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SMARTer Greener Cities

Making Smart Cities Smarter and More Liveable Through Nature-based Solutions

To be liveable, equitable, resilient and positive contributors to global sustainability, cities need to be designed and governed as complex systems where technological and digital infrastructure supports ecological-biophysical and social-institutional-economic dynamics. We must cut across silos in disciplines, approaches, and knowledge systems by bringing technology, people, and nature together.

The SMARTer Greener Cities project (2020-2023) aims to develop and test novel tools and processes for explicitly converging social, ecological, and technological systems (SETS) approaches for improving life in cities.

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    COPENHAGEN

    Technology, justice and safety

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    HELSINKI

    Socio-ecological couplings and psychological restoration

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    STOCKHOLM

    Technology, biodiversity and the voices of nature

News

The first living pavilion was successfully organized in Helsinki

7.5.2021

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the University of Helsinki organized the first multi-sensory living pavilion in Helsinki on Thursday 22.4.2021. The aim of the event was to to demonstrate possibilities for moving towards a smart and green city agenda…

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YLE Radio Suomi interviewed project researchers

17.3.2021

Yesterday (16.3.) we walked in Kalasatama and discussed about sounds of cities. What kind of sounds are accepted by citizens? Vesa Marttinen, the reporter of Yle Radio Suomi interviewed me and post doc Silviya Korpilo about ongoing multisensory PPGIS survey.…

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A multisensory PPGIS survey in two developing neighbourhoods in Helsinki

8.3.2021

Outdoor recreational areas provide us a range of experiences especially when we find ourselves surrounded by nature. There has been a focus in research and planning on the visual features of urban landscapes. Yet, we hear places as much as…

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Project coordinator Associate Professor Erik Andersson, erik.andersson(at)su.se

Stockholm Resilience Centre (SCR), University of Stockholm

Project funder:

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