Lia Ghilardi is a distinguished and inspirational public speaker with experience of both keynote speaking and workshop facilitation. Her subject is creative placemaking and the importance of holistic and transdisciplinary thinking in urban policy making. Over the past ten years she has also developed her unique brand of open source creative-thinking techniques, which she uses for workshop facilitation, visioning exercises and masterclasses. This is why an increasing number of civic leaders, planners, arts organisations, project managers and community groups in Europe and outside have no hesitation in endorsing and recommending her approach.