Improving cities, creating great streets and places for people are more and more on the agenda worldwide. But how can we organise them in practice? Join the City at Eye Level masterclass with international participants to explore the world -- learning by doing -- of human scale public space, placemaking and placemanagement, bike-friendly cities, tactical urbanism and on how to implement long term strategies for cities.
STIPO has hosted City at Eye Level masterclasses and workshops in Vancouver, Barcelona, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Rome, Bratislava, Darmstadt, Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Groningen, Dordrecht and Delft. Next to these on site activities, we also organise open registration masterclasses in our home base, Rotterdam, such as the first City at Eye Level Summer Masterclass in Rotterdam and Amsterdam in August 2016.
The next open registration will be the City at Eye Level Spring Masterclass in Rotterdam, 3-5 April 2017.
Day 1: Great Places. Explore the city. Learn about the theory behind turning anonymous spaces into exciting, lively places where people feel at home -- and put your knowledge into practice. We’ll walk and learn about ZOHO. After an deeper introduction on placemaking we’ll be learning by doing by implementing the Place Game tool in a concrete place. We’ll reflect on the method for your own practice afterwards.
Day 2: Great Streets. Exploring streets. We will experience high quality people-centred public spaces in the city that is continually transforming itself. We’ll visit streets in higher and lower income areas, in existing and newly built situations. We will learn about how to get great ‘plinths’ -- active ground floors -- and streets We will walk and talk with the people behind the transformations. We’ll implement the Eye Level game tool for analysing and improving streets in Rotterdam.
Day 3: Street and Place Management. A day of reflection, developing process strategies and putting ideas into action. We will learn about how to set up processes of change by a range of sessions developing organisation models, processes and business cases for concrete streets and places -- inspired by a range of examples from practice. A great chance to share your own practice with the international group.
Guest lectures from various field experts, among others Meredith Glaser of the University of Amsterdam on Bike and People-friendly Cities.