Cities in Transition

Together we create the city of tomorrow, starting today. Our cities are in transition. Also, the role the city fulfils in our society is changing. We connect people that are actively engaged in the livability of their cities. We call them City Makers – an honourable title.

This is how the Cities in Transition-project, founded in The Netherlands, describes itself. “The city makers” have an active role in shaping the urban life. This has been recognized also nationally, which is why in The Netherlands a nationwide City Makers-network was created, and people in this network are supported in many ways. Now one City Maker from every capital of every EU country has been invited to extend this idea to the entire European Union and to plan a EU City Maker Agenda. I was chosen to represent Helsinki, and I’m excited to see what we will achieve together.