Landscape Alive - project in Finland and in UK

Year of implementation: 
Added value of technology: 
Increase performance of public open spaces
Technology applied: 
Position informatics
Typology of open spaces: 
Green spaces
Short description: 

Landscape Alive is a collaborative project of Häme University of Applied Sciences Built environment in Finland and Birkenhead Park, Parks and Countryside Service in Wirral Metropolitan Council, UK. Digital park guidance has been developed and implemented at both sites. The technical pods situated in the certain places in parks embody videos, interviews and images and they can be connected by mobile devices. International development work with cultural diversity and vistors´ feedback has encouraged to further development.
Landscape Alive- and Smart Parks- projects ( aim to explore what kind of digital interaction improves visits and lived experiences. When approaching to sustainable management of open spaces, it is essential to incorporate visitors´ experiences in management. Digital technology can be a tool to adapt innovations and creativity into management practises.

Why is it relevant as Cyberpark: 

The project aims to developed use of digital techniques in parks and open spaces promoting visitors´ experiences.

People involved in the project: 

Häme University of Applied Sciences, Built Environment, Landscape Design and Construction, Finland
Lappeenranta Technical University, LUT Lahti Finland
Birkenhead Park UK