International research seminar: involving citizens in urban development - recent learnings from Nordic cities

Welcome to the international results seminar of the CaPs research project! The results seminar takes place in Lappeenranta, Finland on September 29-30. In the seminar, the participating Nordic cities and CaPs researchers share their interesting findings and insights and come together to learn from each other.

Thursday 29 Sept, Lappeenranta City Hall 2PM-5:30PM

  • Opening speeches and welcome to the seminar (Prof. Tuomas Ahola, Tampere University and Prof. Ville Ojanen, LUT University)
  • Presentations from participating Nordic cities and CaPs researchers on citizen involvement in urban development
    • Inclusive forest planning: what, how and why? (Municipality of Tuusula, Finland)
    • Participatory budgeting: experiences and learnings (City of Tampere, Finland)
    • UNIORI: experiences from University-City collaboration (Lappeenranta Junior University)
    • ByMaker – A game to engage the next generation of smart citizens (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
    • Citizen participation processes – experiences from Lier and Oslo municipalities (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
    • Citizen participation mechanisms in urban development (CaPs international research team)
    • A novel framework for social sustainability in Furuset, Oslo (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
    • The list of presentations may still be expanded!
  • Coffee and snacks

Friday 30 Sept, LUT University, Lappeenranta 9AM-2PM

  • Interactive workshop: “Future services of smart citizen participation” (facilitated by researchers of LUT University)
  • Concluding remarks and lunch

Registration and accommodation

Participation in the event is free of charge. You can register to the seminar HERE!

The even is organized as a side event of the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2022, organized September 28-29 in Lappeenranta, Finland. Participants of the CaPs results seminar are warmly welcome to participate in the EUSBSR event program as well. More information:

Hotels can be booked from the EUSBSR forum quota: