Designing Satavuo School was a textbook example of our commitment to partnership. By working with Laukaa municipality, together we created a design to inspire tomorrow’s learners. By making each project exceptional, we make the day-to-day incredible.

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  • Urban Insight

    Expert Knowledge, Innovative Thinking Putting the best information in front of the best people

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Urban Insight - Urban Health & Wellbeing

Urban Insight is based on a series of insight reports written by Sweco experts. It is a long-term initiative with a different theme each year. The theme for 2021 is Urban Health & Wellbeing!

How can we improve air quality, increase social cohesion, and stimulate shared and efficient mobility? Currently in our European cities about 70 percent of people breathe dangerous air, according to the European Environmental Agency and 1 million deaths occur annually due to physical inactivity, states the World Health Organisation.  

At the centre of the latest report from Sweco, Urban Insight, is “shared speed” – a new design strategy that aims to increase urban health and well-being and make the city’s various modes of transport, from driving to walking, more equal. This report provides insights from diverse fields – mobility planning, urban planning, and sociology – on how to combine social sciences and engineering to achieve a shift towards sustainable and healthy mobility.  

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