City of Lisbon) 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, Gordon Douglas (Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at San José State University) will present his book about ‘Do-It-Yourself Urban Planning’.

Toni L. Griffin (Design for a Just City – Harvard University), Jerry Afriyie (Founder Nederland wordt Beter) and José Mariá Becerra González (Department of inclusion City of Madrid) 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
Citizens and governments around the world already designed various methods of co-creation and innovative governance at the local level. How do these initiatives integrate co-creative decision-making in daily governance? With amongst others Rui Franco (City of Lisbon), Catherine Veyrat-Durebex (City of Nantes), Annet van Otterloo (Afrikaanderwijkcoöperatie – Rotterdam), Jonas de Maeyer (Endeavour), Stine Degnegaard (Deloitte director – Hornbæk) and Frank Brander (City of Groningen),

Infrastructure and the Co-City: How Might We Make Urban Infrastructure Work for Everyone?
How can the Co-City Approach help city leaders and city makers to serve collective needs leveraging public-community cooperation? With Christian Iaione (Professor of Urban Law and Policy at UniMarconi and LUISS University, LabGov Co-Director), Sheila Foster (Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Georgetown), Simone D’Antonio (URBACT), Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes (New Orleans Business Alliance), Marcella Arruda (Instituto A Cidade Precisa de Você, LabGov São Paulo) and Joachim Meerkerk (PhD researcher, Amsterdam University of Applied Science). Facilitated by Alicia Bonner Ness.

– Co-Financing and New Financial Instruments
Funding the cooperative city is a big challenge but it is happening. Founders of Eutropian Levente Polyak & Daniela Patti researched different strategies of fundraising and investment and explore the ways in which organizations arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities. With amongst others Christian Grauvogel (re:Kreators), Hans Karssenberg (re:Kreators), Róbert Bjarnason (Citizens Foundation Reykjavik) and Jeroen Jonkers (MAEX)

Workshop by Toni L. Griffin – A Just City Index for Amsterdam Neighborhoods
Everybody is welcome to this workshop. We explicitly invite people from Amsterdam Nieuw-West and Amsterdam-Zuidoost to join this session. In collaboration with Placemaking Plus, The Beach and Gemeente Amsterdam.
[Note: This workshop starts at 13.00 hrs]

Second round: 15:30 – 17:15

– Who is the ‘we’ in We Make the City?
How can we flatline the class barrier, make space for the unheard voices and make city-making inclusive and representative of wider society? With a.o. Jerry Afriyie (Nederland wordt Beter), Diana Krabbendam (The Beach), Malique Mohamud (Studio Narrative), Ahmed Omar & Hidaya Nampiima (We Are Here – Amsterdam City Rights), Tiago Mota Saraiva (Ateliermob – Lisbon), Gordon Douglas (Director – Institute for Metropolitan Studies – San José State University) and Angelo Bromet (NoLimit).

– Online Platforms for Participatory Democracy
Over the past years online platforms have worked to strengthen local democracies. What characteristics or methods have proved to be most successful to engage citizens? With amongst others Elena Papalabrou (SynAthina – Athens), Róbert Bjarnason (Citizens Foundation – Reykjavik), May-Britt Jansen (Stem van West – Amsterdam), José María Becerra González (Decide Madrid – Madrid), Mourad El Otmani (Young New West), Julia Taddei (The Democratic Company) and Aline Muylaert & Wietse van Ransbeeck (Citizenlab  – City of Ghent)

– Placemaking, Co-Design and Place-Led Governance
Placemaking as a co-creative strategy to rejuvenate public spaces is widely recognized. Ethan Kent (Global Placemaking Leadership Council – Project for Public Spaces), Bert Determann (COO Theater Rotterdam) and Jeroen Laven (European Placemaking Network – Stipo) showcase how to translate the success of interventions into new models for ownership and governance. They will demonstrate how in the Schouwburgplein case, Rotterdam’s primary cultural square where the past ten years numerous successful placemaking initiatives have led to experimentation with a place management association, follow up steps are now looking to formalize ownership over some of the assets and processes. Placemakers from around the world are invited to reflect from their experience.

– Social Labs and Targeted System Change
Social labs are hyper local innovation processes in which social issues, such as loneliness or youth unemployment, as well as possible solutions are researched and tested by stakeholders themselves. In this workshop we aim to mobilise the experience and knowledge of the participants to harvest insights about new directions. With Tessa de Geus en Nora van der Linden (Kennisland)

– Local Media Make the City  
In this session ‘Newsroom Enschede’, reflects on their attempts to use a range of media channels in their city to stimulate active citizen participation. With Paul Benneworth (senior researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies the University of Twente), Henk ten Harkel, (regional newspaper TC Tubantia) and Flip van Willigen (managing director 1Twente Enschede).

13.30 – 17.00: Cities under Pressure
By Charles Landry (Author ‘Creative Bureaucracy’) and Liesbeth Jansen (Marineterrein).

At Marineterrein and for invites only

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This event is in English
Thursday 21 June, 9.30 - 17.30
Grote zaal
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