Urban Academy morning coffee event: Why Wood? Building from wood in growing cities

10 marraskuun 2019

Monday 16.12.2019, time: 9–10.30

Location: Living+ HUB/Aalto University, Rakentajanaukio 4, 2nd floor, Espoo


What is the role and potential of wood based building in achieving the targets of carbon neutral cities?

Why are we not building everything from wood?



8.45 Coffee and breakfast

The role of wood construction in mitigating climate change in cities

Mark Hughes, professor/Aalto University

End-user driven wood construction – future opportunities in Finnish cities

Anne Toppinen/professor, director of Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science/University of Helsinki

Building from wood in Helsinki – goals and challenges

Anu Turunen, special advisor/City of Helsinki

Wooden multi-storey buildings –developer’s perspective

Jari Mäkimattila, Managing Director/A-Kruunu Oy