We founded Parkly to fast-track the transformation of public places and to accelerate sustainable urban change. We believe that happy places and happy people go hand in hand.
Parkly transforms public places with a modular, scalable solution, by creating a platform for hanging out and enjoying the urban greenscape. It a platform for co-creation and participation. First Parkly-projects kick off in May!
Lahti European Green Capital 2021
We are running a project to develop daycare yards into greener and more diverse places by implementing activities and elements to add more green, more playfulness and environmental education. The project is based on participatory design and co-creation. We are also piloting our Parkly-modules in few of the daycares. Our aim is to form a vision for greener and more diverse daycare yards based on placemaking methods – to have an alternative for expensive and long renovations. Read more here.
Placemaking Leader 2021
Päivi from RaivioBumann is joining the group of Placemaking Leaders for 2021. The leaders help push the growth the Placemaking Europe network all over Europe and act as a connector, and spark for their country’s placemaking initiatives.
Our City? Countering exclusion in public space -book (Stipo 2019) covers topics such as gentrification, touristification, inclusion and desigining with people and many more. Our placemaking project for Lähiöprojekti Meri-Rastilamme is introduced as a local case study of how to turn an unwelcoming public square into an inclusive place for all.
The book is now out and can be ordered via this link.
Virta – public art work in Lahti, 2022
Our proposal Virta won the first prize for a public art competition organised by the city of Lahti and YIT for a park in Ruoriniemi residential area. Virta aims to bring life and an active, strong identity for the park. The stream of logs can be viewed from the upper floors of the surrounding residential buildings. Virta invites people to walk, balance and sit on the colored logs – and to encounter others. The work will be realised in 2022. Read more.