Urban Alternatives is launched by a collaboration of different actors which are united in their efforts to create a more democratic, just and sustainable world. This map seeks to highlight initiatives that work towards this goal. Proposal for initiatives not listed yet can be made directly on the website. This process is open to new collaborations.



Inclusive Housing & Public Space

Oranssi emerged in the early 1990s, with the aim of paying attention to the housing shortage for young people. Oranssi provides inexpensive communal housing for young people in protected old wooden buildings, forming several communities located around Helsinki. Oranssi also operates a youth cultural centre. The basic principle behind Oranssi is to provide young people with the opportunity to independently produce their own culture and to enable them to create affordable housing.

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