• Open Academic Seminar 13.6.2019: Beyond MALPE in Urban Regional Futures

    5 kesä 2019
    Otto-Wille Koste
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    Welcome to BEMINE project’s Open Academic Seminar: Beyond MALPE in Urban Regional Futures 13.6.2019 in Tiedekulma’s Fönster, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki, 13.00-16.30

    In the seminar BEMINE research partners will present their key findings and discuss interesting questions.

    What are the three invisible things in urban planning? (Aalto University team)
    How to approach green urban fabrics – identify, prioritize, act?  (SYKE team)
    What is the outlook on regional economic development? (THL team)
    How do we envision the city-regional futures? (Manchester University team)
    When is city-region a mode of governance? (Aalto University team)
    Urbanization, mobility and regional equilibrium? (Jyväskylä University team)
    Crossing boundaries for sustainable urban development? (Tampere University team)

    The event is free of charge and open for everyone. Join us in discussing and debating the envisions that go ‘beyond’

    More information: Vesa Kanninen, vesa.kanninen(at)aalto.fi

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  • BEMINE Päätösseminaari 14.6.19: Kaupunkiseutujen kestävyyden ja hallinnan visiot

    14 touko 2019
    Otto-Wille Koste
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    Tervetuloa BEMINE-hankkeen päätösseminaariin!

    Aika: 14.6.19 klo 9.30-15.30
    Paikka: Valkoinen Sali, Aleksanterinkatu 16-18, Helsinki

    Päätösseminaari nivoo yhteen aiemmissa Urban Forum I-V tilaisuuksissa käsiteltyjä teemoja Kaupunkiseutujen suunnittelun näkökulmista ja yhteyksistä isoihin valtakunnan tason uudistuksiin. Seminaarin keynote-puheenvuorot edustavat tutkimushankkeen kansainvälistä tutkimusosaamista: professori Simin Davoudi Newcastlesta, professori Petter Næss Oslosta ja professori Jouni Häkli Tampereen yliopistosta valottavat seudullisen yhteissuunnittelun hallinnan problematiikkaa ja kestävyyden rajoja. Professori ja konsortiojohtaja Raine Mäntysalo ja yliopistonlehtori Vesa Kanninen esittelevät konsortiotason yhteiset suositukset. Luvassa on myös kommentointia ja keskustelua Suomen MAL-suunnittelun ja päätöksenteon vaikuttajapiireistä.

    Päivän aikana on tiedossa mielenkiintoisia puheenvuoroja, keskustelua ja suosituksia kestävien kaupunkiseutujen suunnittelukysymyksiin BEMINE-tutkimushankkeen tuloksiin nojautuen.
    Seminaarin keynote – puheenvuorot ovat englanniksi, mutta pääosa keskustelusta ja kommentoinnista suomeksi.
    Lisäksi hankkeen tuloksista tehdyt posterit ovat esilla koko päivän ajan.

    Tilaisuuden ohjelma

    9.30    Ilmoittautuminen ja aamukahvit

    10.00  Päivän avaus ja tervetulosanat
    Katsauksia BEMINEn tuloksiin. Konsortiojohtaja professori Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto-yliopisto.

    10.25   Näkökulmia kaupungistumiseen ja MAL(PE)-työhön
    MRL-uudistus ja seudullinen MALPE-suunnittelu: Ympäristöneuvos Antti Irjala, ympäristöministeriö.
    Suomalaisen kaupunkipolitiikan suuri kuva: Neuvotteleva virkamies Katja Palonen, työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö.
    – Kasvavien kaupunkien näkökulma. Kansanedustaja, Tampereen kaupunginvaltuusto, Anna-Kaisa Ikonen.

    10.50   The city-region and the dominance of an economic imaginary. Professori Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University, UK.

    Dialogit:
    Tekniikan tohtori, kaupunkitutkija ja Helsingin kaupungin varavaltuutettu Kaarin Taipale (esitys)
    Professori Kimmo Lapintie, Aalto-yliopisto.
    Professori Jarmo Vakkuri, Tampereen yliopisto.

    11.45 Lounas ja tutkimustulosten posteriesittely

    12.45   Urban sustainability: is densification sufficient? Professori Petter Naess, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo.

