People-Driven City 2019

‘People-Driven City’ is a conference in Finland on urgent urban topics, with interesting case studies from cities around the world. Kimon is one of the keynote speakers.



Dipoli Aalto University, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Singapore cityscape

Maker: Nicolas Lannuzel



Singapore cityscape
27 September 2019

How do we create more inclusive urban spaces in an increasingly complex urban context? How can citizens learn and gain better understanding about their cities – and vice versa? Crowdfunding and public projects: match made in heaven or road to chaos? Is a desirable, sustainable and also affordable neighbourhood an utopian dream? How do we empower locality in a fast growing, ever-changing city?

‘People-Driven City’ is the main conference of ‘Lähiöfest’ – festival of neighbourhoods.++LähiöfestWith ‘Lähiöfest’ we are celebrating our neighbourhoods with parties from all sectors of society and a shared goal: to empower locality. Findings and learnings of the festival will be shared and digested during the conference – this year located in Dipoli, the beautiful gem of the architectural couple Raili and Reima Pietilä at the campus of Aalto University.

Expect a whole dayIs a desirable, sustainable and also affordable neighbourhood an utopian dream? of inspiring keynote speakers, engaging discussions and workshops on urgent urban topics and interesting case studies from cities around the world.

International line-up, including our own Kimon Moerbeek

  • Kimon Moerbeek, Director and Education Advisor / Kennisland, Amsterdam
  • Michel Rojkind, Architect and Founder / Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City
  • Christina Lindbäck, Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability / NCC, Stockholm
  • Elma van Boxel, Architect and Founder / ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles), Rotterdam
  • Maria Derlõš, Project Manager and Lasnamäe Community Activist / Linnalabor, Tallinn
  • Saku Tuominen, Founder and Creative Director / HundrED, Helsinki
  • Päivi Raivio, Designer, Placemaking Expert and Founder / RaivioBumann, Helsinki
  • Tanja Jänicke, Designer and Founder / Yhteismaa, Helsinki
  • Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development / City of Espoo
  • Heidi Backman, Director of Education and Culture / City of Kauniainen–Grankulla
  • More speakers TBA

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