Anna Louise Bradley is an urban researcher and network manager at STIPO. At STIPO, she contributes research towards the JPI PlaceCity project uncovering and defining placemaking tools in Vienna and Oslo case cities with many international partners. Particular interests include developing urban environments using wayfinding strategies and local participation to boost physical access, safety, fitness, and ultimately well being benefits. Anna has received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto looking closely at the connection between mental illness, environmental inputs, and epigenetics. Moving forward, at Utrecht University, she will investigate the relationship between the built environment, habitual behaviours, and well being, while especially considering influence from power relations.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
Finding connections with other practitioners throughout Europe, Emergency Architecture and Human Rights, Communication strategies to boost project presence
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
Long term strategies to implement placemaking interventions using collaborative mechanisms - whether between disciplines, backgrounds, or countries, tool development, and very importantly, place management consultancy for sustainable and successful longevity.
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
At the moment, a project I am most proud of is our annual Placemaking Week Europe. This year, we will convene with over 400 other placemakers in Valencia to learn and share experiences regarding relevant themes and challenges. This will be a fantastic opportunity to progress the field of placemaking further. This festival/conference has required a great deal of coordination, energy, and resourcefulness and we are very excited to hold the event with La Marina de Valencia in just one week! [photo credit: La Marina de Valencia]