Participation in the Turku suburban vision

The Turku suburban vision is co-created together with the city organization, the residents of Turku and various parties operating in the city through various events, workshops, surveys and a citizen jury.  

On this page you will find information about how to participate in the upcoming events and also information about the events that have already taken place.

Upcoming events 

Suburb-specific workshops

Local workshops will be organized in November and December, during which the participants can get to know the content of the suburban vision and contemplate the needs and strengths of their own neighbourhoods. The dates of all the workshops have not yet been finalised. The dates and timetables will be updated on this page.

In addition to the workshops, you can also leave your opinion about the strengths and needs of your suburb by filling a survey. Link to the survey:

Amongst everyone who has answered the survey or participated in a resident workshop, we will raffle off 8 gift cards worth of 30 euros, for a service of your own choice. The raffle will be held latest 31.12.2022. Winners will be notified personally.  

The workshops are held in Finnish. The Survey can be answered in Finnish and in English.

The workshops with agreed dates:

23.11.2022 Nummi-Halinen regional forum and suburb vision workshop.

  • Event location: Hannunniittu school, Virmuntie 3, building C, Malminsali.
  • Event schedule: 17.00 – 18.00 Regional forum. 18.10 – 19.30 Suburb vision workshop.
  • The suburbs covered in the workshop: Halinen, Kurala, Jaani, Kohmo

24.11.2022. Suburb vision workshop in Runosmäki.

  • Event location: Runosmäki library, Piiparinpolku 13
  • Event schedule: 17.30 – 19.00.
  • The suburbs covered in the workshop: Runosmäki

19.12.2022. Pre-Christmas event of Pääskyvuoriseura and suburb vision workshop.

  • Event location: Hurttivuori parish hall, Punatulkunkatu 1
  • Event schedule: 18.00 – 19.00 suburb vision workshop. 19.00 –  20.00 pre-Christmas event.
  • The suburbs covered in the workshop: Hurttivuori-Laukkavuori

Previous workshops:

26.10.2022 Pansio-Jyrkkälä regional forum and suburb vision workshop.

  • Event location: Pansio school, Pernontie 29.
  • Event schedule: 17.00 – 18.00 Regional forum. 18.10 – 19.30 Suburb vision workshop.
  • The suburbs covered in the workshop: Pansio-Perno, Pahaniemi, Härkämäki, Jyrkkälä

Previous events 

Workshop: measures for reaching the goals  

On 2.6.2022 took place a joint workshop for residents and professionals working for the city. 5 citizens and 6 city professionals participated in the workshop. Based on the work done previously in the suburban vision, there was goals set for good suburbs. In the workshop, ideas for reaching those goals were gathered. 

“Active Suburbs” exhibition  

The exhibition “Active Suburbs” was held in March and April. With the help of a few examples, the exhibition demonstrated the positive current vibe happening in the suburbs related to for example culture, recreation and building. The exhibition went around in four different destinations and it was available in met-talo in Pansio, Yhdessä yhdistys in Runosmäki, Monitori in Skanssi and Monitori in Kauppatori. The exhibition was also available online.  

The exhibition was on display again on Turku day 18.9.2022 at the Turku City Hall. 

Turku Suburban Vision: Survey   

In an open survey, the respondents were able to tell what things they appreciate in the suburbs of Turku and give ideas on how the suburbs could be improved. The survey was open from March 21st to April 30th, 2022. The survey was available both in Finnish and in English and it was possible to answer it online or with a paper form in the locations of the “Active Suburbs” exhibition. In total 20 people answered the survey.  

Vision workshops for the young  

In March 2022 two workshops were held for the young. In the workshops the young examined the neighbourhoods they spend time in and generated ideas of how these neighbourhoods could be like in the future. The workshops were held at Nummenpakka junior high school and Rieskalähde school.  

Citizen jury 

In September 2021, a citizen jury of 25 members was assembled for the suburban vision. The aim was to form a versatile group with different kind of people and views. In the Jury, the members work together and develop ideas and views for the suburban vision. The jury operates throughout the making of the suburban vision. 

Future themed workshops 

In November 2021, two future themed workshops were held. One workshop was open to all and one workshop was held for the citizen jury. In the workshops, the participants contemplated about the current and future phenomena which are affecting the suburbs in the future. In addition, they reflected the impacts of these phenomena. The aim of the workshops was to create an understanding of the future operating environment in the suburbs. In total, 10 people participated in the public workshop, which was open to everyone.  

If you have questions about participating in the Turku suburban vision or if you have special needs for participation, please contact: 
Sini Mäkeläinen, project coordinator 
sini.makelainen(at), 040 183 4835