One of the main research and development areas of the Faculty of Architecture is concerned with the analysis and planning of the spatial structure of human settlements and built environments. The research and development work is primarily aimed at its application thus providing recommendations for the reorganisation of spatial environments. If research is largely focussed on the analysis of the existing spatial situations, then development is primarily aimed at the improvement of spatial design methods and processes.
The aim of the broad-based research study was to establish the qualities of a good and liveable city in the 21st century and how it could be manifested in the urban development in Tallinn. The study focused on the following topics: planning practices, pre-fabricated panel districts in Tallinn and Lasnamäe, the green and blue networks in Tallinn, Tallinn as a polycentric city or the centres of Tallinn, the uncomputed city and the future scenarios for Tallinn. The three-year research project will be completed with an exhibition and a publication in 2021.
Head of research area: Toomas Tammis
Members of the research and development group: Andres Alver, Johan Tali, Kalle Komissarov, Renee Puusepp, Raul Kalvo, Douglas Gordon, Katrin Koov, Eve Komp, Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil
Project duration: 2016-2020
Funding: Kapitel Eesti AS