Sustainable transformation calls for cutting-edge, practice-based multidisciplinary research. To this end, Tampere University launched a multidisciplinary research community and profiling area called Sustainable Transformation of Urban Environments (STUE), funded by the Academy of Finland’s PROFI6 funding instrument (2021-2026). Prof Liisa Häikiö chairs STUE and Sofie Pelsmakers is one of the advisory board members.
The aim of STUE is to create and promote research-based solutions that transform cities into safe, resilient, and sustainable living environments for people of all ages, ethnicities, and capabilities. STUE supports multidisciplinary research and fosters opportunities for collaboration between researchers and the public sector, civil society, communities, and businesses. The research focuses on three interconnected areas: inclusive communities and practice-based politics, urban environments for health and well-being, and resilient infrastructures and business. The sustainability of future societies culminates in cities. Cities are the powerhouses of the world’s economy and cultural life. To enable sustainable urban development, the institutional practices, organisational culture, technological solutions, infrastructures, and lifestyles in cities must transform. It is crucial to act now as we are already surrounded by climate change, loss of biodiversity, demographic changes, diseases, and local and global inequality, but still have the opportunity to tackle and restore them.
For more info, events and the STUE community go here.