The new building law in Finland puts a strong emphasis on communicativeness in planning and design. However, the system is hierarchical, and especially in large municipalities and cities, quite sectoral. It is not always easy for ordinary people to follow on which stage and sector projects move, which may make participation complicated and time-consuming. The Internet gives many possibilities to enhance interactive communication, but requires new applications and tools. There has been a few such pilot projects in Finland: a digital neighbourhood forum of Pihlajisto suburb in Helsinki, Finland (Staffans, A., Rantanen, H., (1998) http://www.kaupunginosat.net/kotikatu/abstract.htm), an interactive design process of the green area plan in Pihlajisto, Helsinki, where a virtual version of walk through neighbourhood evaluation method was implemented (Staffans, A. , Rantanen, H. 1999 http://www.kaupunginosat.net/Kotiluonto/sivut/kierros.htm) and the internet-assisted adventure forest design game of Pihlajisto (http://www.kaupunginosat.net/seikkailu/)