Seminar: Future-proofing cities – STARDUST solutions and next steps

What kind of future awaits cities? What measures have been taken for a more sustainable future in Tampere in the field of mobility, energy and buildings? 

We’ve held a seminar in Tampere about our solutions to future-proof cities on 7 June. It was organized by City of Tampere in co-operation with Tampere University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, as part of the Tampere Smart City Expo & Conference 2023.

Here we share the agenda along with the presentations given.

11.30–11.35    Welcome, Maarit Vehviläinen and Anna Vilhula, Project manager, City of Tampere

11.35–11.45    Opening remarks, Kari Kankaala, Environment and Development Director, City of Tampere

11.45–12.45    Tampere’s STARDUST achievements and city’s future plans

Actions and the future of sustainable mobility in Tampere, Juha-Pekka Häyrynen, Planning Manager, City of Tampere


Tampere’s energy solutions and development work, Pinja Salhoja, Business Intelligence Expert, Tampere Utility Company

Salhoja Pinja-7-6-2023

EPBD and Green deal challenges growing cities, Terttu Vainio, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Vainio Terttu_Stardust 7-6-2023

12.45–13.45    Networking lunch break

13.45–14.45    Panel discussion: From neighbourhood demonstrations to replicated solutions for carbon neutral and resilient cities and regions  

Beyond operational: towards circularity and a life-cycle approach in today’s energy discourse, Doctoral Researcher Mario Kolkwitz, Tampere University

KolkwitzMario_Future-proofing cities

Modarator: Isabel Pinto-Seppä, Lead, EU Strategic Policies and Networks, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Participants: Alex Tomasi, Trento Municipality; Jani Tartia, City of Espoo; Kaisa Mustajärvi, City of Tampere and Leire Iriarte, Pamplona Municipality

14.45–15.00    STARDUST lessons learned, Florencio Manteca, Project coordinator of STARDUST, Cener

Manteca Florencio_STARDUST Lessons learned

15.00                 End of the seminar







Seminar Agenda

Häyrynen JP 2023-06-07_Stardust-mobility

KolkwitzMario_Future-proofing cities

Salhoja Pinja-7-6-2023

Vainio Terttu_Stardust 7-6-2023

Manteca Florencio_STARDUST Lessons learned