Founder of Plot Twist Placemaking | The NetherlandsKristen Zupancic is a freelance placemaker and project manager. With a professional background in real estate and urbanism, she has a real and long-standing passion for urban interventions, hybrid hospitality, and cycling cities. By founding Plot Twist Placemaking, Kristen aims to revitalise urban areas by transforming spaces into mixed-use destinations that enhance social, environmental, and economic impact. Her expertise is in shared living models, such as coliving, coworking, cohousing, and student accommodation – all designed to support a more social approach to the environments in which people live. She is particularly interested in leveraging the ESGs in mixed-use real estate models and promoting inclusive public spaces that take a participatory approach to shaping project development. In every project Kristen works on, she seeks to create unique and vibrant spaces that bring people together and foster a sense of community. Kristen is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is originally from Toronto, Canada.