Kera projects and reports
Studies and reports on Kera have been collected on this page. In addition, you can find information on pilot projects, experiments and Espoo’s sustainable development work carried out in Kera.
We develop and test sustainable solutions in Kera through a wide range of projects. Read more about all the sustainable development projects in Espoo on the sustainable development website through this link.
The roadmap, completed in late 2021, is based on the Kera area's emissions calculation, in which emissions from traffic, energy as well as infrastructure and building construction were compared. The carbon neutrality road map for the new district shows what kind of climate solutions will be needed as the old industrial area becomes a city center with 14,000 residents. The actions in the climate roadmap correspond to the goals set in both the Espoo story and the development commitment.
The Cityfier study, based on Kera's urban economy survey, researched the effects of the region's two potential development paths and the investments made in them on the region's value creation.
A report on emissions in the Kera area for the next 50 years in terms of building and infrastructure construction, energy use and transport.
Checkmarks for the concrete implementation of Kera’s regional energy services and solutions.
Kera’s art programme was drafted in connection with Kera’s city plan work. New districts that are built quickly lack identity, and the area may feel bleak despite good planning. In a new district, it is particularly important to invest in the atmosphere of urban spaces and the stories that make up their significance. Art is an important tool in highlighting and building this kind of significance.
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Current projects and pilots
The CICAT2025 project promotes the transition from a linear economy to a more sustainable circular economy, in which the use of natural resources is reduced, material and nutrient cycles are closed and the value of products and resources in the economy is preserved. In Kera, the project examines ways of working together, for example.
The Implementation Pathway for Environments that Accelerate Sustainable Growth project develops cooperation between businesses, educational institutes and research organisations, and creates concrete development environments to promote the green transition and digitalisation. The project will implement quickly-adoptable solutions and work on building the foundation for future jobs and competitive advantages. The project is implemented in cooperation with VTT, Aalto University, Omnia and partner companies.
The ‘Smart and Clean - Collaborative Kera’ project is an urban development project coordinated by the City of Espoo. Through new partnerships, cooperation and operations models, the project supports the creation of the Kera city district that is based on carbon-neutral circular economy.
The RAKKE project will strengthen cooperation between the public and private sectors and promote innovation and business activities related to the development of low-carbon transport, energy, circular economy as well as clean and smart urban solutions. The aim of the project is to build effective ecosystems together with 100 companies and developers and create a foundation for increasingly efficient project and development activities.
One of the objectives of the project coordinated by VTT and funded by the European Union is to promote the energy-positivity of the Kera region by means of renewable energy production and energy-efficient solutions.
Previous projects and pilots
In the project, Kera was developed as a district based on a circular and sharing economy, where new products and services are tried out in a genuine urban environment and cooperation is used to support the realisation of the circular economy.
The project tests and develops new services based on smart poles, promoting the construction, transport and maintenance of a more sustainable city. The pilot network of 19 smart poles and two smart bus stops is located north of Kera station. The smart poles allow, for example, the collection of local weather data or the operation of robot buses.
In the Smart and Clean Kera project, Kera is developed into an urban district where clean and smart solutions have been honed to perfection. The change is carried out together with partner companies, residents and other stakeholders by means of novel network-based cooperation. The aim is to create important solutions related to, for example, new energy solutions, means of transport and urban food production.