The Turku City Centre Association’s goal is to create a charismatic city centre. A charismatic city centre is safe, functional, vivid, beautiful and has a comfortable atmosphere. There are shops, department stores, services and people. Events too, to bring more experiences and vividness to the city centre!
We are influencing the attraction of the city centre of Turku by following means:
We coordinate and carry out several events. For example Children’s Carnival in the spring consists of different happenings during one day in the city centre. Before Christmas we carry out a whole of events called the Christmas Path. We also cooperate with many large and smaller events too: to help single operators in creating their personal events in the city centre. We can present different areas in the city centre where one can organize a performance, a campaign or an event. We cooperate with larger events in the city centre to make them as visible as possible. As members of the Turku City Centre Association, companies in the city centre have a chance to cooperate with their favorite events.
With diverse communication we want to make different operators, contents and experiences more visible in the city centre. We want to support local trade and local food producers. We like the positive atmosphere in Turku: all citizens of Turku help each other.
The association cooperates closely with the City of Turku. We suggest different themes for the city’s common development forums. Themes that we have suggested are e.g. the development of the payment possibilities of car parking in the city centre, different areas for children in the city centre as well as more signs to the city centre.
We also make statements on request for larger development projects, which have been for example a tramline to the city centre and the development of the market square.