Welcoming places all year around

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Our City-project brings together the citizens and designers to co-create a user-friendly, playful public space in the city of Kerava. The intervention has been co-designed by designers from Parkly (FI) and Traffic Design (PL) based on the citizen engagement process, planned and facilitated by the designers. The target group of the project is young people to increase their involvement in urban design and use public spaces. Furthermore the project focuses on developing ideas for winter placemaking and more active use of urban spaces throughout the year.

The co-creation process with young people produced playful and creative ideas to use rain, snow and darkness as an inspiration rather than an obstacle. The partnering city of Kerava appointed the site for the intervention with a focus on pedestrianized zones to support their strategy of city wellbeing and developing more inviting public spaces.

The project is based on the modular outdoor furniture and placemaking knowledge by Parkly and with the expertise by Traffic Design, create new kinds of add ons and playful elements which are designed based on findings from the co-creation workshops.

Link to the final publication
Link to the Winter is Coming -webinar

The project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility and New European Bauhaus.

Photos: Vesa Laitinen