Barriers preventing development of integrated stormwater management in Helsinki, Finland

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Lähde, Elisa Rosqvist, Kajsa
dc.contributor.editor Chudoba, Minna
dc.contributor.editor Rajaniemi, Juho 2019-02-25T08:49:16Z 2019-02-25T08:49:16Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Lähde , E & Rosqvist , K 2018 , Barriers preventing development of integrated stormwater management in Helsinki, Finland . in M Chudoba & J Rajaniemi (eds) , Re-City : (Im)possible cities . Tampere University of Technology , pp. 29-48 , (Im)Possible Cities , Tampere , Finland , 24/08/2017 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-15-4143-8
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-15-4144-5
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dc.description.abstract In recent years, the development of sustainable urban stormwater management has been much in focus in several cities in Finland due to climate change and new regulations. Urban adaptation to climate change requires solutions that combine underground and aboveground measures and processes. However, the transition towards a water sensitive city, where multifunctional green infrastructure and urban design reinforce water sensitive behavior, is not trouble-free. Various barriers have been identified, such as a lack of knowledge as well as unclear roles and responsibilities among stakeholders. In the city of Helsinki, the present stormwater strategy has currently been updated to an integrated stormwater program. For this purpose, a workshop was organized for civil servants and experts working with storm water issues in different city departments. In the workshop, different measures and solutions required to reach the goals of the new program were discussed in order to define adequate actions. The preliminary goalsof the strategy were: 1) the prevention of stormwater related problems, 2) climate-proof local and regional drainage, 3) qualitative and quantitative stormwater management, 4) use of stormwater as a resource in urban environments, and 5) integrated stormwater management within city administration. The workshop discussions revealed that civil servants and experts knew and understood quite well the main goals of the program. However, the participants displayed gaps in other areas of knowledge. There was a lack of knowledge on sustainable drainage components and their variety of delivered ecosystem services. Stormwater management is still comprehended as a technological challenge with the multifunctionality of green infrastructure solutions not being fully utilized in urban design. Several approaches are needed to continue the development of the water-sensitive city in Helsinki, including more real life examples, broader stakeholder involvement outside the building sector, and a critical examination of existingplanning procedures. en
dc.format.extent 20
dc.format.extent 29-48
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof (Im)Possible Cities en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Re-City en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 211 Architecture en
dc.subject.other 2 Engineering and technology en
dc.subject.other 212 Civil and construction engineering en
dc.title Barriers preventing development of integrated stormwater management in Helsinki, Finland en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture
dc.contributor.department City of Helsinki
dc.subject.keyword Integrated stormwater management
dc.subject.keyword SUDS
dc.subject.keyword Urban water management
dc.subject.keyword Green infrastructure
dc.subject.keyword Water sensitive urban design
dc.subject.keyword 211 Architecture
dc.subject.keyword 2 Engineering and technology
dc.subject.keyword 212 Civil and construction engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201902251968
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