Maarit Kahila-Tani

Maarit Kahila-Tani is the CEO and co-founder of Mapita, the company behind Maptionnaire, and works in the domain of community engagement tools for urban planners and city developers.

Maarit has a background in planning geography from the University of Helsinki and in urban planning from Aalto University. Her research focused on new methods for enabling and encouraging wider public participation. In her dissertation, she studied the opportunities for urban planners to take advantage of map-based public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) tools like Maptionnaire to gain ideas and insights from residents.