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Recentre Jyväskylä

2022 • The City of Jyväskylä • Jyväskylä, Finland

Activating a high-street community in the City of Jyväskylä.

How do we facilitate collaboration across diverse stakeholders, and co-create shared visions and plans for our cities?

In the 1980s, Jyväskylä transformed its main-motorway into a pedestrian street, a bold, innovative step. From August to October 2021, we, alongside Tampere University, worked with the city to continue this tradition of high-street innovation. Together, we helped activate a community of high-street actors, with the purpose of enabling the street to thrive well into the future.

2021-recentre-jyv-2 The charette.

The two-day Recentre Workshop centred around a charette. On the first day, we present cartographic analysis, invited experts to share analytical frames of reference, and engaged the high-street community in a tour and a charette. The charette revolved around three elements: manifesto, vision, and timeline. On the second day, the results of the charette were synthesised and put online on a purpose-built website, and we came together to celebrate the shared vision.

2021-recentre-jyv-3 Toretei’s AI technology, used to co-create a vision of the high-street.


↗︎ The website that we built for the community is available here

↗︎ A report, prepared by Anna Koskinen, Panu Lehtovuori and Kimmo Sulonen, is available here in Finnish

Team Members: Damiano Cerrone, Jesús López Baeza, John Hadaway

Project Lead: Panu Lehtovuori & John Hadaway

Project Partners: Tampere University, Toretei