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Co-Designing Urban Carbon Sink Parks : Case Carbon Lane in Helsinki (2021)

Tammeorg, P., Soronen, P., Riikonen, A., Salo, E., Tikka, S., Koivunen, M., Salonen, A.-R., Kopakkala, T., & Jalas, M. (2021). Co-Designing Urban Carbon Sink Parks : Case Carbon Lane in Helsinki. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, Article 672468. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.672468

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All authors or editorsTammeorg, Priit; Soronen, Päivi; Riikonen, Anu; Salo, Esko; Tikka, Suvi; Koivunen, Minja; Salonen, Anna-Reetta; Kopakkala, Topi; Jalas, Mikko

Journal or seriesFrontiers in Environmental Science


Publication year2021

Publication date19/08/2021


Article number672468

PublisherFrontiers Media SA

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78242


In order to achieve the goals of carbon (C) neutrality within next 20 year, municipalities worldwide need to increasingly apply negative emission technologies. We focus on the main principles of urban demonstration areas using biochars for C sequestration and explore the lessons learned from a co-creation process of one such park, Hyväntoivonpuisto in Helsinki, Finland. Demonstration sites of urban C sinks in public parks must be safe, visible and scientifically sound for reliable and cost-effective verification of carbon sequestration. We find that different interests can be arbitrated and that synergy that emerges from co-creation of urban C sink parks between stakeholders (scientists, city officials, companies, and citizens) can result in demo areas with maximized potential for impact, dissemination and consideration of principles of scientific experimentation.

Keywordscarbon sequestrationcarbon sinksurban designgreen environmentparksurban forestsparticipatory planning

Free keywordsbiochar; carbon sequestration; demonstration sites; soils; trees; urban parks

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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