Sustainable Urban Environments barometer aims to reveal the types of urban environments people wish to see developed

In this article you can find all the links to the results of the barometer conducted in autumn 2019.

In the Sustainable Urban Environments barometer city dwellers (from Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Kuopio) express their views on themes such as home, urban environment, transport and retail.

The survey was conducted for the second time in 2019. The data was collected by an online panel administered by CINT Ab during September 16–27, 2019. The number of respondents was 1,022. The sample is representative of the 18–75-year-old population of the participating cities in terms of respondents’ age, gender and the size of each city.

We have published the results of the barometer in several releases. You can find the links to the releases below. You can also find the key figures of the barometer also from our website.

Helsinki is the most attractive city, but most people would not move anywhere

If practical considerations such as money and location were no obstacle, the city in Finland that Finnish city dwellers would most like to move to is Helsinki, with Kamppi and Punavuori at the top of the list of the most attractive districts.

Fight, flight or flow? Our Neolithic brains appreciate working spaces tailored to our needs

Many companies already know that they need to pay attention to physical ergonomics, but perfecting brain ergonomics is still very much in the works. Tailor-made workspaces help keep our capital assets in prime condition and exhaustion at bay. An organisation can make the most of new premises if it is also prepared to fine-tune its working practices and culture.

A glazed balcony is the #1 wish among city dwellers

Two out of three (65%) Finns living in cities would like to have an apartment with a glazed balcony, even if it made the apartment more expensive. Meanwhile, 24% of city dwellers would prefer a shared yard for the housing company and cheaper housing over having their own balcony.

Popularity of online shopping increases alongside climate concern

Consumers are concerned about climate change, and more and more people turn to the Internet for their shopping.

The three cornerstones of a sustainable city

The topics discussed at YIT’s Sustainable Urban Environments event held on November 12 included the diverse role of cities in mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable development.

A clear majority of city dwellers in Finland are concerned about climate change

More than one in three of the Finnish urban population are very much (17%) or much (20%) concerned about climate change. Almost as many (31%) say they are quite concerned about climate change.

Urban development at YIT