Visitors to OmaStadi Expo will have the opportunity to discuss the OmaStadi plans with the people behind them. Virtually all of the almost 300 plans that Helsinkians are voting for in October will be on display in the voting square of Maijansali at Oodi Central Library.
In October, all residents of Helsinki who this year turn 12 or older may vote for the OmaStadi plans crafted by the citizens. For the first time, young Helsinkians will be entitled to vote for proposals concerning the allocation of 4.4 million euros. In addition, they are entitled to vote for the Ruuti budget. Both ballots will take place by means of the omastadi.hel.fi service.
By using the OmaStadi service, the Helsinkians
themselves brainstorm, draw up plans and decide on how to make the city a more
functional and fun place. The City will implement the plans that receive the
OmaStadi Expo Saturday 5
October 2019 at 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Oodi Library.
Under the guidance of journalist Jani Halme, Helsinkians enter the
stage to present their ideas.
Maijansali (1st floor)
10:00–11:00 a.m. The people behind the OmaStadi plans have the floor – Helsinkians present their ideas for improving the city.
11:00–11:10 a.m. The OmaStadi plans from the viewpoint of the deputy mayors: Sanna Vesikansa and Tomi Sevander.
11:15–11:45 a.m. The people behind the OmaStadi plans have the floor – Helsinkians present their ideas for improving the city.
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The OmaStadi plans from the viewpoint of the divisions: executive director Mikko Aho and interaction expert Virve Vakiala.
12:00–12:50 p.m. The people behind the OmaStadi plans have the floor – Helsinkians present their ideas for improving the city.
Lobby (1st floor)
10 a.m.–1 p.m. What OmaStadi? – Ask anything about participatory budgeting and we will answer. Answering to questions will be OmaStadi development manager Kirsi Verkka, neighbourhood involvement manager Titta Reunanen and researcher Titiana Ertiö.
Helsinki Info (1st floor)
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Help us vote! Helsinki Info at Oodi will provide help with using digital services. There, you will also have an opportunity to vote without banking codes, provided that you show your ID card.
Urban workshop (2nd floor)
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Tips and means to market OmaStadi plans. The social media clinic will help you overcome the intricacies of social media and in the urban workshop you may craft your own posters, stickers and pins.
The children's section (3rd floor)
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Urban workshop on the future. You are welcome to shape the limits of potential futures! What does the city of the future look like? A city where trees grow on the roofs and the cars drive autonomously? Participants in the workshops will have a chance to shape the city of the future. The workshop is free of charge and will be guided by art educators from Annantalo.
What does your Helsinki look like? What to do to make the city evolve into a more functional, homey and fun place?