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‘The park has a small pond, over which brave children may slide on a zip wire’ – Children participated in city planning in Pupuhuhta

31.05.2021
In March the children of the Kangasvuori daycare school participated in planning their own neighbourhood. They had been given the task of brainstorming the surroundings of Pupumuori, a large concrete statue, for example by writing, drawing, illustrating or even making scale models. The outputs will be utilized in the actual park planning.

The children became acquainted with the planning of the park in their own daily lives.

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Lasten tekemä pienoismalli puistosuunnitelmasta

The process of a local master plan

The process of a local master plan consists of four different stages, just like the process of a local detailed plan too.
Drawing up a whole local master plan or amending a part thereof shall be initiated when the urban development or the need to steer land use so require.

In the initial stage, the plan

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Puita ja metsää

Fifty-sixty crowdfunding experiment

The Fifty-sixty crowdfunding experiment is a new participatory funding model that the City of Jyväskylä offers through the Mesenaatti.me website for the use of the residents. The people in Jyväskylä can come up with ideas for projects that they want to start with crowdfunding. The projects can get the City of Jyväskylä as one of their financiers.

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Meetings over coffee with decision-makers

City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.

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Participate and make a difference

More information on participation 

Antti Rajala, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 14 266 1707, antti.rajala[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Minna Huolman, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, minna.huolman[at]jyvaskyla.fi

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    Participation in service development

    As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.

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    Participation in residential areas 

    Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.

    City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.

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    Participate in decision-making

    City council 

    A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.

    The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website. 

    City Board

    The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.

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    Vapari – volunteering in Jyväskylä

    Vapari offers advice and guidance to people seeking volunteering opportunities in Jyväskylä. We work to raise the profile and standards of volunteering in our local area.

    What we do:

    • We develop networks that allow us to work more effectively
    • We run our own volunteering activities in collaboration with other organisations
    • We offer advice and guidance to volunteers

    We can help you if you’re looking for a volunteering opportunity. Book an appointment by emailing to vapari@jyvaskyla.fi or by phone +358 50 312 5315.

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    Student welfare services in upper secondary school

    Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals.  The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.

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    Local residents’ initiative

     

    The initiative may be prepared in free form and submitted to the registry either by email or by post:

    Email: kirjaamo[at]jyvaskyla.fi
    Visiting address: City Hall, Vapaudenkatu 32
    Mailing address: PL 193, 40101 Jyväskylän kaupunki
    Phone: +358 14 266 0888

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    Representatives of Jyväskylä youth council presented youth view in the Union of the Baltic Cities conference

    11.11.2019
    During the week-long youth conference, we had the privilege of joining in a wide range of experiences, from international workshops to a cultural evening. This time the meeting was hosted by Kaunas, Lithuania, with youth representatives from nine cities and six different countries.

    Representatives from the Jyväskylä youth council, Nea Auer, Wiivi-Maria Kasanen, Viivi Wahlberg, Katja Laitinen, Viljami Ihalainen and Åsa-Sofia Vi

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