Publications and presentations from the Civic activism project in English are listed below. Further below is a collection of other publications related to civic activism, sharing/collaborative economy and self-organising cities. 


Publications in English

Mäenpää, P. & Faehnle, M. 2018. Urban civic activism: solutions for the governance of a self-organising urban community. Helsinki Quarterly 2/2018, 38-45.

Rantanen, A. & Faehnle, M. 2017. Self-organisation challenging institutional planning: towards a new urban research and planning paradigm – a Finnish review. The Finnish Journal of Urban Studies 55:3. 

Faehnle, M., Mäenpää, P., Blomberg, J., Schulman, H. 2017. Civic engagement 3.0 – Reconsidering the roles of citizens in city-making. The Finnish Journal of Urban Studies 55:3. 

Mäenpää, P. & Faehnle, M. 2017. Civic activism as resource for cities. Helsinki Quarterly 1/2017, 68-81.

Mäenpää, P. & Faehnle, M. 2017. The fourth sector is reconstructing the society. Yimbycon blog post 5,


Presentations in English

Civic action in the digital era – opportunities and challenges for collaborative governance. COREvents #3: Civic action and collaborative governance, University of Jyväskylä, 24 May, 2019. 

Solving complex problems together - Activism as challenge and opportunity for collaborative governance. Keynote presentation at Science & activism - The role of environmental movements in transformations to sustainability seminar, Joensuu, January 29, 2019. 

Citizens as drivers of regenerative sustainability. Presentation at Aalto Sustainability Day, Espoo 18 May 2018.   

Civic activism as resource for cities. Presentation at Cumma Master's Programme course Art, Eveyday Life and Society at Aalto Arts, March 28, 2018. 

Civic activism as resource for cities - towards hybrid governing. Presentation at Nordic Urban Lab, Hanasaari, Espoo, 22 March, 2018. See also the report by Eeropekka Lehtinen at the Metropolis website

Civic activism and self-organised urban development - towards hybrid governing. Presentation at Participatory planning course, Aalto University, 22 March, 2018. 

Urban civic activism in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region. Presentation at Temporary 6 June, 2017, Helsinki.

Urban civic activism in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region. Presentation at Otaniemi Free Space, 17 May,  2017, Espoo.

Civic engagement 3.0 in urban planning. Participatory planning course, Aalto University, 23 March, 2017, Espoo.

Urban civic activism and attractive cityKaupungistumisen ajurit – Miltä Suomi näyttää 2039? 2 February, 2017, Tampere.

Civic activism – Reconstructing cities by solidarity economy. Solidarity Economy and Civic Activism – Cases from Malaysia and Finland, 17 October, 2016, Tiedekulma, Helsinki. 

Civic activism is reconstructing the society – Tools for discussing self-organized citiesYIMBYcon, 12 August, 2016, Helsinki.

Civic Activism as Resource for the Metropolis. Conference on Urban Culture Activism: Experiences of St Petersburg and Helsinki. 13 May, 2016, St Petersburg.

Citizens in urban development – intercultural and activist perspectives
from the Helsinki Metropolitan Region
. ’Just sustainabilities: re-imagining e/quality, living within limits’ workshop with Julian Agyeman, 11 May, 2015 at SYKE, Helsinki.