Urban and Environmental Services is an expert organisation which is responsible for the application of the city's land and housing policies, land acquisition and ownership, city, transport and environmental planning and implementation.
The City of Oulu provides the foundation for a high quality, safe and welcoming community structure, living and environment as well as for service construction. Oulu's growth has been rapid in recent decades. New residential areas have been built and old ones redeveloped. The city is well known for its pedestrian area, Rotuaari, and its extensive cycleway network as well as active winter cycling. Currently local and regional public transport is going through a major shift from private to public.
Urban and Environmental Services is not a research institute but a public authority. The facilities, infrastructure and equipment in this case are the transport infrastructure and intelligent systems related to it. It is possible to select many test areas to pilot new ways of providing better service for the elderly.
Official website: www.ouka.fi