Many modern urban areas are geographically highly dispersed and constructed around a number of more significant urban centers, which are surrounded by a series of increasingly smaller suburban, residential developments. This urban planning structure forces residents to travel great distances in their daily commutes and, in addition, make trips to recreational and commercial areas. This then leads to drastically increased CO2 emissions. However, this can be avoided through a more effective employment of urban planning practices favoring increased density.

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Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

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.

Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation (SASUI)

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.

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