Living environment and land use planning

A good living environment is essential for good quality of life. A functional and sound living environment allows different groups of people to lead their daily lives and fulfil their basic needs: living, the use of services, working, recreation, hobbies, but also rest and privacy. A good living environment is also ecologically sustainable. In this context, living environment refers to the residential, business and leisure time environments of people.

Zoning and land use planning create the preconditions for a good living environment and its development. The most important aim of land use planning is to reconcile different perspectives and goals.

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Kotka National Urban Park receives honourable mention in European landscape project competition

2019-10-23
The Kotka National Urban Park was given an honourable mention in the Council of Europe's Landscape Award competition. The urban park is a magnificent combination of parks, waterways and the finest architectural monuments in Kotka. The Landscape Award is part of the European Landscape Convention promoting landscape management, protection and design.
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Published 2013-10-25 at 8:40, updated 2019-06-18 at 14:52