Johanna Palomäki (FI) – Master planning architect, City of Lahti

Johanna Palomäki steers the continuous strategic planning process at the city of Lahti. She is an outspoken advocate of walkable cities and collaborative planning practices. Palomäki promotes the efficient use of geographic information in planning. She also ensures the aesthetic quality of the living environment at early stages of planning, as it is linked to people’s well-being.