On 24th May 2018, Metropolitan Development of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Dutch team STIPO, organized a daily training seminar which examined empirically the REMEDIO pilot road in Thessaloniki, filtering through the Placemaking approach and the methodology "at the eye level".
TRAINING ON PLACEMAKING AND THE CITY AT EYE LEVEL IN THESSALINIKI
Greek cities, including Thessaloniki, are currently challenging their relation to the definition, use and engagement of and with the Public and Open Space, merely due the impact of the economic crisis. These challenges are linked either to the management of large-scale urban redevelopment projects, or to the management of daily issues of urban space, that relate to the recession or the engagement and activation of the citizen.
How can we collectively create vivid streets, where people would feel comfortable, safe and excited? What is the role of the local communities and initiatives in shaping the public and open space? How can local institutions facilitate the development of local place management units, and how would such a structure work around a location, such as a street?