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Finland - Cities

Perspective du secteur Ouest © PBA-Vectuel-Studiosezz
02/08/2018
The future of urban planning might already be here, in the north west of Paris, on a 54 hectare site that used to be a railway yard behind Saint Lazare train station. A project to redevelop the site started in 2001. The intention was to create a village that would serve the 2012 Olympics, for which...
Finland focuses on future prosperity through cleantech growth  
13/11/2013
Finland is already considered a global leader in eco-innovation and the development of new clean technologies. According to figures from the Finnish government, about 2,000 companies operate in its cleantech sector, generating annual exports of €12 billion, or 20% of Finland's total exports. But...
Tallinn becomes “capital of free public transport”
17/06/2013
On 1 January 2013, Tallinn, Estonia became the first European capital to extend free public transport to all of its residents. The results so far have been encouraging. The Tallinn authorities believe that, if done right, free public transport schemes can encourage a shift from cars to buses and...