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Walking city labs for young people

Young people's analyses of the walkability of routes and public places. The tool was tested in the cities of Kangasala, Espoo and Tampere. In addition to urban planning, young people taking part in the labs learned the basic skills of participation: Questioning, listening, viewing, brainstorming and teamwork.


  • Two ways to analyse the walking environment together with young people: Digital and analogue
  • The key areas of public spaces were identified, i.e. the areas with the most potential as event and meeting places (young people's own places) and how these could be improved (quality criteria for urban space).
  • “We learn much more by doing this through a concrete programme than by reading about it in books.” Flexible comprehensive education class teacher (Hervanta, Tampere)


  • Young people's competence and participation in urban planning will increase.
  • The land use planners will get new insight.
  • Transport planners will receive concrete improvement proposals for the traffic environment.
  • New tools for teachers

In collaboration with

  • FCG
  • Youth Academy
  • City of Kangasala
  • City of Espoo
  • City of Tampere
  • Ministry of the Environment
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