    Dialogi: Kehittämispäällikkö Ari Nissinen, Suomen ympäristökeskus
    Paneeli: Ryhmäpäällikkö Aarno Kononen, Helsingin seudun liikenne,
    Turun kaupunginvaltuuston pj. Elina Rantanen,
    Tampereen kaupunkiseudun infrapalvelujen kehittämispäällikkö, ilmastoasiantuntija Ritva Asula-Myllynen
    Kestävän kaupunkikehityksen vastaava johtaja, YIT, Tampereen yliopiston dosentti Juha Kostiainen
    Yhteysjohtaja, Mari Kuparinen, Lahden kaupunki (esitys)
    Juontaja: Johtaja Emma Terämä, Suomen ympäristökeskus

    14.10   Kaupunkiseutusuunnittelun demokratiaulottuvuus: Kadonnut kansalainen? Professori Jouni Häkli, Tampereen yliopisto.

    Dialogit:
    Yleiskaavoittaja Pauli Korkiakoski, Kotkan kaupunki (esitys)
    Dosentti Ilari Karppi, Tampereen yliopisto.
    Professori Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto-yliopisto.

    Loppusanat

    15.15 Tilaisuus päättyy

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  • Sustainable Urbanisation – bridging the development and growth 14.5.2019

    9 huhti 2019
    Otto-Wille Koste
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    Strategic Research Council organizes a common conference for the Urbanising Society research programme together with international guests and all the three research projects BEMINE, URMI and DAC on May 14th.

    The conference Sustainable Urbanisation – bridging development and growth brings together the Urbanising Society research projects funded within the Strategic Research Programme 2016‒2019 hosted by the Academy of Finland. These projects have examined diverse dimensions of recent urbanisation and subsequent impacts on Finland and other countries. The conference increases understanding on the topic and makes research knowledge usable in general decision-making processes and in urban and community planning. Presentations of the conference will deal with, e.g. urban planning, mobility, housing and resource wisdom.

    Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 10:00-17:30
    Venue: Aalto University, Main building Dipoli,
    Auditorium: Lumituuli (address Otakaari 24, Espoo, Finland)

    Programme:
    10:00-10:15 Opening
    Programme Director, professor Riitta Kosonen, Aalto University
    and Ministerial Adviser Dr. Jaana Nevalainen, Ministry of the Environment
    Director Jussi Vauhkonen, Strategic Research, Academy of Finland

    10:15-10:45 Welcome to Otaniemi
    Uusi Kampus-kaupunginosa?
    Yliopisto-business-kaupunkilaiset Keilaniemi-Otaniemessä
    Espoon kaupunki (tbc)
    Otaniemi-Keilaniemi kehittäminen ja Alvar Aallon perintö
    Toimitusjohtaja Tommi Lindh, Alvar Aalto Säätiö

    10:45-11:25 Keynote I: Are we looking at the right problems in growing cities?
    Gunnar Heipp, Director DI, Strategic+Urban+Mobility+Consulting, Munich, Germany

    11:25-11:55 BEMINE: Backbones and Leitmotifs: On a rocky road to metropolitan light rail scape [in Tampere City Region]
    Ilari Karppi, Professor, Tampere University

    12:00-13:00 Lunch

    13:00-13:40 Keynote II: The Dutch housing challenge: constructing 1 million homes in sustainable urban areas by 2030
    Gerard van Bortel, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    13:40-14:00 URMI: Challenges in housing conditions in the largest cities in Finland
    Timo Kauppinen, Research Manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

    14:15-14:45 Coffee break

    14:45-15:25 Keynote III: Resource wisdom – together towards sustainable well-being
    Pirkko Melville, Research and Development Manager, Jyväskylän kaupunki

    15:25-16:00 DAC ”Urbaani elämä 2030” – asukaslähtöiset kaupungistumisen skenaariot

    16:00-16:25 Keynote IV: Improving urban sustainability with major development projects
    Juha Kostiainen, Executive Vice President, Urban Development, YIT Corporation

    16:25-16:30 Closing Words
    Professor Riitta Kosonen, Programme Director (Urbanising Society), Aalto University

    16:30-17:30 Cocktails
    Salutation: Associate Dean, Research and International cooperation Matti Suominen, Aalto University

    Registration:
    The conference is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the topic. However, prior
    registration is required. Participants are invited to register no later than Wednesday 8 May 2019 by
    using this link.

