From ideas competition to citizens’ vision: Planning Hiedanranta in follow-on workshops – Publication now available

The follow-on workshops were held immediately after the Hiedanranta ideas competition in spring 2017.

In the series of four public workshops, the citizens discussed and built on the results of the ideas competition together with architects, planners and researchers. This publication introduces the results of these workshops. The workshops were organized in collaboration with Dwellers in Agile Cities research project, The City of Tampere and The Development Programme of Hiedanranta.

Publication is available here.


Experiments on Urban Participation -seminar 17.4.2018

Experiments on urban participation -seminar discusses topical issues on public engagement in urban environment.

It brings together scholars and practitioners who have been involved in experimenting or studying public engagement with novel and innovative means. The seminar offers a space to reflect the diversity of participation practices and discuss what consequences the new means of public engagement might have on the development of local democracy and urban communities.


Place: Lielahden kartano, Hiedanranta, Lielahdenkatu 10–12, 33400 Tampere

How to get to Hiedanranta.

11-11.15 Liisa Häikiö, Pauliina Lehtonen: Opening words

11.15-11.45 Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak (University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska): How elected representatives perceive new participatory tools? Research from Poland, Slovenia, Finland and the UK

11.45-12.15 Eeva Luhtakallio (University of Tampere): Seeing, recognizing, valuing: Tracing avoided politics and participation in a Finnish working class suburb

Lunch (self-covered)

13.30-14.00 Salome Tuomaala (University of Tampere): Encouraging community inclusion in a multicultural neighbourhood of Hervanta

14-14.30 Leonardo da Costa Custodio (University of Tampere): Media and participatory practices in Brazilian favelas

14.30-15.00 Pauliina Lehtonen (University of Tampere): Shifting the power to people – experiences from partici-patory budgeting as part of neighbourhood renewal

15.00 Coffee

15.15-16.30 Discussion

Comments from Antti Leskinen (City of Tampere), Helena Leino and Markus Laine (University of Tampere)

Participation is free, coffee included. We kindly ask you to register for the seminar by 5th April.

You can register here.

Seminar is organised by Academy of Finland research projects Dwellers in Agile Cities and Globaalin menetelmän paikalliset tulkinnat.

For more information, please contact: pauliina.lehtonen(AT