Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2014 - Page 63

Photo: WSP Finland Ltd Photo: VR Group Tools for developing enhanced walkability are needed, in addition to true visions to promote human urbanism. Scene from WSP’s Tampella Naistenlahti area land use alternatives project. Wanted: Slow City Turning the downtown area into a pedestrian’s paradise is a rising trend in city planning. Tampere is one of the forerunners in this regard – in fact, the City has put together a ground-breaking programme to promote walkability issues in the