    Registration for students:
    Please note! Students are welcome to participate in the conference using this student registration
    link no later than Wednesday 8 May 2019. Lunch is not included for the students.

    Welcome to the Conference!

    Should you have any questions concerning the conference, please contact Prof. Riitta Kosonen, Aalto
    University (riitta.kosonen@aalto.fi).
    Should you have questions concerning the registration, please contact Hanna-Elina Koivisto, Aalto
    University (hanna-elina.koivisto@aalto.fi)

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  • Ratkaisuja tieteestä 14.2.2019

    25 tammi 2019
    Otto-Wille Koste
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    BEMINE-hanke on mukana Finlandia-talolla järjestettävässä Strategisen tutkimuksen neuvoston Ratkaisuja tieteestä -tilaisuudessa 14.2. Tilaisuus tuo yhteen päätöksentekijöitä, tutkijoita ja yhteiskunnallisia vaikuttajia keskustelemaan näkökulmista ja ratkaisuista suuriin yhteiskunnallisiin haasteisiin. Lisätietoja tapahtumasta löytyy Suomen Akatemian nettisivuilta.

    Ratkaisukortit

    BEMINEn tutkimus tuloksia on hyödynnetty tilaisuudessa esiteltävissä ratkaisukorteissa. Alta löydät lisätietoa tutkimustuloksista, joihin ratkaisut perustuvat.

    Demokratia muuttaa muotoaan ja sen kehittäminen vaatii uusia ratkaisuja

    Kansalaisten osallistumattomuus nähdään usein omana valintana, vaikka se on yhteydessä taloudelliseen ja sosiaaliseen huono-osaisuuteen. Osallistumisen edistämisen uudet tavat eivät tavoita kaikkia. Kansalaisten osallistuminen ei myöskään palvele päätöksentekoa niin hyvin kuin voisi. Keinoja demokratian kehittämiseksi ovat esimerkiksi:

    Kansalaisten kuulemisen menettelyprosesseja muutetaan monipuolisemmiksi ja vaikuttavammiksi. Samalla huolehditaan niiden mielekkäästä kytkeytymisestä päätöksentekoon.

    Lisätietoja:
    Policy brief: Asiaperustainen kansalaisuus kaupunkiseutujen strategisen kehittämisen voimavaraksi
    Posteri: Asiaperustainen kansalaisosallistuminen ja kaupunkiseutusuunnittelu
    Posteri: Kadonnut kansalainen? Kaupunkiseutusuunnittelun demokratiaulottuvuus

    Hallittu muutos edellyttää johdonmukaista ohjausta

    Luonnonvarojen hallinta, kasvihuonekaasupäästöjen rajoittaminen ja sopeutuminen ilmastonmuutokseen vaativat kestävää ohjausta. Kestävä ohjaus kannustaa löytämään uusia ratkaisuja ja mukautuu muuttuviin tilanteisiin.

    Uudet suunnittelutyökalut mahdollistavat kaupungistumisen hallinnan ja kasvihuonekaasupäästöjen vähentämisen. Ne kannustavat samalla ottamaan käyttöön älykkäitä ratkaisuja mm. liikenteen ohjaamisessa.

    Lisätietoja:
    Posteri: Autoriippuvuus – kynnysarvot auttavat ymmärtämään kaupunkikudoksia
    Posteri: Governance of Emerging Mobility Technologies

    Kaupungeilla on keskeinen rooli kiertotaloudessa ja ilmastonmuutoksen hillinnässä

    Kaupungit ovat merkittäviä energian ja luonnonvarojen kulutuksen keskittymiä ja kasvihuonekaasupäästöjen aiheuttajia. Pitkäjänteinen kehittäminen vaikuttaa asukkaiden kulutuskäyttäytymiseen.

