About us

Urban Dream Management is a strategic design practice striving towards creative and sustainable cities – built with and for people.

We are interested in the potential of a changing city and its people. Our areas of expertise are in creative reuse of existing spaces, and involving various stakeholders in the development, planning and governance of built environment.

Through our projects we want to nurture the development of lively and sustainabile cities: cities that have a sustainable urban structure, inspiring and accessible spaces, a reliable and open administration and services that serve their users.

Who we are

Hella-Juho Huttunen-p-neliöUrban Dream Management was founded initially as a blog in 2009 and as a company in 2010 by Hella Hernberg. Hella is an architect and researcher who has 10 years experience of working with urban development, temporary use of space, participation and governance. 

Despite being a small company, we are connected to a multidisciplinary network of collaborators; we can bring in different talents according to the needs of each project. We work with public sector institutions, private companies and the grassroots. Some of our projects are also self-initiated.

How can we help?

For us, design means facilitating and mediating processes of change among different stakeholders, whether the desired outcome is a physical product, a space, a platform or a strategy. We apply participatory design approaches to a project from early stages on. Our approach combines research and experiments in iterative cycles. We also use systems thinking and visualizations to help people understand complex challenges.

Get in touch, if you need help in the following areas:

Talks, Mentoring and Education

We give inspiring lectures and talks on public or private arenas and at schools or universities. We offer mentoring and education services to your organization around our areas of expertise, for example helping you to understand user behavior, bringing design thinking to your organization, or smart use of existing spaces. We have a solid experience of teaching and lecturing at university level.

Our Clients

We work with public and private organisations. Many of our projects are also self initiated. So far we have worked with the following clients:

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