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City Centre 3.0

The location of choice for specialized retail, events and living

Jyväskylä’s city centre is compact in size, but lively and vibrant. Increasing its attractiveness as the location of choice for specialized retail stores, events and living is part of the city’s strategy of development.

Infill construction of the most central city blocks, increased attractive urban spaces and numerous events work together to further revitalize the city centre and to promote a more communal urban culture.

Guiding the development of the city centre

The Vision 2030 for the Jyväskylä city centre 2030 is a comprehensive plan for the development of the city centre and the urban structure it is a part of. It also includes guidelines for the development of transportation links, business and cultural activity.

Objectives of the Vision 2030 for the city centre:

  • Double the population with over 30,000 inhabitants (the city centre population is 15,500 as of 2017)
  • A leisure and specialized retail hub second to none
  • A versatile platform of the culture and arts with many new reasons to come to the city centre
  • Easily accessible by all means of transportation

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The long-term development of the city centre is made up of many individual projects. With the help of an overall vision, all strive towards the same goal: a vibrant and attractive urban centre.

The Heart of Jyväskylä

The Heart of Jyväskylä is a project that combines development of the city centre with cultural investments.

The Heart of Jyväskylä project works to create a plan to use art and culture to renew the city centre over the 2020s. This plan, introducing new activities and new ideas for the centre, is due to be completed at the beginning of 2020. The plan will propose reforms in how the city’s artistic and cultural institutions, such as the City Theatre, the Main Library and the Art Museum, operate.

The objective is to facilitate more cooperation between the institutions, and to leverage that cooperative platform to bring in professional artists, businesses, gaming entities, performing arts groups, artist organizations, orchestras, bands, performers and so on. In the future, the city centre will be a venue for joint exhibitions, concerts, performances and other productions by a wide variety of Jyväskylä’s arts and culture actors.

The Heart of Jyväskylä project was launched in August 2018. The project is made up of the city’s business and economic development unit Business Jyväskylä, the Main Library, the City Theatre, the Jyväskylä Art Museum, the city orchestra Jyväskylä Sinfonia, the Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre, the City of Jyväskylä School of Visual Arts and the city’s cultural and participation services unit.

The Centre of Art and Culture

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Would you like to have additional information about the joint development of the city centre and cultural investments? Do you want to be part of the project? 

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Pirkko Flinkman, Project Manager, City Center