A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
This process aims to get closer to our public spaces and make them the pride of our city
The insect path has a species-rich meadow-like natural environment, a green corridor between districts and a space for people to move through 6 districts. The insect trail runs along the former railway dam and today's high-voltage corridor. When high-voltage lines are connected to the underground cable, the potential for a city-wide linear park is released.
The name of the insect path refers here to the already existing movement corridor, which is used by pollinators (butterflies, bumblebees and honeybees) and other groups of animals to move from one green area to another.
The first stage of the Insect Trail is located in the area between the garages in North Tallinn, bounded by Ehte, Sõle and Puhangu Streets and Kolde Boulevard. In its entire length, the Insect Trail runs from the Telliskivi creative town through the Kopli department store, the area between the garages of North Tallinn and Merimetsa along the border between Kristiine, Mustamäe, Haabersti and Nõmme districts to Hiiu.
The insect path is defined by both biodiversity and urbanization. The city and nature are not opposites: The guiding principle of the Insect Trail is to preserve the natural biodiversity by offering at the same time various activities as well as environmentally friendly mobility opportunities for people.
In the future, Putukaväila will become a vibrant city-wide linear park, a public space offering new green mobility connections and various activities, but there is already something to discover in Putukaväila today.
The insect path concept will be completed with the support of two European Union foreign projects. Both the Augmented Urbans external project (2018-2020) and the B.Green external project (2020-2023) are funded by the Central Baltic Program, which supports cross-border cooperation, sustainable urban mobility and cohesive communities. The project is led by the general planning sector team of the Tallinn City Planning Board.