Our first science afternoon of the year is part of Architecture and Design Week and we will focus on healthy, sustainable and community friendly surroundings.

Welcome to the panel discussion on socially sustainable outdoor spaces. How can solutions that support health, well-being and biodiversity, as well as the needs and aspirations of city dwellers, be met? Does the aesthetics of sustainable solutions match the usual ideals of beauty? And how important is the role of a designer to justify responsible solutions and thereby gain general acceptance for them?

The panel will be discussed by VTT sociologist Lotta Junnilainen, Master of Architecture student Emma Savela from the You Tell Me collective, and landscape architect, doctoral student Mari Ariluoma from Nomaji.

Welcome to Science afternoon!