    Kaavoituksella ja muulla suunnittelulla voidaan kehittää infrastruktuuria ja liikkumista vähäpäästöiseksi. Liikenneinfrastruktuuri ja vähäpäästöiset kulkumuodot ovat avainasemassa.

    Lisätietoja:
    Policy brief: Kestävät liikkumisratkaisut luodaan paikallisesti
    Posteri: Kaupungistumisen kehityskulut vaikuttavat ekologiseen kestävyyteen
    Posteri: Kaupunkiseutujen kestävä yhdyskuntarakenne – Tunnista – Priorisoi – Toteuta

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  • Seminar: Governing Future Cities 21.2.2019

    13 joulu 2018
    Iina Sankala
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    How do complex cities work as arenas of governance, civic engagement and planning?  

    Join us to discuss some of the most urgent issues in urbanizing society. BEMINE research project together with Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University organizes an afternoon seminar Governing Future Cities. We look forward to a vivid exchange of ideas from strategic research projects Beyond MALPE-coordination: Integrative Envisioning (BEMINE), Dwellers in Agile Cities (DAC) and Urbanization, Mobilities and Immigration (URMI).

    Keynote by urban planning theorist, prof. (em.) Robert A. Beauregard based on his recent books “Cities in the Urban Age” and “Planning Matter: Acting with Things”.

    Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
    Time: 12:00-16:00
    Venue: Werstas auditorium (The Finnish Labour Museum), Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere

    Program:

    12:00 Welcoming words
    12:05 Keynote: Complexity in the urban age, Robert A. Beauregard, Columbia University
    12:50 Reflections: Organized complexity in city governance, Ilari Karppi, Tampere University, BEMINE
    13:10 Hybrid governance in urbanising society, Jarmo Vakkuri, Tampere University, BEMINE, HYPER
    13:30 Coffee break
    14:00 Visual communication of the Five-star City Centre, Minna Seppänen, City of Tampere

    Five-star City Centre brochyre (in English)

    14:20 A missing citizen? Issue-based participation in city-regional planning, Jouni Häkli & Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Tampere University, BEMINE
    14:40 Context matters in cities: Why scaling up is so hard to accomplish? Helena Leino & Markus Laine, Tampere University, DAC 
    15:00 Changing drivers of urbanisation and complexity of the Finnish system of cities, Jenni Partanen & Panu Lehtovuori, Tampere University, URMI (canceled)
    15:20 “Artefactual anchoring” of strategic spatial planning as persuasive storytelling, Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto University, BEMINE consortium leader
    15:40 Discussion & closing words

    (Program in PDF, here)

    If you have any questions, please contact the organisers: iina.sankala@tuni.fikaisu.sahamies@tuni.fi, ilari.karppi@tuni.fi, jarmo.vakkuri@tuni.fi

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  • Beyond the urban? Planet-izens of the metro-village

    22 marras 2018
    Iina Sankala
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    In this blog series, we catch a glimpse of the BEMINE scenario work led by Joe Ravetz from the University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy. With Integrated Envisions we aim at new insights which are beyond current trends or the results of any one study or field. These short stories are formed from the ‘baseline envisions’ developed by knowledge-mapping and co-design. This came from the creative ideas of the BEMINE partners, in workshops from 2017-2018, to explore newly emerging futures.

    New forms of urban and rural living are emerging, from both local and global forces. The new peri-urban and peri-rural settlement patterns are challenging for conventional spatial planning. The urban agenda is about spatial eco-zones, hubs and policy-centric patterns. Urban-rural ‘metro-villages’ are all around: cities which green up their local neighbourhoods: or rural towns or villages which are now for high-end metropolitans. Old structures are pushed aside by new divisions of growth and decline, high or low value, local or global, insiders or outsiders.

    Meanwhile the new generation of ‘planet-izens’, with flexible local-global lifestyles and work-styles show a new kind of relational city. Whether people follow jobs, or jobs follow people, many people follow communities family structures. While modern urban development often builds ‘non-places’ (malls, airports, fast food etc), many search for places with more personal meaning. The result of rapid urbanization and regional growth or in some cases decline is not just a simple technical change, but changes in people’s life patterns and family systems.

