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How do we create more inclusive urban spaces in an increasingly complex urban context?

How can citizens learn and gain better understanding about their cities – and vice versa?

Crowdfunding and public projects – match made in heaven or road to chaos?

Is a desirable, sustainable and also affordable neighbourhood an utopian dream?

How do we empower locality in a fast growing, ever-changing city?

'People-Driven City' is the main conference of 'Lähiöfest' – festival of neighbourhoods. In 2019 Lähiöfest takes place in four different Finnish cities: Espoo, Riihimäki, Kauniainen and Helsinki. Findings and learnings of the festival will be shared and digested during the conference – this year located in Dipoli, the beautiful gem of the architectural couple Raili and Reima Pietilä at the campus of Aalto University.

Expect a whole day of inspiring keynote speakers, engaging discussions and workshops on urgent urban topics and interesting case studies from cities around the world.

We are happy to introduce our speakers!

Michel Rojkind, Architect and Founder / Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City

Kimon Moerbeek, Director and Education Advisor / Kennisland, Amsterdam

Christina Lindbäck, Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability / NCC, Stockholm

Elma van Boxel & Kristian Koreman, Architects and Founders / ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles), Rotterdam

Amin Khosravi, Urban Strategist and Partner / Urbz, Geneva

Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder of Järvaveckan, Social Sustainability Expert at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce / Stockholm

Maria Derlõš, Project Manager and Lasnamäe Community Activist / Linnalabor, Tallinn

Saku Tuominen, Founder and Creative Director / HundrED, Helsinki

Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development / City of Espoo

Heidi Backman, Director of Education and Culture / City of Kauniainen–Grankulla

Päivi Raivio, Designer, Placemaking Expert and Founder / RaivioBumann, Helsinki

Tanja Jänicke, Designer and Founder / Yhteismaa, Helsinki

Niko Riepponen, Participation Designer / City of Espoo

Pedro Aibeo, Architect, Researcher and CEO of Gamified Cohousing / Helsinki

(more TBA)

Main language English, some talks and workshops in Finnish.

Urban Practice reserves the rights to any changes in the program.

EARLY BIRD tickets (July–August) 99€

FULL PRICE tickets 159€

Coming to the conference with a group? Please contact us for ticket offers for groups (min. 5 tickets): seminaari(at)lahiofest.fi

The programme of People-Driven City will be published by the beginning of September. See a tentative schedule of the day.

Thank you

'People-Driven City' is made possible with the kind support of our partners:

  • Aalto University
  • Finnish Architecture Information Centre
  • Aalto Living+
  • The Embassy of the Netherlands
  • The Embassy of Estonia
  • Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
  • The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture
  • City of Espoo – Lähiöfest2019 host city
  • City of Riihimäki – Lähiöfest2019 event city
  • City of Kauniainen – Lähiöfest2019 event city
  • NCC – Lähiöfest2019 main partner
  • Innovarch – Lähiöfest2019 main partner
  • K-Market – Lähiöfest2019 main partner
  • City of Helsinki – Lähiöfest2019 campaign city

City professionals and enthusiasts from near and far – welcome to PEOPLE-DRIVEN CITY and the city of Espoo!

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Kansainvälinen huippuseminaari kaupungeista tuo Dipoliin Espoon Otaniemeen kiinnostavimmat esimerkit maailmalta ja meiltä kestävästä kaupungin kehittämisestä, paikallisuuden vahvistamisesta, osallisuudesta ja tulevaisuuden visioista.

Tule inspiroitumaan huippupuheista, keskusteluista, työpajoista ja tietenkin Aallon kampuksen ainutlaatuisesta arkkitehtuurista!

Pääkieli englanti, puheita ja työpajoja myös suomeksi.

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EARLY BIRD -liput (heinä–elo) 99€


Kaupunkien tekijät ja rakastajat kaikkialla – tervetuloa PEOPLE-DRIVEN CITY -seminaariin Espooseen!

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