Yards bring people together
The yard area—a place shared by residents—has always been a meeting place for neighbours: generations of them, some who have lived there for a long time and some who have moved there from elsewhere. In recent years, however, yards have lost some of their ability to bring people together.
This is why in the Finland 100 centenary year, we wish to bring more life to sustainable cities and make yards an environment where everyone feels more at ease. Good planning and construction can assist the creation and development of comfortable, safe neighbourhoods. Pleasant surroundings, hassle-free everyday life, familiar neighbours and a sense of community make people attached to the area in which they live. Those are the environments we want to build.