Figure 1 (above) – Light rail transit (LRT) is planned to enable diverse urban redevelopment without car dependency in Turku, Finland.
In the following Q&A, Teemu Jama, architect-urban planner, WSP in Finland, and Risto Jounila, lead transport consultant, WSP in Finland, discuss how to advance urban plans to create vibrant places for people to live and work.
Teemu Jama is dedicated to seeking sense and sensibility in data analysis used in urban development. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on the public- and private-sector sides of projects in Europe; in addition, he has an academic background as an urban researcher at Aalto University in Finland.
Risto Jounila is passionate about improving investment in transport infrastructure to promote vibrant neighbourhoods. His expertise in planning for multidimensional towns and cities has been cultivated over 30 years as a transport planner and engineer. He has worked in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Russia, the Baltic countries, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom.