Workshop’s results were applied into practice with the city of Espoo at the Shanghai workshop

The Sino Finnish Co-creation continued with autumn’s second workshop – this time in Shanghai, at Tongji University.

The second workshop `Service Innovations for Smart Cities´ of the Sino Finnish Co-creation challenge concentrated on studying cities as service platforms under the challenge’s theme `Living Together’. The two-day workshop pulled together students from Tongji University to utilize their ideas with the City of Espoo, Finland.

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The theme tackles into the possibilities of improving urban living by making possible challenges into benefits. The density of living can also be regarded as the key requirement in making different communal services possible, effective and beneficial for all. Concurrently, communal services provided by cities improve livability and the prosperity of urban environments.

From the City of Espoo, Director of Economic Development Tuula Antola introduced the workshop attendees to the strategies applied in Espoo. Based on this information, the students were able to implement their ideas into practice with the example of Espoo’s waterfront walkway -route.  The proposals presented by the students covered varying aspects and objectives revolving around different public service hubs and the distribution of communal resources and their accessibility.

Professors Jarmo Suominen, Lou Yongqi and Su Yunsheng from Aalto and Tongji Universities helped the students to facilitate their suggestions into concrete applications. The goal was to convert ideas into practical, real life solutions – in which the students succeeded in!

The Co-creation challenge is the second phase of the Sino Finnish 100 Challenge. First workshop in Beijing focused into creating solutions for cleaner future while the workshop at Guangdong University of Technology grasped communal development of service platforms in cities. Next up – Co-Creation Clinic in Shanghai 23rd of November!