Learn all about 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 Training 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.
Day 1: EXISTING AREAS & THE SOFTWARE. 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 the 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: NEW AREAS & THE HARDWARE. 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: BUILDING LONG LASTING COALITIONS & THE ORGWARE. A day of reflection, developing process strategies and putting ideas into action. We will learn about how to set up processes of change bya 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.