Urban Planning Well-being Score for Good Quality Living Environment 

Well-being Score - FinEst Mid-Size Pilot - FinEst Centre for Smart Cities

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Project Leader

Ivo Fridolin

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Project Leader

Külle Tärnov

The pilot project aims to bridge the gap between urban planners and urban residents developing a well-being score. This is an innovative method and tool integrating quantitative physiological and subjective psychological indicators for assessing environments that are not only safe and convenient, but also interesting or pleasant or vice versa to define environments that are unsafe, stressful, overstimulating, or unattractive.

The result is a visualization of well-being score (WBS) and related parameters as map layers including guidelines for interpretation and use in city planning workflow. The WBS can also be used as an input for solving climate challenges in the city planning. Increased well-being in the city, e.g. better human-environment relations, in turn, creates an overall spill-over effect contributing to secure and mentally, physically, socially, economically healthier city. Narva is the project pilot partner city where the WBS will serve as an additional input for making decisions about the improvements in their living districts to find new options for keeping and attracting citizens and investments.

The pilot project team will involve also other cities as the goal is to develop and validate a new service for the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities relevant for many cities in Europe.

The pilot project is lead by Ivo Fridolin and Külle Tärnov.

The pilot program is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Estonian Ministry of Research and Education.