Category: Deep Dives
Tervetuloa kierrokselle tulevaisuuden Kallion “Luuppia” pitkin
Kurkistuksia Kallion alueen katujen ja aukioiden tulevaisuuteen.
What Is the Future for Helsinki’s ‘Mini Deserts’?
Helsinki has many mostly empty gravel fields. They’re a huge opportunity for placemaking and public space improvement.
Seven Takeaways from the Urban Future Conference
Top ideas to improve cities from the UF22 conference.
Collaborative learning and an updated toolbox: two ideas for cities to make a U-turn on car-centric planning
Helsinki’s car tunnel plans show how taking action is the hard part in sustainable mobility policy. Turning transportation departments into learning organizations can help untie the knot.
Kallion “Luuppi” ja Fleminginkadun kävelykatukokeilu
Kallion Luuppi on alueen ihmisiä ja kaupunkikulttuuria yhteen tuova käveltävä kaupunkitila. Sen toteuttamisen voisi aloittaa Flemarin kävelykatukokeilulla.
The Rise of the Parklet
COVID-19 is helping parklets mushroom in Helsinki and other Finnish cities, ushering a quiet revolution in street space distribution.
Inspiration for a “15-Minute City” Action Plan
The pandemic has highlighted the need for sustainable city development. The 15-minute city concept, promoting walkable, multi-purpose neighborhoods, is gaining traction. Explore the potential of this vision as a post-Covid-19 recovery policy.
Did the Virus Kill Helsinki? I Don’t Think So.
Debating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities has occupied the urban discussion airspace across the globe. Finland is no exception. The mainstream narrative, also boosted by the media, is that people are fleeing cities in search of a healthier life in the exurbs, if not venturing even further to the solitude of the…
The Power of DIY Urbanism: How a Group of Skateboarders Changed the City
There’s a lot of talk nowadays (this blog included) about how bottom up movements have become more important in shaping and solving problems of the 21st century city. The drivers behind the trend include the rise of the internet and social media: It has become very easy to mobilize people around any issue. In addition,…
‘This Waterfront Needs a Highway’: The Huge Mistakes Cities Keep Making
Making mistakes is an important part of life. It’s an opportunity for growth and a lesson to others. Unless, of course, you’re a city. Too often, cities think they’re unique and repeat the blunders that others have made before them. Here are three of the worst ideas that keep getting recycled. This article was originally…