Spatial planning

One of the objectives of the project is to generate new approaches for the utilization of spatial potential in the pilot territories.

Firstly, the feasibility of using elements of local historical and cultural heritage for the development of the target territories is assessed.

Further, a utility network analysis study is conducted to formulate models guiding future action. This will guide constructing scenarios of best practice in spatial planning, taking into consideration also the predictions of climate change scenarios.

The best solution fitting local situation of target areas will be chosen in collaboration with stakeholders and beneficiaries taking into consideration local historical and cultural heritage.

Defining the framework of eco-municipalities

Description of eco-municipalities development trends and examples of eco-municipalities in the ENPI territory

Review of the Finnish experience in the spatial planning of remote semi-rural regions

Results and best practices of Finnish rural development projects, review of scientific and technical literature, interviews of regional authorities and technology providers

Assessment of spatial development potential in pilot territories

Assessment of present economic use of the pilot territories and mapping of available resources

Utilities network analysis

Description of energy network, status of communal infrastructure (water supply and sewage pipelines, wastewater treatment system, sludge treatment), status of road network, mapping plans for extension of public service network; incorporating climate change uncertainties

Eco-municipalities publications
Ioannis Chamilos (2011) Resource efficiency in an urban context: Defining the framework of ecocities. Master’s Thesis. Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu.

Spatial planning best practices

Reports on spatial development potential

Status of utilities


Last updated: 4.12.2012