The City at Eye Level is initiated by STIPO. The City at Eye Level is a network with a core team working on this team to create better cities. Meet our team and check out their Linkedin for more background information.

Urban sociologist & advisor at STIPO
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and advisor at STIPO, committed to improving cities and places by means of effective co-creation between a variety of stakeholders. She is fascinated by processes of collaborative city-making for sustainable change, and convinced these result in the most engaging, flourishing and equitable urban environments around the globe.
Partner at STIPO
Minouche Besters is partner and urbanist at STIPO. She is a strategic advisor to municipalities on inner city transformation, participatory design processes and urban transitions, like the current energy transition. Minouche co-curating the new Cities for All / Everybody feels at Home publication.
Partner at STIPO
Jeroen Laven is partner at STIPO. He leads the European Placemaking Network and Dutch Placemaking Network and works in many projects in the Netherlands and abroad. With European Placemakers Jeroen is building an European Placemaking Toolbox, to provide the right mix of tools for each placemaking challenge.
Partner at STIPO
Hans Karssenberg is founding partner at STIPO public developer, placemaker and trainer. He helped to compose the City at Eye Level books, speaks at conferences, gives trainings and works on area development projects and placemaking.
Urbanist and associate at STIPO
Mattijs van ‘t Hoff is an urbanist, graduated at the Delft University of Technology. He has worked for the city development department of the City of Rotterdam on various projects in urban design and transformation. Since 2013 he works as an urban designer and researcher, independent and in cooperation with Stipo team for urban strategy. In addition he is a visiting lecturer in urbanism at Delft University of Technology.
Urban anthropologist & advisor
Renée Rooijmans is an urban anthropologist at STIPO. Her experience with tactical urbanism in both the Netherlands and Canada (Vancouver) ranges from urban agriculture to pop-up ping pong. As an author she was involved with "The City At Eye Level: for Kids" and is part of the editorial team of the upcoming edition "City at Eye Level: Cities of Tomorrow".
Urban psychologist & associate at STIPO
Heritage professional & advisor at STIPO
Siënna Veelders is an heritage professional, graduated at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam. She is specialised in heritage and placemaking. With a love for Asia she worked in Hong Kong & Myanmar and joined STIPO, beginning as an intern, in 2016. She hosts The City at Eye Level Masterclasses and trainings, launching the The City at Eye Level Asia network and co-curated “The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands”
STIPO Thessaloniki & Freelance urbanist