Tallinn University of Technology

A consortium directed by the Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies was selected in an open tender procedure to develop a European methodology and a tool for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantification in spatial planning. The project is commissioned by ESPON, European co-operation programme for territorial policies.

In addition to the Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies, the winning consortium includes Stockholm Environment Institute SEI, Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema and IWA- a Finnish IT-consultancy developing web services and mobile apps.

Urban planning, source: Unsplash
Urban planning, source: Unsplash

“In spatial planning the GHG emission quantification methods are not yet harmonized. Therefore the results usually cannot be compared”, said the head of Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies, professor Kimmo Lylykangas. “Our consortium will propose a methodology which can be applied European-wide. We will also create a browser-based GHG calculation tool for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in spatial planning.” The project will test the tool in three case studies in UK, Ireland and Finland.

More information: kimmo.lylykangas@taltech.ee; kristi.grisakov@taltech.e