Comparison of Finnish and Russian Urban PLanning: Citizen's Involvement

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Hewidy, Hossam
dc.contributor.author Bobrov, Nikolay
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-04T07:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-04T07:14:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/27172
dc.description.abstract This study is a comparison of citizen’s involvement in urban planning in Russia and Finland, based on case studies Helsinki Vision 2050 and St.-Petersburg 2030. Quite a few studies of citizen’s involvement were recently made, but the majority of them are concerned with Finnish cases. The analysis of the St.-Petersburg 2030 -case is emphasized in the study, as Helsinki Vision 2050 is very much familiar to the practitioners of Urban Planning. The study provides a cursory overview of citizen’s involvement in St.-Petersburg, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Even though the legislation for urban planning in both cases is quite similar, the analysis has uncovered differences in implementation that have decisive impact on the outcome. The premise for citizen’s involvement is motivation of the citizen, in the case of St.-Petersburg 2030 the motivation by possible negative impact has shown to activate the citizens. However, such activation leads to nimbyism that does not serve the process of urban planning as a whole. The involvement of citizens as creative actors in urban planning is important and it affects positively the outcome, but it requires that citizens strive for the common goal and seek joint solutions. Such activities require that the citizens are confident in their ability to have impact on the outcome and that they perceive the cityscape as a whole. The openness and availability of the data are different criteria than applicability and accessibility of the said data. In case of St.-Petersburg 2030 -case the unrealistic basis of urban planning and the illegibility of the data provided by the officials have had a negative impact on citizen’s involvement. At the present moment it is not yet possible to assess how much does such participation benefit the city planning and if it does at all. The feedback collected from the citizens is at the present point being processed by the city planning department of St.-Petersburg, any changes to the city plan that stem from that feedback will manifest themselves in future revisions of city plan. en
dc.format.extent 32
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Comparison of Finnish and Russian Urban PLanning: Citizen's Involvement en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword urban planning en
dc.subject.keyword citizen's involvement en
dc.subject.keyword St.-Petersburg 2030 en
dc.subject.keyword Helsinki Vision 2050 en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201707046167
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Krokfors, Karin
dc.programme Arkkitehtuuri fi


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