The Alliance’s founding members, researchers from Tsinghua University and Aalto University together with the Synocus Group, have identified four areas which constitute the core issues related to the development of low-carbon cities.
These four areas are: Urban Planning, Urban Transport, Green Buildings and Renewable Resources.
By focusing research on these areas the Alliance’s founders aim to provide a roadmap for cities seeking to transform themselves into more sustainable, low-carbon cities. These four core areas also serve to provide companies and researchers interested in participating in the Alliance with a variety of examples of how they may help to advance low-carbon development.
A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.
An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.