Estonishing Evenings: How to make Tallinn great again?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in the Estonian capital, this time discussing how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again.

“A good city is like a good party – people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves,” Jan Gehl, a renowned Danish architect and urban design consultant, has said.

On 17 September, the English-speaking event series, Estonishing Evenings, will discuss how to make Tallinn that city – so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again.

The evening will start with a presentation by the Estonian architect and city planner, Yoko Alender, who will answer the following questions: What makes a city great? How do history, business environment and politics shape a city? How has history shaped Tallinn?

A small discussion round will follow, collecting ideas and suggestions about what developments and changes could be done in Tallinn.

Jaanus Juss, the founder and CEO of the Telliskivi Creative City, will end the evening by sharing his story about the creation of Telliskivi – a success story on how a derelict Soviet-era industrial complex was converted into a vibrant hub for over 250 companies.

The event, taking place at the Erinevate Tubade Klubi (the Club of Different Rooms) at the Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn, at 7:00 PM on 17 September, will be moderated by Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief of Estonian World.

Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters concerning both the locals and non-natives living in Estonia. Founded in 2017, the series has become the most popular monthly event in Estonia that is conducted in English.

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