How do we create public spaces that people love?

Placemaker Week ASEAN : 4 – 8 November 2019

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Join the movers and shakers of Southeast Asian placemaking in Kuala Lumpur and Penang

Think City is proud to announce the first-ever Placemaker Week ASEAN! Co-presented with UN-Habitat, the region’s first event of its kind will take place in Malaysia from 4 to 8 November 2019.

Placemaking tailored to Southeast Asia's tropical climate

With site visits to downtown KL, Klang, and Penang you’ll experience hands-on, practical learning tailored to the local cultural context and the unique challenges of Southeast Asia’s tropical climate.

Place Games

Participants visit a site to identify its strengths and discover opportunities to improve it. After analysing the site, participants propose recommended interventions to the relevant city council.

Talks & Workshops

Participants will learn culture- and climate-specific best practices from regional and global placemakers to strengthen their work on public spaces.

Tours & Visits

Participants can also join tours and site visits to learn about local urban rejuvenation projects directly from the project owners, as well to draw inspiration from local cultural experiences.

Themes

Building on the momentum generated at Placemaking Week 2018 in Wuhan, China, Placemaker Week ASEAN 2019 will focus on three themes:

Waterfronts

Urban waterfronts are central to the life of a community. When integrated into the existing urban fabric, they can be turned into thriving public spaces – accessible and full of activity throughout the day and the year.

Historical Streets

Historical streets face immense pressure from modern development. But historical streets are invaluable – their human-scaled qualities offer lasting appeal. Properly taken care of, historic streets can create a strong sense of place, belonging, and community, as well as attracting people who bring vibrancy and economic activity to the neighbourhood. Placemaking is crucial for preserving these vital historic public spaces.

Healthy Communities

The best public spaces enable and encourage healthy lifestyles, and in turn, produce healthy communities. Public markets which provide fresh and nutritious food and effective, well-designed bicycle lanes are just two examples of how public spaces can have profound impact on a community’s well-being.

What is Placemaking?

Places people love: that’s the goal of placemaking. Placemakers create public spaces that inspire; that bring us together, make us happier and healthier, and give us a strong sense of identity. And they’re not just good for people – vibrant public spaces are good for business and good for our planet, too.

Featured Speakers

Anna Livia, Doh Eain, Myanmar

Anna Livia

Head of Community Engagement & Research Doh Eain, Myanmar

27) Benjamin Sin, Charitas Mok Cheung Sui Kun Community Centre

Benjamin Sin

Caritas Mok Cheung Sui Kun Community Centre, Hong Kong

41) Cameron Wilson, University of Dundee

Cameron Wilson

University of Dundee, United Kingdom

Chris Parry, Johor Green (1)

Chris Parry

Johor Green, Malaysia

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Chris Yuen

Playright Hong Kong

Cynthia Nikitin, Project for Public Spaces

Cynthia Nikitin

Senior Vice President
Project for Public Spaces, USA

Donovan Rypkema

President,
Heritage Strategies International, USA

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Dr Ceelia Leong

Spatial Analyst, Think City

Thomas Tang

Dr Thomas Tang

FRSA, FIEMA, CMC, MBA

Emilie Roell, Doh Eain, Myanmar

Emilie Roell

Founder,
Doh Eain, Myanmar

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Ernest Poon

Playright Hong Kong

Esther Van Steekelenburg, Urban Discovery

Ester Van Steekelenburg

Director,
Urban Discovery, Hong Kong

Ethan Kent, PlacemakingX

Ethan Kent

Co-Director
PlacemakingX, USA

Ewelina Gdak, Institute of Design Kielce, Poland

Ewelina Gdak

Gdak Studio landscape architect/urban planner

Eugenio

Eugenio Gastellum

UN Habitat

36) Hamdan Majeed, Think City (1) (1)

Hamdan Majeed

Managing Director
Think City, Malaysia

44) Guido Robazza, University of Portsmouth (1)

Guido Robazza

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Hans Karssenberg

Founding Partner
Stipo, Netherlands

43) Hans Weemaes, Neapoli

Hans Weemaes

Managing Director
Neapoli, Malaysia

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Director, Wellbeing Research Centre
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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Jason Hilgefort

