My current research focusses on skills required and developed in practices of citymaking and placemaking. Often, such community-led initiatives are started through coincidences, personal engagement, and on-the-spot improvisation, but nonetheless focus on long term development and sustainable goals as well. Dealing with these two very different rhythms often comes naturally for citymakers and placemakers - but for spatial planners such skills come less naturally. As such, my research focusses on exploring these citymaking and placemaking skills, my educational projects focus on training spatial planners for complexity, self-organization and improvisation.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
spatial planning; mobility; complexity
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
In the H2020 OpenHeritage project we explore 17 practices of adaptive re-use of derelict heritage sites throughout Europe, and we bring further the practices of six Coorperative Heritage Labs, and advise them on how to organize their community, stakeholder involvement, and financial models in order to regenerate their heritage-sites in adaptive ways.