Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2016 - Page 14

Urban Edge The making of attractive city environments is not an exact science – but it’s getting there Photos: Esa Ahdevaara / GSS Lucky Design From left to right Terhi Tikkanen-Lindström, Teemu Holopainen, Timo Kärkinen and Jorma Mäntynen. Building the urban communities of the future is no trivial matter. According to the consultancy WSP Finland, “going urban” is a good move from the point of view of the environment – since solidifying the city structure brings down carbon footprint – but, also, from an economic perspective. T erhi Tikkanen-Lindström, Business Area Director, Environment and Architecture, points out that urban planning has only recently gained sufficient scale and scope to really live up to its potential. “Urbanisati ۈ