Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2018 - Page 44

Turku seeks to improve its urban appeal via downtown upgrade Turku is firing on all cylinders. The various hi-tech industries are in fine form, there’s a strong focus on expertise and learning, and the city keeps growing – proportionally speaking – faster than any other city in Finland. Nevertheless, there’s work to be done as Turku plots its way into the future. A new ambitious vision, Turku 2050, calls for a major “beauty treatment” for especially the downtown area. T he vision states that as the commercial centre expands, the old town will turn into an “European oasis for encoun- ters” and the eastern bank of the River Aura – with a view to the evening sun – will function as a vivid platform for a new kind of combi- nation of culture, restaurants and work. According to the vision group that has been considering the future of the down- town, it is possible for Turku to become a globally important city whose exceptional archipelago nature and developed infrastruc- ture create the prerequisites for comforta- ble living and a vivid economy and culture. Core Attraction Markku Wilenius, Professor of Future Stud- ies at the University of Turku, notes that the image of a city develops through the city centre – and Turku downtown with its riv- erside appeal do have “unique points of strength”. However, Wilenius feels that there 44 Nordicum is also plenty of potential that has not been harnessed as of yet. To become a truly significant player also on the global stage, changes are required. Pres ѱ䰁ѥѥݕѥ́)͡ѕɽѥٕѼٕ)ݥѠѥ́ѥٕȁх̰ͤ)͕ܻ́ܵ Ёѡͅѥ)ѡɥ͔ѡɉ屔́Ʌ͕ѡ)ٕхѥ́ѕɵ́ѡՅ)Չ̸Uɉ́)䁵ɔյ͍ѡ́́ͼ)䁵ͅѡYͥ)Ёх́ݥѠх)ɐЁѡ䁍ɔݡЁݽɭ̰)ݡЁͻeаݡЁѼ)ɅݹѽݸѼqɥՋt)ɥѡ啅̸́)Mɽ))խQѼɕѽȁQɭԁ5չ)Aɽ Ʌѥ́ͅѡЁQɭԁ)ɕЁͥѥѼեͽѡձ)չՔɔͥѡɕ͕ѱ䁕)ݕəհͥѥٔմ+qQɔ́ՍɅ́)ɥ́ɔɕٕѥѡ͕ٕ́)ѡɕձ́ٔɕ̸Q)ͥ́є́ɕ䁩ȳtQѼ)͍ɥ́ѡɅѥٕ́ѡ)ɑѼYͥѡɔ+qхѥѡɽQɭ׊t)ѡЁхЁѥݽɬɅ)ձɔݕѕɸQ䁥)ѡ٥ͥ́ѡͥɅͥ)ѡ䁍ɔɔѥ͕ȴ)ɥѕɅѕѡЁ́ɽѠ)Q́݅䁑ٕЁٕѵ́ɔ)ѕɕѽ݅ɑ́ѡɔɔɔ)I䁙ȁ Q)ɕѽȁUɉAQ!ͅ)ѕ́ѡЁѡՍɔѡ䁽Qɭԁ)ɝ䁥Օѡɥͥ) ɰ1Ց٥ЁѡѡѠ)丁ѕȁѡЁѥѡٕ)́Օѡɥͥյ)́ѡȁɍɽ́)ѡɕЁ啅́ѡЁٔ͡ѕѡ)ɍѥ٥䁽ͥѡɔ+qЁѡͅѥѡЁȴ)䁅Ʌѥٔɔɕѡ䁡)ɕɽܳt́ͅ!ͅq]Ё)܁́Ѽձ䁑ٕѡЁѥ)ЁѡѼЁѥѥٔt)YͥEՕ