Transformative Cities: Coupling citizen-inspired geospatial and transformative governance methods to promote carbon neutral and climate resilient cities by 2035
Academy of Finland - Academy Project
500 000 EUR
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS
- Research Director, Regional Excellence (REx)Ossi Kotavaara+358 (0) 29 448 7852
- University lecturerHarri Antikainen
- Postdoctoral ResearcherTerhi Ala-Hulkko
More information in Transformative cities project web page.
To enable rapid transformations towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience in urban areas of Finland, a much deeper understanding is needed about how people actually live in urban settings and how this local knowledge can be combined with urban policy, law and planning practice. Transformative Cities aims to create an integrated set of mobility modelling, participatory mapping and governance methods for enabling sustainable urban lifestyles. This includes transport mode shifts from car use to more sustainable transportation options (e.g., e-bikes, active mobility, shared transport) in ways that promote healthy environmental exposures through nature-based solutions (NBS). We use these combined methods in order to assess opportunities and constraints to transformation to carbon neutrality and climate resilience in cities by 2035, and to co-create planning practices, policy options and business strategies to promote behaviours in support of sustainable urban lifestyles.