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Ongoing Development

Take a look at topical development themes

Sustainable mobility and logistics

The first mobility experiments began in the summer of 2018. Hiedanranta provides an opportunity to develop and test future solutions.

The aim is that people will chiefly travel to Hiedanranta by public transport. The residents and the businesses in the district will be encouraged for sustainable mobility. The charging points for electric cars will be an important part of a smart electricity network in the district. The shared use of cars, bicycles and other vehicles will be part of the residents’ daily life. The shore of Lake Näsijärvi will also provide an opportunity for boating and creating a passenger boat connection. Delivery services will also shift to using sustainable means of transport and the air space.

The development projects aim at creating sustainable mobility and logistics solutions for Hiedanranta. The goal is to connect the district more closely to the surrounding services.

Utilisation of waste fibre

The experiments dealing with the treatment of the waste fibre began in the summer of 2017. Currently, the ways to utilise the waste fibre are being studied and an ecosystem is being created for its value chain.

The waste fibre contains wood and wood fibre. It has become layered in front of Hiedanranta, at the bottom of Lake Näsijärvi, due to former forest industry activities. There are about 1.5 million m3 of waste fibre in the lake. Dozens of cubic metres of waste fibre have been dredged for research purposes but the actual renovation of the area has not yet started.

The experiments and the development projects aim at finding solutions for utilising the waste fibre that is located at the bottom of Lake Näsijärvi, economically and sustainably.

Smart and sustainable energy system

Hiedanranta already functions as a development and business platform for numerous projects, experiments and business activities dealing with energy.

The objective is to create a digital energy market of its own for Hiedanranta and make the district a new kind of smart and sustainable energy business environment. The energy production for the district will be based on renewable energy sources. When choosing production methods, the effects at the energy system level will be taken into account. The pleasant conditions in the buildings will be produced by using open two-way electricity, heating and cooling networks.

The goal of the development projects and the experiments is to find solutions and models for the planning and implementation of the district’s energy system and to create new smart and sustainable energy business activities.

Circular economy

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Hiedanranta functions as a development and operating environment for circular economy experiments and businesses. The current projects focus on industrial material flows, business models and the urban nutrient cycle.

The objective is to adopt a material flow model of a circular economy in Hiedanranta. Contaminated soil, masses of waste from the wood processing industry and demolition waste will be utilised in the construction of the district to the extent that it is safe for the future use of the district. The new construction in the district will facilitate a circular economy, starting from the planning phase, to make sure that less resources will be used, the materials and products will circulate and they will retain their value.

The aim of the circular economy projects is to develop and test the solutions for the infrastructure, buildings, production and services for the future Hiedanranta. The objective is to support the cooperation between various circular economy operators, creating new knowhow and business activities, as well as sustainable solutions and services.

Blue-green infrastructure

In Hiedanranta, a multipurpose blue-green infrastructure is being developed. It will provide recreational opportunities for citizens, and it will detain and clean stormwaters, sequester carbon and provide a habitat for plants and animals.

For the Hiedanranta blocks, the goal is to create a blue-green infrastructure that provides recreational opportunities, increases biodiversity and prevents risks caused by the climate change. The solutions will utilise natural processes and regard water as a resource and not as a risk. Examples of a blue-green infrastructure are green roofs, permeable surfaces, the directing of rainwaters into growing media of trees along the streets, urban agriculture, as well as stormwater basins and channels. Blue-green infrastructure, which will complement and partly replace conventional grey infrastructure, requires cooperation between various sectors.

The development projects and the experiments aim at creating and testing multipurpose green areas and water elements that would be suitable for a dense, growing city and for the changing northern conditions.

District providing versatile experiences

Since 2016, vibrant urban space and culture have been created in the evolving Hiedanranta. Find your way to visit, enjoy yourself, act and participate.

The aim is to make Hiedanranta a safe and secure district of happy residents. The residents and the communities will have an active role in the multichannel development of Hiedanranta. The district is a cluster of creative fields and events. Hiedanranta has a strong brand as it will be the world’s first circular economy district created by businesses and citizens.

The goal of the experiments supporting civic activity is to create preconditions for a people-oriented, vibrant and inspiring district and for a new kind of participation in urban development activities.

Smart city district

The intention is to make Hiedanranta a model district for a smart city. The current experimental and development measures deal with future solutions for a smart and sustainable city district, as well as with the planning and construction of the city district.

The technological solutions must enable the wellbeing of the residents, entrepreneurs and the people using the services, as well as a smooth and safe daily life. The solutions must be user-oriented, comprehensible and socially equal. They must promote the sustainability, the circular and sharing economy, as well as the co-creation in the district.

The smart Hiedanranta will be developed for citizens. The development work is carried out together with Smart Tampere, for example.

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Väliaikaisen Hiedanrannan käsikirja - kuvaaja Sini Jussila