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Friday, June 14 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovative financial models for placemaking

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We all know that placemaking needs funding, and we all know that it brings many direct and indirect values. But still, placemaking for many is a new phenomenon that does not always fit into the existing systems of urban development yet. As a result, placemakers often find it hard to generate funding for their placemaking activities. How do we fund placemaking? Which innovative financial models can we use, or should we develop? How can we make sure that involved communities capture the value created by placemaking? And how can we scale up to larger Placemaking Funds? In this session, we will discuss these questions based on two cases: Growfunding and the Citymaker Fund. Growfunding is a civic crowdfunding and matchfunding platform based in Brussels. Since 2016, it was launched as an independent spin-off. Over the past 5 years, Growfunding launched over 140 projects. Last year, the average success rate was 91%. The mission is to build the city together, using an open bottom-up approach, and by creating synergies between different networks.

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Hans Karssenberg

STIPO , Club Rhijnhuizen
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Fred Kent

PlacemakingX, Project for Public Spaces
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Hanne Lahousse

Policy Advisor, Project coaching and network builder, Growfunding
avatar for Levente Polyak

Levente Polyak

Eutropian, Placemaking Europe
avatar for Wendy van Poppel

Wendy van Poppel

Senior policy advisor, Province of Utrecht
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Theo Stauttener


Friday June 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ko Mulder

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