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Partner at STIPO
Hans Karssenberg is founding partner of STIPO. With many other partners, he has helped to build the international programmes The City at Eye Level, Placemaking Europe and Placemakers Asia. Key words are human scale area development, community building, co-creating streets and places for people, place management and place-led development, and connecting top-down long term strategies with short term bottom-up initiatives. Hans works as strategic advisor, senior project manager, public developer, placemaker, trainer and lecturer. He works with and for governments, private sector as well as civic initiatives and international networks.
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.

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Urban sociologist & advisor at STIPO
Charlot Schans is an urban sociologist and anthropologist by training. She is fascinated by processes that enhance collaborative city-making, cross-cutting barriers between disciplinary silos and public and private domains. As advisor at STIPO she translates this vision into long term projects in the field of area and real estate development, placemaking and urban regeneration, co-creating better cities and places with innovative partners and professional friends. Charlot is co-director of Placemaking Europe, project leader for Placemaking Week Europe, co-editor of The City at Eye Level Asia and start-up team member for PlacemakingX, the global network to accelerate the impact of placemaking.
Network developer & advisor
Anna Bradley has been a project manager and consultant at STIPO since 2018. In 2016 she graduated as a psychologist from the University of Toronto. In her eyes, our environment has a major influence on our physical and mental health and therefore likes to work on creating healthy, safe and comfortable living environments. After her studies in Canada, Anna moved to the low countries for the Master Urban Geography in Utrecht, which she combines part-time with her work at STIPO. She develops new tools for European collaborations for Placemaking Europe and the PlaceCity project. In her spare time she has a large collection of plants, gives old clothes a new chance and tests how you use the public space as a female runner.

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