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

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

University of Oxford

Sarah Mui

One Bite Design Studio

3)Dr. GyengChul Kim, Former President, Korean Transport Institute

Dr. Gyeng Chul Kim

Former President Korean Transport Institute

Joonho Ko

Hanyang University

Lucinda Hartley

Neighbourlytics

Hans Karssenberg

Stipo

Rui Izumiyama

Sotonoba and University of Tokyo

Donovan Rypkema

Heritage Strategies International

Nani Kahar

LabDNA

Putri Kusumawardhani

Kotalogue

Tita Larasati, Creative Bandung

Tita Larasati

Creative Bandung

Singgih Susilo Kartono, Spedagi Bamboo Village

Singgih Susilo Kartono

Spedagi Bamboo Village

Ethan Kent, PlacemakingX

Ethan Kent

PlacemakingX

Cynthia Nikitin, Project for Public Spaces

Cynthia Nikitin

Project for Public Spaces

Chris Parry, Johor Green (1)

Chris Parry

Johor Green

Programme At a Glance

*Please note that this programme is a draft and is subject to change.

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​

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

  • 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

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: YWCA tour & lunch ​
  • Option 3: Zhongshan Creative Hub tour ​

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

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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