Finnish Meteorological Institute: Guidelines for sustainable spatial planning and urban design by enhancing synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation

The aim of this action is to develop Guidelines that integrate sustainable spatial planning and urban design from the viewpoints of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The work is divided into four sub-actions:

  1. Collecting and linking R&D relevant results to urban policy practice
  2. Organization of planning and design charrettes and policy interaction workshops
  3. Development of guidelines: spatial planning and urban design
  4. Dissemination of guidelines

The guidance will help cities and other stakeholders to

  • carry out weather and climate risk assessments
  • move toward sustainable climate-proof spatial planning and urban design, and
  • plan for sustainable urban economic development.

The Guidelines will help practitioners to take into account also sustainable urban development in terms of population density, spatial growth, land use, and building qualities, as well as incorporation of urban ecosystem services in urban planning and design, socially-beneficial allocation of resources in relation to the management of weather and climate-sensitive risks. In integrating mitigation and adaptation in urban planning and design, the Guidelines will also include elements of the sharing economy and implied use of urban space.

The Guidelines will be developed by combining planning and design charrettes (‘charrettes’ are intensive co-creation sessions where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for neighbourhood or city development and agree on specific plans and designs to achieve it), and policy integration workshops, with results and experiences gained in research and development projects.

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© Photo: Scott Bonjukian

Timetable

  • Jan/2019 – Sep/2024

Additional information

Senior Research Scientist, Head of Group Heikki Tuomenvirta, tel. +358 50 574 6824

Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI, firstname.lastname@fmi.fi

Published 2019-02-20 at 10:11, updated 2019-05-08 at 11:02