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European Regional Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund

URBAN LAB IN PORI

”POWER FROM THE PEOPLE”; CO-CREATION FOR A BETTER CITY

This Urban Lab focused on how to use participatory and co-creation methods on City Development. The event took place on the 23rd-24th of October 2019.

What was it all about?

The event built upon the previous event of PORIS (Pori Research Centre for City Development). PORIS served as a dialogue space where inhabitants who walked by were asked to share their wishes and ideas on how to develop Pori city centre. We then used this material in the Urban Lab as source of inspiration. The aim of the workshop was to develop new participatory processes for utilisation of empty spaces, increasing comfort and traffic solutions, etc.

A great number of the participants were experts in communal development, urban design and culture. In addition, these people were already involved in Urb Cultural Planning in their own city or region in the Baltic Sea area. The rest of the participants were local experts and enthusiasts from Pori and other parts of Finland. With the help of these people, we had an unique opportunity to develop the city centre of Pori in a positive way.

Janin Walter and Ilkin Akpinar from Urban Catalyst facilitated the event.