Founder, Land + Civilization Compositions

37) Jia Ping Lee, Think City (1)

Jia Ping Lee

Programme Director, Partnerships
Think City, Malaysia

Joanne Mun & Lindsey Ong, YWCA Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Joanne Mun & Lindsey Ong

YWCA Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ka Man Judy Chan, Saiwan Concern

Judy Chan

Saiwan Concern, Hong Kong

42) Kirsty Macari, University of Dundee

Kirsty Macari

University of Dundee, United Kingdom

Koichiro Tamura, Place Capital Lab, Japan

Koichiro Tamura

Place Capital Lab, Japan

Lucinda Hartley

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Neighbourlytics, Australia

Manju George, ESAF India

Manju George

Programme Officer
ESAF India

Mardiana Rahayu Tukiran, City and Land, Malaysia

Mardiana Rahayu Tukiran

Malaysia

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Matthew Gollan

Reactivate Consulting, Australia

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Mei Chou

Group Director, Conservation & Urban Design, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore

Michał Gdak, Institute of Design Kielce, Poland

Michał Gdak

Institute of Design Kielce, Poland

Michael Stott

Michael Stott

ISOCARP, London

Nani Kahar

LabDNA, Malaysia

Peta Khan, Canopi, Penang, Malaysia

Peta Khan

Co-founder
Canopi, Penang, Malaysia

Peter Smith

CEO,
City of Port Phillip, Melbourne, Australia

Putri Kusumawardhani

Founder
Kotalogue, Indonesia

Priyanka Nandi & Anca Abraham, Love Your Parks Mumbai

Priyanka Nandi & Anca Abraham

Love Your Parks, Mumbai, India

Ramon

Ramon Marrades

La Marina de Valencia

Robin Abad Ocobillilo, San Francisco

Robin Abad Ocubillo

Senior Planner & Urban Designer
San Francisco Planning Development, USA

46) Rony Jalkh, Lebanon

Rony Jalkh

Senior Fellow, Project for Public Spaces, Lebanon

Rui Izumiyama

Assistant Professor & Co-leader
Sotonoba and University of Tokyo, Japan

47) Ryan Smolar, Long Beach Fresh

Ryan Smolar

Co-leader
Long Beach Fresh, USA

Sameeha Sheth, International Centre for Innovative Developments (ICID)

Sameeha Sheth

Founder
International Centre for Innovative Developments (ICID), India

Saeid Labbafi

Saeid Labbafi

Founder & Chairman
One Kampong Gelam, Singapore

Sarah Mui

Co-founder & Design Director
One Bite Design Studio, Hong Kong

45) Seph Haini, Spativate

Seph Haini

Founder,
Spativate, Malaysia

Qendra Marrëdhënie, Albania

Simon Battisti

Director,
Qendra Marrëdhënie, Albania

Singgih Susilo Kartono, Spedagi Bamboo Village

Singgih Susilo Kartono

Founder
Spedagi Bamboo Village, Indonesia

40) Sofia Castelo, Think City

Sofia Castelo

Senior Programme Manager - Landscape Architecture and Climate Adaptation
Think City, Malaysia

Stephanie Cheung, Hong Kong

Stephanie Cheung

Hong Kong

Su Fern Hoe, Singapore Management University

Su Fern Hoe

Singapore Management University, Singapore

38) Tasnim Hadi, Think City (1)

Tasnim Hadi

Strategy & Partnerships
Think City, Malaysia

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Teo Chiang Khai

Executive Director, See Hoy Chan, Malaysia

Timo Hamalainen, Urban Finland

Timo Hamalainen

Urban Finland, Finland

Tita Larasati, Creative Bandung

Tita Larasati

Creative Bandung, Indonesia

39) Yan Teh, Think City

Yan Teh

Partnerships & Communications Think City, Malaysia

MONDAY

Day 1

04 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Penang

Tuesday

Day 2

05 November 2019

Morning, Penang

  • Tour of George Town World Heritage Site

Morning, Kuala Lumpur Heritage Core

  • Place game in RexKL to Stadiums Negara & Merdeka​
  • Place game in River of Life

wednesday

Day 3

06 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Klang
  • Place game in River of Life
  • Heritage Tour​
    • Think City Urban Regeneration Tour​
    • Kebun – Kebun Bangsar & APW Tour​

thursday

Day 4

07 November 2019

Morning

  • Registration​
  • Welcome address
  • Opening Keynote
  • Opening Panel

friday

Day 5

08 November 2019

Morning

  • Structured
  • Networking sessions
  • Welcome and recap
  • Concurrent panels
  • Lunch excursions
    • Option 1: Street food excursion
  • Option 2: Zhongshan Creative Hub tour

