Time: Tuesday 5th of March 2024 1 pm-3.30 pm

Location: Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki / Workshop, Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B, Turku

Registration: Tulevaisuuden kaupunki – The Future City

Language: English (workshops either Finnish or English)

Join us in imagining the future of the city. How to make a new urban Kupittaa sustainable, safe, smart, and innovative? The presentation will be in English, and the workshop groups will be either in Finnish or English.

Illustration: Lundén Architecture Company, Cobe & Renell Käppi Arkkitehdit.


Opening: Challenges for the future cities
Guest speaker Juha Kostiainen, SVP, YIT: Urban future-proof Kupittaa
Kupittaa future user profiles
Instructions for the workshop

13:45 Working groups
14:30 Sharing the results
15:00 Conclusions

Facilitator: Riitta Nieminen, Lundén Architecture Company
We serve light refreshments during the workshop.

Juha Kostiainen

Juha Kostiainen holds position of EVP Urban Development and ESG in YIT Corporation and he is a member of Group’s Management Committee. YIT is a major construction and developing company, operating in the Northern and Eastern Central Europe. YIT is listed in Helsinki Stock Exchange.

Before starting again in YIT November 2012 Kostiainen worked four years in Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. There he held several executive positions related to energy efficiency in built environment, public leadership, communications and public affairs.

Previously (2001-2008), Kostiainen worked for YIT Corporation in several executive positions related business development, strategy and communications. Has also worked for the city of Tampere as a director, economic development (1997-2001) and a managing director of two different technology centers. He has a versatile experience related to societal activities and public affairs.

Juha Kostiainen completed a doctoral thesis in Regional Studies at the Tampere University. He has published several articles on regional economic development policy, competitiveness of city-regions and area development (housing etc.), also in refereed academic journals. Kostiainen holds a position of Adjunct Professor in the University of Tampere (strategic development of city-regions). He writes actively about urban topics in his blog nokkelakaupunki.fi