    This is likely to bring new directions for the future. One is the tech-enabled globalized multi-locality of new work and life combinations, with a new kind of peri-urban. Another direction is towards  nature-enabled, localized, semi-rural communities which keep their links to the past, while serving the logic of the future: a new kind of peri-rural. To respond to these new patterns, it seems local government and spatial planning may need to re-invent itself.

    What is the dynamic? Workers and citizens make individual choices on location and lifestyle. There are new models of citizenship and participation that are combinations of social norms and expectations, political mandate and outcomes and cultural mindsets and ideologies. Financiers and entrepreneurs are active in property and development. Infrastructure providers deal with demands for new kinds of systems. Policy makers and spatial planners have to manage a rather different kind of urban-rural pattern.

    What are the challenges? New forms of settlement, spatial economies and communities raise new challenges for spatial planning and public services. The new patterns may cut right across the policy objectives of urban fabrics, and the management of density and infrastructure and services.

    Joe Ravetz, University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy

    Got interested? Come visit us at the open house poster session in the upcoming Urban Forum V 23.11.2018! These are also some of the most relevant topics in this Envision:

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  • Beyond the technical? Function versus experience

    21 marras 2018
    Iina Sankala
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    In this blog series, we catch a glimpse of the BEMINE scenario work led by Joe Ravetz from the University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy. With Integrated Envisions we aim at new insights which are beyond current trends or the results of any one study or field. These short stories are formed from the ‘baseline envisions’ developed by knowledge-mapping and co-design. This came from the creative ideas of the BEMINE partners, in workshops from 2017-2018, to explore newly emerging futures.

    Urban development and spatial planning is generally focused on direct tangible issues, such as numbers of houses, jobs, schools etc. And most of our policy is built on a fairly simple idea of problems and solutions – a technical style of knowledge and management that is suitable for a technical urban system. But many emerging trends cut across, leaving gaps in our knowledge and policy systems. All around there are tensions and contradictions between economic, social, political and technology forces, each pulling in different directions. While urban policy aims to provide functions and services, such as health education or housing, what if the people are more interested in experiences?

    If a school or college is also for entertainment, social networking, transport hub or business centre, we may need to shift to a more responsive, nuanced kind of knowledge, looking ‘beyond the technical’. Similar for public services, with growing pressure for continuous performance management, benchmarking and evaluation. In contrast, in health or education there are quite different pressures and opportunities for responsive operations, community co-production, platform skills and resources.

    For the MALPE system of collaborative agreements in urban planning, there is a need to share new kinds of knowledge between policymakers, experts, citizens, activists, NGOs and newly emerging networks. Much of this knowledge is beyond the technical, with deeper layers of cultural and ethical and psychological experience, in organizations, communities, networks. By default, cities could lose green areas, small towns could decline, large cities could sprawl, local neighbourhoods could gentrify, public services could be more expensive and less effective. On the positive side there are emerging ideas, from networked organizations, public service co-production, platform ‘wiki-nomics’, and ‘associative governance’.

    What is the dynamic? Cultural dynamics are at the root of change, in organizations, institutions or communities. Technical systems for management, benchmarking, evaluation etc, are also instrumental in organizing knowledge learning and exchange. Political and policy systems are involved as agents of change and/or resistance, with new models for participation, deliberation, co-production. Urban agendas focus on policy and management innovation, in multi-level and multi-sector governance.

    What are the challenges? Organizations and public services are under pressure to adapt and innovate, doing ‘more for less’ by co-production and partnership. But they are also tied up with smart technical monitoring and management and evaluation, which make it harder to adapt and innovate. Urban policy for spatial planning, as in the MALPE agreements, is expected to manage forces which are beyond its control, involving citizens beyond its boundaries.

    Joe Ravetz, University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy

    Got interested? Come visit us at the open house poster session in the upcoming Urban Forum V 23.11.2018! These are also some of the most relevant topics in this Envision:

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  • Beyond mobility? Somewhere versus anywhere

    20 marras 2018
    Iina Sankala
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    In this blog series, we catch a glimpse of the BEMINE scenario work led by Joe Ravetz from the University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy. With Integrated Envisions we aim at new insights which are beyond current trends or the results of any one study or field. These short stories are formed from the ‘baseline envisions’ developed by knowledge-mapping and co-design. This came from the creative ideas of the BEMINE partners, in workshops from 2017-2018, to explore newly emerging futures.

