Placemaking and Tactical Urbanism in Public Spaces – Session 2


    2023-05-16 09:00 - 10:30


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Placemaking and Tactical Urbanism in Public Spaces

Tuesday 16.05.2023

Venue: Online (Zoom link will be sent after registration)

08:00 AM – 09:30 AM (IRL) / 09:00 – 10:30 (CEST) / 16:00 – 17:30 (Korea)

Over the past decade, the concept of tactical urbanism (also known as “urban prototyping”) has gained a strong pace in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks and innovative playgrounds are just some of the examples developed by city authorities and civil society to improve the liveability of their cities. Actions are piloted in the short term to test functionality and achieve people’s acceptance of long-term solutions.


The IURC Asia and Australasia team is organising this thematic webinar, which aims to deepen urban and regional cooperation in the fields of sustainable urban development and innovation between EU and non-EU cities. The activity is a follow-up to the webinar Tactical Urbanism in Public Spaces that took place in February 2023. This time, the webinar will focus on urban transformation through street art, walkability and cycling solutions in Dublin, Malaga and Seoul.


Through interactive deep discussion on an international level, this thematic webinar aims to showcase challenges faced and solutions implemented in IURC pilot cities. The exchange may inspire other pilot cities to capitalize on these experiences and transfer knowledge to their own circumstances. The activity will strengthen the regional/global approach of the IURC programme. It will:


  1. Foster cooperation between EU and non-EU cities interested in sharing experiences on the development of tactical urbanism
  2. Identify potential pilot areas and stakeholders to explore cross-country actions at the city level


The programme will be introduced by the IURC team and will showcase examples from the IUR pilot cities of Dublin, Malaga and Seoul.



Tuesday 16.05.2023, 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM (IRL) / 09:00 – 10:30 (CET) / 16:00 – 17:30 (Korea)

Registration: (you will receive the Zoom link once you register).

Moderation: Pablo Gándara, Team Leader IURC Asia and Australasia

Time (IRL/CET/KOR) Programme
08:00/09:00/16:00 Logging on and Welcome, introduction to the topic and why it matters for IURC (Moderator)

(each city 20 minutes)

City case studies

·        Seoul

Ms. Chaeyeon Lee, Manager, Transportation Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

·        Dublin

Ms. Deirdre Prince, Executive Landscape Architect & Parks Officer, Dublin City Council

Ms. Claire French, Senior Executive Engineer, Traffic Department, Dublin City Council

·        Malaga

Ms.  Paula Cerezo, Municipal Architect, Urban Planning and Management Department, Malaga Municipality

09:05/10:05/17:05 Q&A and comment on the case studies
09:25/10.25/17:25 Concluding remarks & Closing