Finlands Akademi
Namn Paloniemi, Riikka
Organisation SYKE
Projektets titel Better Processes and Outcomes - Improving Knowledge Exchange in regional level governance of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BRO)
Beslutnr 304515
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 300 000
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
Perspectives of environmental justice have been largely missing from the debates and practices of regional land use planning in Finland. Better integration of scientific and lay knowledge into planning processes provides significant opportunities in the era of remarkable reforms in multi-level governance. The BRO project integrated the perspective of environmental justice into regional land-use planning in Finland. Applying an action research approach, we supported the development of the regional plan for Kymenlaakso region, in SE Finland, with regional planner, with a particular focus on developing practices for youth engagement. The close cooperation with the regional actors and an ongoing planning process ensured the practical and societal relevance of the project.