A multi-sensory participatory mapping tool for smarter and greener cities

Project description

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.

In the SMARTer Greener Cities project, we aim to develop and test novel participatory mapping tools and processes for explicitly converging social, ecological, and technological systems (SETS) approaches for improving life in cities.  This includes a multi-sensory participatory mapping tool enabling residents to map their values using sounds and pictures.

Research themes

Participatory planning

Justice and sustainability

Ecosystem management

Project details

  • Start date:
    March 1, 2020
  • End date:
    December 31, 2022
  • Location:
    Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen
  • Funded by:
  • Objectives:
    Making Smart Cities Smarter and More Liveable Through Nature-based Solutions

Project contact

Christopher Raymond, Silviya Korpilo (WP3 )

University of Helsinki

Participating partners

Kati Vierikko

Finnish Environment Institute

Erik Andersson, Timon McPhearson

Stockholm University

Anton Stahl Olafsson, Maja Steen Møller, Natalie M Gulsrud

University of Copenhagen

Related publications

Participatory Mapping Institute
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