City 2.0 – Towards a Social Silicon Valley

In 2007 Demos Helsinki joined an architectural practice NOW Architects to create a vision for the Metropolitan Helsinki area. The vision wan the second prize in the international ideas competition. Towards City 2.0 was a forerunner of user-led city development, visioning a city that is totally user driven. In other words a new model of metropolitan democracy, based on local participative governance, foresight and social venture capital.

The members of the entry’s creative team were architects Hans Park and Tuomas Toivonen and thinkers Roope Mokka ja Aleksi Neuvonen.