Internet-assisted urban planning and development has opened new opportunities for girls and boys to participate in neighbourhood improvement in both urban and rural settings. Three recent experiments in Finland have indicated that the Internet – interactive web-site or community net – has to be integrated into the planning and development cycle from the very beginning of the project. The internet cannot replace face to face collaborative planning, but it increases the access to locally relevant information dealing with everyday settings, if the information is appropriately edited and presented. The internet-assisted planning seems to call for a new type of methodology which, however, seems to be more easily appropriated by the young than by the adults.