Livable City Forum?
What makes a vital and a livable city? One thing is certain, it revolves around people, education and business. As cities compete globally to attract the best talents, the urban culture and wellbeing become increasingly important.
In the Livable City Forum you will hear true-life examples of strategies, methods and partnerships utilising design thinking for better and more sustainable urban development. But more than this, you’ll also get to experience the methods at first hand!
The Livable City Forum gives an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other – your participation is key! Experts from the city governments, urban practitioners and academia will share their views and findings on what makes the cities livable and enjoyable for us all!
Benefits of the Livable City Forum include
Building shared knowledge | Opportunity to learn from the true-life cases of design-driven urban development and creating resilient urban designs
Collaboration | Networking creates space for both local and cross-border collaboration around the Central Baltic
First-hand Experience | Participants are able to experience utilising the design methods in action
Programme – Pick a City or Two!
Contribute to the Campus Pilot of University of Turku and experience personally an intensive design-doing process in groups in the Campus Challenge Bootcamp! Teams will help you to go through!
How can design enhance the urban livability and development? Come and experience the best bits and practices of Helsinki, a City of Design – we promise you won’t be bored! Keynotes from design director Anne Stenros, noted urban blogger Timo Hämäläinen and deputy mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemäki + other thought-provoking urbanists!
Live video recordings
DIY Urbanism & Citizens as a Resource for Shaping Cities | Timo Hämäläinen, Urban Blogger
Co-produced City and Suburbs | Tero Santaoja, Project Manager of the Neighborhood Project, City of Helsinki
Evolving City – Helsinki Beyond Dreams | Hella Hernberg, Designer/Architect
What will come out of a dialogue between sustainability-thinking and design-thinking? Insights from the participatory planning process of the new resilient Albano Campus (STO) uncovered!
Live video recordings
An introduction to social-ecological urban design | Johan Colding, Stockholm Resilience Centre
The role of the new campus for urban ecosystem services on local and city-wide scales | Erik Andersson, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Comparing the design visions, and the final urban plans – insights on outcomes, priority areas, and trade-offs | Maria Schewenius, Stockholm Resilience Centre
With other questions related to the Livable City Forum event, please contact project coordinator Katariina Saarela, katariina.saarela (at) metropolia.fi