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The First Policy Brief is out!

  The first policy brief of the SMARTer Greener Cities has now been launched. We propose recommendations for urban planners and researchers based on our research on how technology and nature can promote multisensory experiences and psychological restoration in two residential areas in Helsinki, Finland. Recommendations: Be smart and green with your plans It’s not…

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New funding for a new collaboration and more sensors in Stockholm

  SMARTer Greener Cities researchers Art Branny and Erik Andersson received funding from the Swedish Research and Innovation funder Vinnova to expand and extend their work with sensors and nature-based solutions in Stockholm. The project is led by the research institute of Sweden (RISE) and bring together a consortium of SMEs, real estate owners, researchers and…

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Your Smarter Greener Neighbourhood – PPGIS survey results from Kalasatama and Kuninkaantammi

Which places do you value in your neighborhood in terms of aesthetics, biodiversity, and outdoor activities, and which views and sounds help you relax and forget about everyday worries?   How pleasant do you perceive different landscapes such as parks, private yards, water areas or forests in your own neighborhood? Where do you experience positive…

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Second living pavilion in Stockholm let Nature speak up

When modern life, especially in our cities, has obscured the fact that people still depend on nature and functioning ecosystems for their wellbeing – what do we do? Stockholm Resilience Centre together with local partners Bee Urban and City of Stockholm organized and hosted the second multi-sensory living pavilion in Stockholm on October 29, 2021….

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The sounds of the (green) city

The Nordregio magazine published an article about the SmarterGreenerCities Helsinki case study in October 2021. The researchers conducted a PPGIS study in early 2021 that discussed the values and soundscapes in the study areas, Kuninkaantammi and Kalasatama. The aim was to understand the residents’ experience of urban and green spaces in the study sites. “Sounds…

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The first living pavilion was successfully organized in Helsinki

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 by drawing upon new forms of sensors and citizen engagement technologies. The presentations involved talks…

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YLE Radio Suomi interviewed project researchers

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. The record of interview can be found here.  The discussion is in Finnish.

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A multisensory PPGIS survey in two developing neighbourhoods in Helsinki

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 we see them. Smarter Greener Cities researchers in Helsinki are studying how citizens perceive and…

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Registration open: Multi-sensory experiences of urban nature and the role of technologies in social-ecological well-being 22.4. at 13-15.00

Technology is often seen as a solution to a more climate-friendly and sustainable city. But can technology also contribute to the well-being of citizens and urban nature? How does a smart and green city look and sound like? The design, management and maintenance of urban spaces and green areas requires an understanding of how different social, ecological and technological factors…

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Hørgaarden Copenhagen – PPGIS Survey

In collaboration between local stakeholders and the SmarterGreenerCities Copenhagen-based researchers, an internet-based survey has been created and is soon about to be launched. The survey concerns the use of the outdoor areas in Hørgaarden, Copenhagen – a multi-ethnic neighbourhood, that is about to undertake some major changes regarding outdoor spaces. Over the next 4 years,…

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

Stockholm Resilience Centre (SCR), University of Stockholm

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