Placemaking Week Europe is Europe’s founding and largest placemaking festival. In the spirit of collaboration and inspiration, over 400 practitioners meet every year to share knowledge, learn and network.
The host of the fifth edition is the city of Pontevedra in Spain. A place that for the last twenty years has been an example of how to organise a city around people. Drawing on their positive example, we will look to the future. Together. With you.
Together we will reflect and react to four key themes that are central to thinking about the future-proof cities around the globe – using the excellent case study of Pontevedra as learning grounds, and further, a testbed for innovations:
Keynotes, workshops, tours and much more throughout +5 venues!
Learn all about this year’s programme in the link below.
Beginning in 1999, the City of Pontevedra adopted a new city model that aimed to shift attention from private motorised vehicles instead to the city’s pedestrians. The city council went about banning all but essential traffic, and promoted journeys by foot, bicycle or public transport. The city suppressed indiscriminate parking in central streets, thereby cutting down immensely on inner-city traffic jams.
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