CITIES| PLACE MAKING|CROWDFUNDING|CROWDSOURCING|PHILANTHROPY
Maria Adebowale-Schwarte author of the Place Making Factor and Director of Living Space Project is taking part in two groundbreaking events with New Cities Foundation to be held on April 24 – Conference and April 25th 2018 - Masterclass at The Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell, London. The events are organized by NewCities in partnership with Mistra Urban Futures and Future Cities Catapult, in participation with the participation of Living Space Project, Project for Public Spaces, Spacehive, and the Young Foundation.
NewCities, Living Space Project and other partners will bring together the policymakers from more than 20 cities alongside 100 of the most insightful actors in community development, planning, design, real estate, technology, social innovation, and finance. Through interactive workshops, panel presentations and high-level discussions, the gathering will define the emerging tools within civic crowdfunding and crowdsourcing and their capacity in grassroots, public, and private use-cases as a formal tool for developing and enhancing civic spaces and community assets.
The interactive discussion will:
Emphasize civic environment as a latent resource for public, private, and local development stakeholders; Highlight concrete civic crowdfunding initiatives from around the world;
Explore crowd urbanism as an emerging tool for ‘sensing the city’ with the potential to fill in the gaps between big-ticket items in profit-driven development;
Connect stakeholders and the non-traditional actors that should be involved in the future development and implementation of crowd urbanism projects;
Determine and define the necessary tools and potential in mainstreaming the use of crowd urbanism for private developers, urban designers, city planners, philanthropy, and the smart-city industry.
Living Space Project and Projects for Public Space are co-hosting two events, offering a rare deep dive into place-led philanthropy and grant making.
The Placemaking Factor events build on Living Space Projects work on place-led strategy and previous Placemaking Funders Forums hosted by PPS, and launches a joint “Philanthropy and Placemaking” programme, with the author of The Placemaking Factor, Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, Director, Living Space Project and PPS Senior Fellow.
The Breakfast Talk is open to anyone interested in placemaking and place as a disruptor. Chaired by Maria Adebowale-Schwarte. The invited panellists are Caroline Mason CBE, CEO of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and Wendy Lewis Jackson, Managing Director, Detroit, Kresge Foundation.
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The Roundtable is a curated forum for senior decision-makers across the philanthropy sector – foundations, charities, grant makers and philanthropists. It is part of the 2017 Placemaking Week and offers the rare opportunity for philanthropists from around the world to gather, share learning, swap ideas and create collaborations.
The objective is to explore, map and discuss how socially inclusive placemaking and place approaches to philanthropy and grant making can be used to join up social, economic, and environmental giving; and generate place-led thinking on current issues; social inclusion, health, regeneration, equality, climate change, environment, good growth, arts and culture.
We are also offering an optional tour off Soho, London.
Lunch and refreshments included.
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Please note: on this occasion the Roundtable is open only to philanthropists and grant-making organisations from the public/private or charity sectors.