The project aimed to encourage the development of green cities and settlements in remote border areas. The bottom line of green urban and rural settlements is to create the smallest possible ecological footprint and to produce the lowest quantity of pollution possible, while efficiently using land and providing a pleasant living environment.
Apart from providing a pleasant living environment, green settlements protect natural resources and the natural heritage as well as utilize the cultural heritage as a factor for development.
The project therefore promoted competitive capacity and the living standard in remote border areas through utilizing cross-border best practice approaches to spatial planning based on efficient utilization of local potential and environment friendly technologies.
Main activities – work packages
- WP1 – Spatial planning of remote regions
- WP2 – Urban and rural resource management
- WP3 – Roadmap for a sustainable spatial development
- WP4 – Cross-border networking
- WP5 – Dissemination
- Project leader: Eva Pongrácz, Docent, Dr.Tech., eva.pongracz(at)oulu.fi
- Project manager: Niko Hänninen, Phil.Lic., niko.hanninen(at)oulu.fi
Russian Academy of Science, Karelian Research Centre
Karelian regional institute of management, economics and law (KRIMEL) of Petrozavodsk State University
Autonomous non-profit organization “Karelia Energy Efficiency Centre"
This project was co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland
Last updated: 4.9.2016