    There are powerful forces for globalization and networking, but also powerful reactions towards local economies and landscapes. It seems there is a human need for locality, local environments and local communities: and if these needs are not met they can break out in populist or nationalist movements, bringing social division and economic harm.

    The localism principle is supported by well-meaning policies and plans, and by expert advice from researchers. But there are tensions and contradictions between a local and a globalized economy: a ‘somewhere’ community versus a mobile ‘anywhere’ society, where the forces pushing outwards are more powerful than those pulling in. There are emerging global platform economies, advanced VR and robotics, high speed responsive travel systems, decentralized infrastructure, and diffused social and family structures. All these point towards a future of ad-hoc low-density urban sprawl, populated by transients and migrant workers.

    What is the dynamic? Environmental values and qualities bring the local into focus, but they are equally used to attract global mobile workers and residents. Economic forces push toward globalized markets and networks, but there are opposite pulls towards local economies and social enterprise. Political and policy systems try to respond, via multi-level governance and citizen participation, but the structures are not well suited to the problems. Tensions between locality and mobility define the urban agenda, which is on policy challenges for sustainable settlements. The urban development metabolism is seen as a processor of value-added, moving up the value hierarchy, towards globalized gravity fields for skilled labour and consumer markets.

    What are the challenges? Since there are new patterns of growth and decline, urban policy faces more than one ‘Nexus’ of tensions and dilemmas: There are tensions between migration and mobility, linking local jobs to local people, and the role of the multi-local educated, creative and globalized classes. Policy-makers have to deal with conflicting interests between greenspace and urban zone policy and the regional imbalances of skills and investment.

    Joe Ravetz, University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy

    Got interested? Come visit us at the open house poster session in the upcoming Urban Forum V 23.11.2018! These are also some of the most relevant topics in this Envision:

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  • Beyond smart? Cities but not as we know them

    19 marras 2018
    Iina Sankala
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    In this blog series, we catch a glimpse of the BEMINE scenario work led by Joe Ravetz from the University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy. With Integrated Envisions we aim at new insights which are beyond current trends or the results of any one study or field. These short stories are formed from the ‘baseline envisions’ developed by knowledge-mapping and co-design. This came from the creative ideas of the BEMINE partners, in workshops from 2017-2018, to explore newly emerging futures.

    It’s easy to walk around cities looking for buildings and spaces – but there’s also a sense that things are changing underneath. When a bus-stop is an internet café, or when a quiet rural village is a global urban hub, we have to rethink – what are cities or rural areas, what is their role, and for who?  Such questions are the start of the Integrated Envisions program of BEMINE. The Envisions aim to look beyond current knowledge, to map alternative futures, to generate new ideas in response, and then to plan the actions needed for positive outcomes. Each Envision contains four parts:

    • ‘Baselines’ – problems, challenges, and the underlying systems, in the present
    • Scenarios’ – forces of change, uncertainty, and alternatives in the future
    • ‘Synergies’ – opportunities, innovations and inter-connections, for the future
    • ‘Strategies’ – pathways and roadmaps for action which links the future to the present

    The Baselines here are the first stage of four in the synergistic process: they point towards the Scenarios, Synergies and Strategies. These are the preliminary Baseline Envisions, each suggesting a space ‘beyond’ that of present-day knowledge:

    • BEYOND SMART: cities but not as we know them: new urban systems are emerging, with the catalyst of digital technology, which change the structures of economy and society.
    • BEYOND MOBILITY: somewhere versus anywhere: there are powerful forces for globalization and networks, but also powerful reactions for local economies and landscapes.
    • BEYOND THE TECHNICAL: function versus experience: most urban policy aims to provide services, such as health, education or housing: but what if the people are more interested in ‘experiences’?
    • BEYOND THE URBAN: metro-village Planet-izens: new patterns of rural-urban living and working, lead towards new peri-urban / peri-rural settlement patterns, a challenge for spatial planning.

