A1 Journal article (refereed)
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 editors: Tammeorg, Priit; Soronen, Päivi; Riikonen, Anu; Salo, Esko; Tikka, Suvi; Koivunen, Minja; Salonen, Anna-Reetta; Kopakkala, Topi; Jalas, Mikko

Journal or series: Frontiers in Environmental Science

eISSN: 2296-665X

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 19/08/2021

Volume: 9

Article number: 672468

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.672468

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open 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.

Keywords: carbon sequestration; carbon sinks; urban design; green environment; parks; urban forests; participatory planning

Free keywords: biochar; carbon sequestration; demonstration sites; soils; trees; urban parks

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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