QGIS Practical 6

by Sirpa Ojansuu, Rachel Jones, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Jaana von Denffer

Geurs & Van Wee (2004) identified 4 key accessibility components: land-use; transport; temporal; and individual. In this exercise, we will examine transport accessibility, that is, the ability of an individual to get from origin to destination by a given mode of transport. We will examine three modes of transport: car, public transport and walking. This will ensure a wide picture of the accessibility of Tikkurila railway station and Jumbo shopping centre can be created and explored.

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Social integration spaces

1957 . Kesävieraita Jästerbergien kotona Huopalahden asemarakennuksessa keittiön pöydän ääressä. Vasemmalla edessä Margit Jästerberg (1900-1985) ja oikealla edessä Valter Jästerberg (1892-1981). Takana Pirkko ja Per Palen.

What is a good environment in a city? City is a vast built environment serving needs of thousands of inhabitants and visitors. According to one of the lectures a city should be liveable, healthy and sustainable. One of the main aspects of livability is communication between members of the society. From the architectural point of view such communication can be maintained and the experienced can be enhanced in better shared and public spaces.

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QGIS Practical 3

USP-303 GIS Practical 3 – Rachel Jones, Sirpa Ojansuu & Nyurguyana Pavlova

Building efficiencies are becoming increasingly important in urban life. Hoyle & Downton (2002) argue that the “dream of the quarter acre block has become a nightmare; petrol costs too much, the water is running out, the kids live too far from their friends and the houses are behind fences”. They also state that future cities should aim to be walking cities, reducing overall ecological footprints. Working on this principle, this practical aimed to examine the current building efficiency scores of Helsinki, Finland.

Figure 1. E Number Variation in Helsinki by Region.

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Beyond Wiki : Haaga population data 1960 – 1985

In the published photo archives (on the https://www.helsinkikuvia.fi/ website) I have found a picture taken on the Christmas of 1957.

19571224 . Margit Jästerberg (1900-1985) ja Valter Jästerberg (1892-1981) istumassa pöydän ääressä kotonaan Huopalahden asemarakennuksessa jouluaattona 1957. Pöydällä joulukukka ja taustalla joulukuusi.

An elderly couple is sitting at the table in their apartment in Huopalahti. One can see thin christmas tree with candle light garland behind them and other decorations, two large windows, rug on the floor and wooden cupboard. There were also other photographs of the same extended family.

How is it to be the aging in Haaga? How did that group changed through the years? I have started quantitative research based on few Statistical Yearbooks of the City of Helsinki.

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QGIS Practical 2. Suomenlinna Walk Tour

Rachel Jones, Tuomas Harju & Nyurguyana Pavlova

We were assigned to create and draw a walking tour route anywhere in Helsinki area, so we chose the Suomenlinna Island as one of the most historical, tourist friendly, beautiful, exciting and unique places to accommodate brief excursion!

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