Our Hakunila and our Martsari - background
Our Hakunila and Our Martsila are participatory budgeting projects of the Urban Environment Department at the City of Vantaa.
The projects are part of the City of Vantaa’s positive special treatment programme. This was the basis for selecting the neighbourhoods of Hakunila and Martinlaakso. The willingness to implement participatory budgeting in east and west Vantaa also made an impact in the selection. The selection also paid attention to the equal division of the Urban Environment Department’s measures between the positive special treatment areas.
The goal of the Our Hakunila and Our Martsari projects is to develop an attractive and safe environment together with the residents. We also want to offer residents a new way to participate and influence in their own neighbourhood. Throughout the entire project, we will pay attention to how we could reach various resident groups in a versatile manner and inspire them to participate.
During the planning and preparation phase of the project, we have been in contact with local operators in Hakunila and Martinlaakso, and we collaborate with them when, for example, gathering ideas. Associations, libraries, schools, day care centres and youth centres are some of the participating parties.