Senaatti invited us to look at Pihlajaniemi in Turku. The site presented as many opportunities as it did challenges. We set about creating a collaborative process with a small integrated team made up of Senaatti representatives, the City of Turku planning office, a local planning consultant Urbanity and ourselves. We made many visits to the site, (this is when I learned the important Finnish word “hankikanto”) and we drew the plan together in a collaborative effort.