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Creative sustainability students on pioneering urban communities

By: Katri Pulkkinen In the past few years, pioneering urban communities have begun to change the scene of events in Helsinki. There have been happenings and activities, new opportunities of citizen participation, and new ways of using space. Will these … Continue reading

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Turning mindsets – A summer afternoon in Kääntöpöytä, Dodo’s Urban Farming Centre in Keski-Pasila

By: Elisa Andretti July is sacred in Finland: streets are silent while everybody is enjoying their summer cottages, and it is not polite to make phone calls. In Itä-Pasila, high Muslim percentage district in Helsinki, it is also Ramadan, which … Continue reading

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WeLoveHelsinki – a space of optimism in the chaos of the city

By: Flynn Lewer WeLoveHelsinki is a diverse group. While the breadth of activities they promote is constantly expanding, for this article we will delve into their street art activities as a focus. Both in 2011 and 2012, WeLoveHelsinki has organised … Continue reading

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Community-led change: it’s more than just about fun!

by Myriam Van Neste These are exciting times for urban renewal. Not because municipal and national governments are investing in large-scale urban projects but because citizens are getting involved in the public space of cities like never before. In the … Continue reading

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The values of We Love Helsinki

By: Marleen We Love Helsinki is a group of people working together around the motive “the city is ours”. They organize events for the citizens of Helsinki throughout the year. The events are a playful way of communal intervention utilizing … Continue reading

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Mutual Benefit Between We Love Helsinki and City Itself -Value creation of positive image

By: Lee, Fang-Yi “We are the city. I believe in the welfare state, but it should not be expected that society takes care of everything for us. It is better to take matters into our own hands and seize the … Continue reading

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Value Creation for Urban Space by ‘We Love Helsinki’ community

By: Ngochi Desmond Tijinbun ‘We Love Helsinki’ (WHL) is a community in Helsinki metropolitan which organizes old-time pop dances, city festivals and other cultural activities that enhance social, sporting and aesthetic perspectives in the city of Helsinki for her inhabitants … Continue reading

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Urban farming, a future scenario

By: Jörg Hronek Urban farming is a social movement where people form communities to cultivate vegetables, plants, spices and fruits within the city, on places that are not used by anybody else. The values behind those communities often are making … Continue reading

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Citizens as urban farmers – How to be urban farmer and the social levels

By: Anni Valkola Urban farming is “the practice of cultivating food in a densely populated area.”  It is a step towards more sustainable agriculture and urban living where fruits and vegetables are produced in the city. Slow food is the … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Helsinki and in the Context of Developing Countries

By: Ulpu Kojo Urban farming movement that is thousands of years old is now extremely topical in Helsinki and as well as in all big cities all around the world. The manifestations of the urban farming are versatile. We can … Continue reading

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