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From Small to Scale: Placemaking Learning Exchange #2

22/06/2023 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm CEST

How can we scale up small placemaking interventions to the neighbourhood/city level, while still sustaining strong community engagement?

We invite you to join this Placemaking Learning Exchange to reflect on how to scale up small placemaking interventions to the neighbourhood/city level, while still sustaining strong community engagement!

This time we will welcome two speakers – Alenka Korenjak and Aidan Cerar – who will explore the challenges they face in scaling up and sustaining placemaking work more widely. Both have a wealth of experience in developing projects based on cross-sector collaboration and innovative community engagement tools. During the session, they will share their experiences and lessons learned, as well as what has and hasn’t worked in the quest for long-term community engagement.

More about the Speakers:

Alenka Korenjak

– a co-founder of architectural office Kombinat arhitekti d.o.o. and urban design studio Prostorož. She is experienced designing public space projects where cross-sectoral cooperation and communication with inhabitants plays a crucial role. She believes in architecture that pays attention to the everyday needs of people and offers creative solutions to improving quality of life.

Aidan Cerar

– a sociologist who has mainly been involved in projects dealing with urban regeneration, civic participation, and community involvement in planning and mobility. During the drafting of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the City of Ljubljana, Aidan led the participation process. He is also a founding member of Library of Things, a social innovation service established in Ljubljana; and a member of Maja Farol, a well-established group of architects.

The main presentations will last 1 hour, with time for questions and discussion afterwards. Join us for this engaging session where we will have the opportunity to break down the steps of the process and learn together how we can work towards a community-led neighbourhood!

This learning exchange is part of the PLACE project (Placemaking for Citizen-led Missions in SE Europe), which is led by Placemaking EuropeKorimakoKLIK and PUSH, who are all members of Thriving Communities – an initiative helping communities to create radical enough change to thrive in the 21st century.

This event is made possible thanks to support from the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme of the European Union.


Placemaking Europe

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24th — 27th

September, 2024

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