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Prof. Jari Niemelš

Viikki Environment House
Viikinkaari 2a, P.O. Box 65
00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: +358 - (0) 9 - 191 57849
Fax: +358 - (0) 9 - 191 57763


Greenhance - Steering committee

Photo: Tiina Airamo

Greenhance: Enhancing urban biodiversity: habitat planning and strategic management of urban green areas

Steering committee

A steering group to support the Greenhance project and to enhance collaboration and dissemination of results has been established.

The members are:

Jukka-Pekka Flander / Ministry of the Environment

Kaarina Heikkonen / Environment Centre, City of Helsinki

Jaakko Vähämäki / Environment Centre, City of Vantaa

First Steering Committee Meeting, 21st April 2010

The first steering committee meeting was held in Viikki on the 21st of April 2010 to
update the committee on our progress. The following presentations were given:

1. Jari Niemelä - General introduction of Greenenhance, >> PDF

2. Vesa Yli-Pelkonen - Ecosystem services provided by urban greenspace, >> PDF

3. Stephen Venn - Enhancement of biodiversity: meadows, >> PDF

4. Jarmo Saarikivi - Enhancement of biodiversity: golf courses, >> PDF

5. Susanna Lehvävirta - Enhancement of biodiversity: dead and decaying wood, >> PDF