    (A general ‘practical guide’ is on http://manchester.ac.uk/synergistics – & early version of the online toolkit is on  http://manchester.ac.uk/synergistics/collaboratorium/bemine-finland/ )

    Beyond smart? Cities but not as we know them

    New urban models are emerging. They are accelerated by digital technology and spreading into all areas of economy and society and lifestyle. The ‘beyond smart’ post-digital city is changing all the known rules on economics, governance and urban policy. It is also inventing new rules on working and living. If the mission of the ‘smart city’ is basically to improve the existing urban system, the ‘beyond smart’ city looks towards a completely different kind of system.

    The implications for spatial development and urban governance are near impossible to predict. But it seems plausible that cities and towns could be much more fluid, as the boundaries between work, leisure, education and shopping are mixed up. New divisions and polarizations could emerge, by income, lifestyle, culture etc. Small towns and rural areas could also be more mixed, as previous home-work-service-lifestyle structures are changed.

    What is the dynamic? Technology forces the change via advanced robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). Economic innovation revolves around platforms, portals, cloud working, blockchain and mobile apps. Social lifestyles, education and leisure each are adapting and innovating. Spatial flows, hubs and networks are in the core of new urban agendas.

    What are the challenges? Co-location of work and leisure is one face of a broader shift where the ‘beyond smart post-digital city’ is changing all the rules on economics, governance and urban planning. The creative classes are riding the change, clustering in the metropolitan centres, building global networks and mobilizing their educational advantage. Other classes may find other solutions, but there is a high risk of exclusion and obsolescence. Service models, public services and business models will all need to adapt and innovate. The text-book urban typology of ‘home, work, services’ may soon be obsolete, and urban policy will need to adapt and innovate.

    Joe Ravetz, University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy

    Got interested? Come visit us at the open house poster session in the upcoming Urban Forum V 23.11.2018! These are also some of the most relevant topics in this Envision:

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  • Kaupungistumisen käännekohdat -skenaarioraportin julkistustilaisuus 29.11.2018

    16 marras 2018
    Otto-Wille Koste
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    Keskustelu kaupungistumisesta käy kuumana, eikä ihme. Onhan kyseessä kuitenkin globaali megatrendi, jonka vaikutukset näkyvät laajasti myös Suomessa. Kaupungistuminen ei kuitenkaan ole luonnonlaki, vaan ihmisten tekoa. Uusi raportti Kaupungistumisen käännekohdat – skenaarioita Suomen kaupungistumisen tulevaisuudesta 2039 valottaa mistä osista kaupungistuminen koostuu, ja kuinka kehityskulkuihin voi vaikuttaa. Kaupungistumiseen nimittäin voi ja pitää vaikuttaa.

    Skenaarioiden on tarkoitus tuoda uusia virikkeitä kaupungistumiskeskusteluun ja toimia ajattelun apuvälineinä. Skenaariot on laadittu hyödyntäen tuoreinta tutkimustietoa kaupungistumisesta, erityisesti Suomen Akatemian Strategisen tutkimuksen hankkeiden, BEMINE:n ja URMI:n tuottamana. Skenaariot on laadittu yhteiskehittämisprosessina työpajoissa tutkijoiden sekä muiden sidosryhmien edustajien kanssa. Prosessista ja raportin kirjoittamisesta on vastannut Demos Helsinki.

    Tervetuloa raportin julkaisutilaisuuteen 29.11.2018 klo 16 alkaen Demos Helsingin toimistolle osoitteeseen Mechelininkatu 3d.

    Ilmoittaudu tilaisuuteen täältä.

    Tilaisuuden ohjelma
    16.00 Ovet aukeavat
    16.15 Kaupungistumisen ajurit ennen, nyt ja tulevaisuudessa, professori Panu Lehtovuori, Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto
    16.35 Kaupungistumisen käännekohdat – skenaarioita Suomen kaupungistumisen tulevaisuudesta 2039
    17:00 Kommenttipuheenvuorot:
    Anni Sinnemäki, apulaispormestari, Helsingin kaupunki
    Janne I. Hukkinen, professori, Helsingin yliopisto
    Sami Pakarinen, pääekonomisti, Rakennusteollisuus
    Sebastian Nyström, strategiajohtaja, SOK

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