People Make Places


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Demos Helsinki´s Researcher Tommi Laitio´s presentation on developing neighbourhoods at the CADDIES seminar at Kanneltalo 6 April 2011.

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People Make Places

  1. 1. People Make Places Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  2. 2. Demos Helsinki  Finland´s only independent think tank.  Focus: sustainable happiness.  Non-profit, founded in 2005.  Funded on a project basis by private and public partners.  10 researchers, no hierarchy, equal salaries.  All results public, all research questions serve the common good. Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  3. 3. What we´ve done lately on cities. Metropolin hyvinvointi Politics of Happiness HOAS Lab Consider It Solved Well-Being of The Manifesto Design Project on Housing Country Brand Report Metropolis Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  4. 4. Happiness. The Culture of Better Free Time Well-Being Friends, From Spaces To Neighbours and Meaningful Places Family Doing Meaningful Things Together (Demos Helsinki: The Politics of Happiness Manifesto)keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  5. 5. Neighbourhood.keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  6. 6. Neighbourhood. Experts in their own lives Combining design thinking and deliberative democracy Layered mapping Exchange-based relationships Thick valuekeskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  7. 7. Experts in their own lives. “Made food for 11 people a week ago, “I looked at the rearranged the room recycling room and it and borrowed tables, was really messy.” “It´s good life – in one´s own peace and own chairs and plates from terms. There you can neighbors.” barbecue on the terrace and fix the yard.” I noticed that acoustics “You should not use seems to be key to those stairs after seven having a sense of home. in the evening, just go around the corner.” “Wouldn’t want to live with ´alcoholics´ who are always partying.” “All the neighbours said that this kindergarten is “In Rovaniemi everyone “Where are the the best.” has their own fridge. Finnish people?” (Demos Helsinki: Hoas Lab and Peloton)keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  8. 8. Combining design thinking and deliberative democracy Connecting Recognising communities Prototyping communities to wicked problems Using travel as a tool 10-minute Understanding Reducing need for for spontaneous city people´s use of space. transport and travel. encounters. Trial and error. Communities are Creating examples of Diverse essential in a society good solutions within Building a a services of individuals. communities. relationship of several years. Making the issue Identifying the Shortening the Deliberative communities affected understandable and distance to decision- democracy by changes. relevant for the making. community.keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  9. 9. Layered mapping Attaching memories to places Enriching history in collaboration Recreating the neighbourhood of museum and neighbourhood NGOs map ( ( Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  10. 10. Exchange-based relationships !"#$%&())*%+,*-./0123!,4)%*5%602%),0)4,%7.0%8.*9:%8.8%:907*9-%;012 9,*-./012%*59<8%80844;%21//*5.=%>.,2,5%?@%06%15%907A%B99%C0*9D%% E02%(02,%*9602(8*09F%9)12*)1=.05G-(*4=H0(% Time Banks Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  11. 11. Thick Value Sports public investment + Co-Op entrepeneurial spirit + community interest Crafts Co-Op Food Co-Op Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  12. 12. Quality of Life (Happiness) Sustainable Well-Being Reasonable Use of Sustainable Economics Natural Resources (Wealth) (Sustainable Development) (Demos Helsinki: Well-Being of the Metropolis)keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011
  13. 13. Presentation downloadable at: Tommi Laitio | Researcher, Demos Helsinki | | |keskiviikkona 6. huhtikuuta 2011