Evening

  • Place game in Penang continues​
  • Dinner hosted by GTCDC​, Penang

Evening

  • Place game in KL Heritage Core continues

Evening

  • Place game – River of Life
  • Lorong Party- (Laneway Party) Networking event

Evening

  • Concurrent Panels, workshops & talks
  • Opening dinner
  • Post dinner tour and events​

Evening

  • Concurrent panels, workshops & talks​
  • Closing keynote & panel​
  • Closing remarks​ Placemaking House

MONDAY

Day 1

04 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Penang

Evening

  • Place game in Penang continues​
  • Dinner hosted by GTCDC​, Penang

Tuesday

Day 2

05 November 2019

Morning, Penang

  • Tour of George Town World Heritage Site

Morning, Kuala Lumpur Heritage Core

  • Place game in RexKL to Stadiums Negara & Merdeka​
  • Place game in River of Life

Evening

  • Place game in KL Heritage Core continues
  • Place game in Imbi ​

wednesday

Day 3

06 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Klang
  • Place game in River of Life
  • Heritage Tour​
    • Think City Urban Regeneration Tour​
    • Kebun – Kebun Bangsar & APW Tour​

Noon

  • YWCA Tour and Lunch​

Evening

  • Place game – River of Life
  • Lorong Party- (Laneway Party) Networking event

thursday

Day 4

07 November 2019

Morning

  • Registration​
  • Welcome address
  • Opening Keynote
  • Opening Panel

Evening

  • Concurrent Panels, workshops & talks
  • Opening dinner
  • Post dinner tour and events​

friday

Day 5

08 November 2019

Morning

  • Structured
  • Networking sessions
  • Welcome and recap
  • Concurrent panels
  • Lunch excursions
    • Option 1: Street food excursion
    • Option 2: Zhongshan Creative Hub tour

Evening

  • Concurrent panels, workshops & talks
  • Closing keynote & panel
  • Closing remarks
  • Closing festivities

MONDAY

Day 1

04 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Penang

Tuesday

Day 2

05 November 2019

Morning, Penang

  • Tour of George Town World Heritage Site

Morning, Kuala Lumpur Heritage Core

  • Place game in RexKL to Stadiums Negara & Merdeka​
  • Place game in River of Life

wednesday

Day 3

06 November 2019

Morning

  • Concurrent place games and tours in Klang
  • Place game in River of Life
  • Heritage Tour​
    • Think City Urban Regeneration Tour​
    • Kebun – Kebun Bangsar & APW Tour​

Noon

  • YWCA Tour and Lunch​

Evening

  • Place game in Penang continues​
  • Dinner hosted by GTCDC​, Penang

Evening

  • Place game in KL Heritage Core continues
  • Place game in Imbi ​

Evening

  • Place game – River of Life
  • Lorong Party- (Laneway Party) Networking event

thursday

Day 4

07 November 2019

Morning

  • Registration​
  • Welcome address
  • Opening Keynote
  • Opening Panel

friday

Day 5

08 November 2019

Morning

  • Structured
  • Networking sessions​
  • Welcome and recap​
  • Concurrent panels​
  • Lunch excursions​
    • Option 1: Street food excursion​
    • Option 2: YWCA tour & lunch ​
  • Option 3: Zhongshan Creative Hub tour ​

Evening

  • Concurrent Panels, workshops & talks
  • Opening dinner
  • Post dinner tour and events​

Evening

  • Concurrent panels, workshops & talks​
  • Closing keynote & panel​
  • Closing remarks​ Placemaking House

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