• July 19, 2017

Building Blocks for Campus and Collaboration – Livable City Forums reflected in Helsinki

Experts of the City of Helsinki and Metropolia UAS gathered at the beginning of June to wrap up and reflect their learnings from the Livable City Forums Uppsala and Tartu. Both Uppsala and Tartu have long and esteemed academic heritage and as smaller cities, they differ somewhat from the context of Helsinki. Nevertheless, the Forums […]

  • March 28, 2017

Ideas and discussions – valuable takeaways from the Livable City Forum in Tartu

Many thanks to our Estonian partners for the round of discussions at the Livable City Forum. These three days were worthwhile, inspirational and rich in valuable ideas for our future work, so we asked our experts to share their impressions and suggestions. Guntars Ruskuls, director of the Strategic Planning division of the City Development Department […]

  • December 22, 2016

Pilot wrap-up of 2016 part II: Next generation Student House was concepted in Turku Challenge Camp

The first Livable City Forum was organized in Turku and Helsinki on 8–10 June 2016. The Forum started in Turku on 8 June with the Turku Campus Challenge organized by the University of Turku. The Turku Campus Challenge was an intensive innovation camp that was based on the idea that in limited time, teams are […]

  • December 12, 2016

Livable City Forum Uppsala

The Livable City Forum Uppsala was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg, professor of Economic Geography at Uppsala University, which lead us directly to the session devoted to the roles of a university in a city and in society, starting with the local background. We heard about the future Ulleråker township with 7000 new apartments […]

  • June 16, 2016

Debuty Mayor Anni Sinnemäki sees the future of Baltic Sea region challenging but hopeful

The 1st Livable City Forum organized by Metropolia UAS and University of Turku gathered an eventful seminar week. Main question at the Helsinki Design Picnic on 9th of June was the megatrends molding our urban future. Key notes were filled with two significant trends: aging and immigration. The question over how design enhance the urban livability […]

  • June 15, 2016

Moments from the 1st Livable City Forum

The Helsinki Design Picnic of the 1st Livable City Forum gathered 110 participants from Central Baltic region! All materials at available at forum page. Here are some snapshots from the event: The next Livable City Forum will be held in Uppsala on November 14-16 – Welcome! Photos: Juan Covarrubias, Kaisu Kiventaus & Milla Hakkarainen