15-minute city talk on Jyväskylä with Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, 3x Olympian Swimmer

Great way to kick off the week! Thank you, Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, for a lovely talk on how you experience the 15-minute city concept as a living reality in your home city of Jyväskylä.

3x Olympian swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen and I met for the first time at the EYL40 European Young Leaders Seminar ‘Extremities’ in Paris last month where I was giving a talk on the 15-minute city concept.

One of the best parts of such seminars and conferences (in addition to many insightful presentations & talks) are the social moments ‘in-between’.

In such a moment, Ari-Pekka shared with me that this concept is exactly what he experiences in his city, with all needs within a 1-2 km distance and living mostly by commuting on bicycle.

As much of my research, as well as media advocacy, is about ‘residential narrative,’ I thought it would be great to have a live and recorded chat to hear more about his local lifestyle.

Listen to the video above at the Pedestrian Space YouTube channel to hear how Ari-Pekka experiences a 15-minute city lifestyle in his city of residence in Finland, ideas for further improvements and the effect of this lifestyle on his quality of life.

More on Pedestrian Space 15-minute city coverage here:


Do you have insight to share for a brief, recorded coffee chat on the 15-minute city concept? Feel free to DM or write to info@pedestrianspace.org

Thank you Ari-Pekka and look forward to hopefully taking another walk together one day!