The Three Fabrics Strategy In Finland

Authored by: Leo Kosonen

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well-Being

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023307
eBook ISBN: 9781315728261
Adobe ISBN: 9781317542407

10.4324/9781315728261.ch37

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Abstract

In Finland, a unique tool has been developed which combines healthy urban planning and design. The ‘Kuopio Model’ was developed in the Finnish City of Kuopio. This strategic approach to city planning promotes the recognition, respect and regeneration of three different systems of the urban fabric: walking, transit and car city fabrics (Kosonen 2007).

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