Living environment and land use planning

A good living environment is essential for good quality of life. A functional and sound living environment allows different groups of people to lead their daily lives and fulfil their basic needs: living, the use of services, working, recreation, hobbies, but also rest and privacy. A good living environment is also ecologically sustainable. In this context, living environment refers to the residential, business and leisure time environments of people.

Zoning and land use planning create the preconditions for a good living environment and its development. The most important aim of land use planning is to reconcile different perspectives and goals.

Press releases and news


Dissertation: In between two worlds? Science-policy interaction in Finnish environmental governance

Solving complex problems requires interaction between researchers and actors in environmental policy. Sanna-Riikka Saarela, head of unit at the Finnish Environment Institute, writes in her dissertation that the interaction between science and policy should be tailored to suit each individual policy problem and each individual related phase. Saarela will defend her dissertation at the University of Helsinki on Wednesday, 24 June.
Go to news of the Ministry of the Environment
Go to press releases and news of the Finnish Environment Institute
Published 2013-10-25 at 8:40, updated 2021-06-01 at 15:54