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Apart from our annual three daily City at Eye Level Spring Training in Rotterdam we can organise trainings on City at Eye Level, Placemaking, Inclusive Cities and many more subjects.

We can organise different size trainings

We offer different packages for the trainings. We don’t believe in a one fits all package, so we offer the following packages, differing in size of themes:

  • Small: 3 hour City at Eye Level/Placemaking training and place game / eye level game on site
  • Medium: 1 day training
  • Large: 2 day training
  • Extra large: 3 day training

Training elements

We specialize in a very wide range of topics. Here’s a selection:

  • The City at Eye Level: creating human scale streets with interaction between buildings and streets. We will learn about the mechanisms of creating great ‘plinths’ — active ground floors.
  • Placemaking: turn public space into great places where people feel at home.
  • Placemaking as part of a larger, long-term approach: the journey from Placemaking to Place-Led Development, Place Management and the business case of placemaking for system change.
  • Participation, co-creation and community-building: how to include the community in the co-creation of public space, in an inclusive and sustainable way.
  • Learning by doing: hands-on tools to apply the new knowledge directly by means of the Eye Level Game and the Place Game. Apply the tools to inspiring cases in Amsterdam.

highlights

The last years we have hosted many trainings on the City at Eye Level. To give you an hint, we’ve hosted trainings and workshops from 2014 in The Hague on Childfriendly cities for The City of The Hague, Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown for Think City staff and local placemakers, multiple trainings and workshops in Stockholm on Walkable City Strategy, The City at Eye Level and placemaking, New York as part of the Placemaking, Making it Happen training, with Project for Public Spaces and Amsterdam, Zuidas on Virtual Reality and Eye Level workshop as a pilot with Technical University Delft, BFAS and The City of Amsterdam.

A selection of clients over the past years

For more info on previous and upcoming training, check out our page with an overview of our trainings.

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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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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