A statement by TELT and Demos Helsinki for the Mediterranean Corridor of the TENT-T network

A statement co-authored with Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin for cross-border sustainable transport. Upon our imminent return to a world connected through travel, we have to face the challenge of respecting the environment while also supporting the transport industry. TELT, the French-Italian public promoter of the cross-border section of the freight and passenger railway line Lyon-Turin, joined…

Next Stop: Make transportation work for people

It’s 2021. The transportation sector needs to pay attention to one of the elephants in the room of our times: equality and how power imbalances became embedded in cities and regions’ transit services. One of the tangible consequences of the status quo is the upholding of invisible barriers that hold back a just and equitable…

People First @ MAJA architecture magazine

The People-first vision is a new perspective to how cities can govern and benefit from digital technologies in the global urban age, by developing people’s rights and technologies in harmony. It is the result of a collaboration process of the Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki and the four biggest cities of Finland: Espoo, Helsinki, Tampere,…

Operationalising Jan Gehl’s analysis of urban space with Foursquare data

The paper presents a method to operationalise Jan Gehl’s categorisation of dweller’s activity patterns in public space using Foursquare data. The ‘Urban Activity Wheel’ method is instrumental in showing how location based social media data is beneficial to understand the distribution and variety of contemporary activity patterns. Re-organising both location-based social media data and statistical…

Drivers of Global Urbanization: Exploring the emerging Urban Society

Chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre, The City and Urban Society About a year ago we started writing our contribution to the Routledge Handbook with Panu Lehtovuori and Jani Tartia. Now Drivers of Global Urbanization: Exploring the emerging Urban Society is on pre-order. The core argument of this chapter is that descriptive accounts of global…