STIPO initiated The City at Eye Level. We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy team for urban strategy and city development. Our operating area consist of spatial planning and strategy with economic, social and cultural area development, community planning and co-creation, public space quality and placemaking.
STIPO offers an open window to a better city.
We are based in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Thessaloniki and have extensive experience in international exchange settings. STIPO works for cities, housing providers, regions, ministries, NGOs, private developers, knowledge and innovation centres, international networks and universities.
“STIPO” stands for Strategy, Innovation, Process development and Open-source. STIPO started at the University of Amsterdam in 1992. Our core values are long lasting quality, soul of the city, variation of functions, ownership of citizens and public quality.
We approach the city as a whole with connecting spatial, social, economic, and cultural components. Our team works by the innovative and strategic STIPO approach. We work in collaborative networks, involving partners and co-makers from both the ‘planned city’ and the ‘lived city’. We bring knowledge and action together. As a public developer we make ourselves co-responsible to bring these ideas from the strategic level to implementation, always with the co-makers we involve in the projects.
STIPO has developed an extensive experience in innovative projects, both in The Netherlands and internationally. Stipo shares its knowledge open source through training programmes, concept development, complex project management in urban practice, knowledge exchange, and social media.
We work on urban development, the shift from making to being a city, co-creation and community-based urban development, area coalitions and setting up collaborative investment strategies, social and technological innovation, incubator strategy, cultural clusters and innovation districts, organic renewal, urban anthropology and urban psychology, social enterprise, public space and placemaking, child-friendly areas, vacant buildings and temporary use, tactical urbanism and long-term strategies, and The City at Eye Level.