How the city of Lahti became a European Green Capital?
As the leading environmental city in Finland and the Green Capital, they highlight the best European environmental solutions, support the climate goals of Lahti and the whole Finland and start ambitious cooperation projects.
Lahti has already abandoned the use of coal and will become a climate-neutral city by 2025 as the first major city in Finland.
How to treat polluted stormwater
All human activities create pollution for stormwater coming to the drains. Usually, it is polluted with building materials, traffic, industrial and commercial activities. How can we treat stormwater correctly? There are several methods of stormwater treatment. Rickard tells us about the best approaches of treating the polluted stormwater and how important it is to separate it from oil, heavy metals and other suspended solids before it reaches a water body.
INFRA STORIES 3. Keeping the Baltic Sea clean
As an industrial city and a port on an inlet of the Baltic Sea, Norrköping in southeastern Sweden strives to prevent pollutants from ending up in waterways. In an ongoing pilot project, pollutants carried by stormwater run-offs will be captured in a massive, tailor-made Uponor Vault, a stormwater treatment chamber to ensure that the stormwater is purified before it reaches the Ljura Stream and finally the sea.
What role water plays in urban design?
We discussed topics such as urban place making and a role of water in urban design.
Data-driven urban design. How to collect data for city planning?
We talked with with Natalia Rincón – Co-Founder and CEO at CHAOS, an AI startup focused on location intelligence forecasts to improve the liveability of cities. We discussed topics such as sustainable urban development and data-driven urban planning.
INFRA STORIES 2. Highest purity wastewater in Swedish village
Higest purity wastewater in Swedish village of Överklinten. When the existing ground-based wastewater system was condemned, there was an investigation as to an appropriate way of serving the 41 properties in the village, namely a preschool, a business, a hotel, two summer cabins and 36 permanent residences. An Uponor Infra WehoPuts treatment plant was chosen.