Resistant Cities: Urban Planning as Means for Pandemic Prevention (RECIPE)
Academy of Finland - Strategic Research Programme
University of Oulu
Piia Markkanen is a workplace researcher, who combines workplace design with participatory design methods in her research work.
Despite many previous and recent pandemic outbreaks in urban areas and rapid global urbanization, consideration of infectious disease prevention in urban planning has largely been neglected. The RECIPE project explores the role of urban living environments and the potential of urban planning in anticipation and prevention of infectious diseases and thus pandemic outbreaks. The project combines expertise from the fields of environmental research, environmental health, history, information studies, public health, and urban planning. The project engages citizens, SMEs, planners and health professionals, cross-sectional institutions, and decision makers. The project provides new scientific knowledge of the linkages between urban living environments and health, deepens societal understanding of the linkages, develops tools and methods for resistant urban planning, and encourages cross-sectorial discussions and integrative policies between urban planning and health sectors.
The RECIPE WP's and the respective PI's are:
WP1 Management and coordination (University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture, Urban Planning, prof. Hentilä)
WP2 Interaction and communication (University of Oulu, Information Science, FT Anna Suorsa)
WP3 Pandemics and epidemics in urban planning history (University of Oulu, Health History, dos. Heini Hakosalo)
WP4 Biodiversity and soil microbiome (LUKE, research prof. Hannu Fritze)
WP5 Environmental impacts on health and wellbeing (Oulu Deaconess Institute ODL and University of Oulu, CERH, prof. Raija Korpelainen & prof. Tiina Ikäheimo
WP6 Urban planning solutions and policies (University of Oulu, Urban Planning, dos. Emilia Rönkkö).
Consortium member: Filha ry (prof. Tuula Vasankari)