Partner / Stipo
Minouche Besters is partner and urbanist at STIPO team for Urban Development. She is an experienced designer and facilitator of collective processes, essential for truly understanding and aligning all different perspectives of urban stakeholders and co-creating better future solutions. She is a strategic advisor to municipalities on inner city transformation, participatory design processes and urban transitions. Her work focuses on creating better places by among others developing inclusion, strengthening the social fabric, organising the commons, working towards the energy transition and involving digital technologies.
Minouche is a Political Scientist by background (University of Amsterdam) with a major in Middle East studies. She has given a master class on the City at Eye Level at Notre Dame University in Lebanon in 2017 and worked in 2018 as an advisor to SODIC in Egypt providing a three day in-house training for the staff and strategic advise on how to incorporate placemaking and place management as part of their development strategy.
Minouche is also chief editor of Our City? Countering Exclusion in Public Space (2019), a book by STIPO and the European Placemaking Network.