How the city of Lahti should be developed to reach the environmental goals?
Citizens of Lahti answer:
"Single issues (such as climate change scenarios) should not become more important than the present reality. Focus on the whole community."
"We need deeper discussion among the decision makers, civil cervants, residents and people working with business sector: what does the Green City really mean? There is a need for clearer show-cases, "windows of the Green City"
"First of all, the working practices of Lahti city itself should go through critical assessment. For example, the investment decisions should aim to fulfill the ecological and ethical targets of city strategy. Secondly, the ecological viewpoint should be integrated into public discussion more intimately, 3. More information to the citizens."
"All construction (of buildings) should be eco-efficient and include life-cycle wise thinking."
"Restructuration of public transportation. There could be a city bus (joker line) like Oulu and Helsinki have."
"To conserve the Salpausselkä Ridges and central parks of Lahti."
"Perhaps we should start by providing enough garbage bins to the city centre."
"If Lahti really wants to have an eco-city label, we should be ambitious and benchmark good examples and best practices abroad. In a long term, the focus should be in combinig the education, culture and environment - there we may find new ideas, even new business possibilities."