The BIG project aims to develop a tool for urban planning in which community services, ecosystem services, and citizens’ quality of life are taken into account. By collecting large amounts of data about the city and connecting these to citizens’ health and well-being you can increase the understanding of how healthy, sustainable, and livable cities should be built.
The BIG project use Gävle as a test bed to understand how healthy, sustainable, and livable cities should be built in the future.
The project aims to co-create knowledge for urban solutions that simultaneously promote individual, social, and ecological health. The project will map ecological and geographical properties in the landscape of Gävle and it will cross-analyze these with how people experience their urban landscape.
The BIG project is a collaboration between FPX and the University of Gävle (HiG). BIG (which stands for Bettering life through Integrative GIS) aims to create knowledge for urban solutions that simultaneously promote individual, social, and ecological health. The project runs over three years and it will contribute with innovative and practical tools for sustainable urban development.
The purpose of the project is a new digital methodology and innovative knowledge for regenerative nature-based solutions.