Connecting the Plots

Project Details

Description (abstract)

This transdisciplinary research project examines the potential of traditional and non-traditional urban allotment gardens as networked multifunctional green infrastructure to improve the community vitality and social cohesion of Finnish suburbs.

The project will focus particularly on suburbs within the City of Vantaa, the most ethnically diverse, fastest growing, and highly under-studied city in Finland, with significant potential to expand green infrastructure in suburban neighborhoods.

In collaboration with environmental planners, multi-cultural affairs officers, and local resident participation, quantitative and qualitative data will be used to co-create, test and evaluate interventions related to site selection, community engagement, garden design and management.
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/12/2022