The conference was opened by the city vice-mayor Lukasz Kurzyna and followed by TiF project manager Bjoern Frode Moen. Frode talked about the courage to choose untraditional ways for a place development, to be brave and win.

To avoid high truck traffic density in Suwalki’s city center a draft of a future road system was represented. Furthermore, there was a wish to make logistics easier for pedestrians and cyclists.

Another presentation was about competition results for the reconstruction of Maria Konopnicka Square.  The call for proposals was announced for a couple of times, as the version selected in the first round was strongly criticized by the local public. In the second round nine proposals were considered and rotated according to the percentage evaluation. However, the final proposal was to make a combination of the two square proposals, as none of them was suitable completely. 

Maria’s Square reconstruction is only one investment going on in Suwalki. In addition conference participants were taken to Suwalki’s aquapark, science and technology park, brand new sports hall, concert and theatre buildings. All this is combined in the big plan for Suwalki development in which the Trans in Form is merging in as one of the players. In addition, all this technical and strategical growth of the place will be covered by a new place logo and a slogan – “Suwalki – pogodnoe miasto” (Suwalki – a cheerful city), which was also created within one of the TiF packages.

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