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Jun 20 - Jun 22 2022

The City at Eye Level & Placemaking Training 2022

Improving cities, creating great streets and places for people are more and more on the agenda worldwide. Learn the HOW TOS firsthand.


Worldwide, cities face challenges to improve the quality of public space. So often, cities struggle with recurring patterns to provide great streets and places where people want to be. These challenges are both unique to the context at hand – according to their social and economic conditions – and universal to meet basic human needs.

Are you an urban planner, project manager, designer, developer, investor, citymaker, placemaker, community leader, manager or property owner working to make your city more inclusive, interactive, sustainable or functional on the human-scale? Do you want to learn by doing?  To create great streets, places, parks, plazas, playgrounds and other public spaces in areas? Places that are built around social life, where the users feel at home, are involved in co-shaping and programming the place and that also help build the community? Then we have a fantastic training for you.

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? Learn the HOW TOs firsthand. Join the City at Eye Level & Placemaking Annual Training with international participants to explore the world — learning by doing — of human scale public space, placemaking and place management, bike-friendly cities, tactical urbanism and on how to implement long term strategies for cities.

STIPO has hosted City at Eye Level & Placemaking masterclasses, workshops and place games in Vancouver, Barcelona, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Rome, Bratislava, Darmstadt, Kuala Lumpur, Lebanon, The Hague, Utrecht, Groningen, Dordrecht and Delft. Next to these on site activities, we also organise open registration masterclasses in our home base, previously Rotterdam and now Amsterdam, The City at Eye Level & Placemaking Trainings, happening annually for 6 editions and counting.


Day 1: GREAT STREETS – The City at Eye Level & The Eye Level Game in public space

Day 2: GREAT PLACES – Placemaking & The Place Game in public space

Day 3: YOUR GREAT PRACTICE – Bringing learnings into your practise and working on your challenges together


  • The City at Eye Level: creating human-scale streets with interaction between buildings and streets.
  • Learn the mechanisms to create great ‘plinths’ — active ground floors — and a thriving public realm.
  • Placemaking: turn public space into great places where people feel at home.
  • Placemaking as part of a systemic and long-term approach: The journey from placemaking to place-led development, place management and the business case of placemaking for system change.
  • 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.
  • Official City at Eye Level & Placemaking Training Certification upon completion


  • This is an international edition! This means that this edition will be in English.
  • Lunch, coffee, snacks are provided all three days.
  • Group dinner is organised and provided on Day 1.
  • Closing group snacks and drinks are provided on Day 3.
  • Location: Amsterdam West. The specific location will be announced later.
  • The three-day programme is every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Deadline for registration: June 6, 2022.
  • Receive an official certificate of completion.

Get your tickets here. 

SAVE €150 excl. VAT. Available until 10th May.


Are you a student, alumni and would you like to join, but is the ticket almost all you earn in a month?  We have three scholarships available for the training: €250 (ex. BTW and registration fee). We would love to welcome you to the dynamic and integral training we offer! Apply here with a bio and a short article prompted by a topical question relating to placemaking, community development, and making great human-scale places.