Harava - Future living environments in Espoo
Harava - Future living environments in Espoo
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1/13 Purpose of the survey

    According to the Espoo Story strategy, Espoo will be developed into a network city of five town centres and local centres that will be home to 300,000 residents by 2025. The West Metro and City Rail Link will form significant development avenues, which will be the focus of the majority of new housing production.

    The purpose of this survey is to ask Espoo residents how they would like to see their city grow? What will the urban environment in Espoo be like in the future?

    The aim is to provide residents with the opportunity to take part in the discussion on the coming urban environment through a web application. This also enables the incorporation of resident information into the planning process.

    The end of the survey features the same questions on dream homes as were presented in the study conducted by the City of Espoo in the year 2000, “Espoolaisten asumistoiveet 2000” (Housing wishes of Espoo residents 2000).

    The results of the survey will be published in 2015 on the city planning website at www.espoo.fi/kaavoitus, and used in the preparation of local detailed plans and master plans.


    The survey will be open from 1 December 2014 to 28 February 2015. Filling in the survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes.

    More information:

    Espoo City Planning Department

    Researcher

    Laura Malm-Grönroos


    laura.malm-gronroos (at) espoo.fi
    2/13 Instructions for responding to the survey

      General instructions

      You can navigate from one page to another using the Next and Previous buttons or the page number buttons. Please respond to at least the questions that are marked as required. The required questions feature the * symbol. The site will automatically save your answers. You can send all responses by clicking Send button on any page.

      Responding on the map

      Zoom the map in on your desired location using either the bar on the right side of the map window or the mouse scroll wheel. By enlarging the view enough, you can also display street names. You can move the map by holding the left mouse button down and moving the mouse.

      Select the drawing tool on the right side of the response option. A small circle will be displayed on the tip of the cursor when the tool is selected.

      Draw an area by clicking a starting point, continue drawing by clicking the next point and finish by double-clicking the end point.

      Once this is done, an additional question regarding the selected area will be displayed. Answer it and save your response. After this, you can mark another area for the same question, select the drawing tool for another response option or proceed to the next phase of the survey.
      3/13 Background information of the respondent
        Gender
        Year of birth

        Address

        Street name
        Marks left: 50
        Street number
        Marks left: 5
        Postal code
        Marks left: 5
        Current family type




        Current form of housing

        How many cars does the household have?
        Marks left: 2
        4/13 Living environment

          What do the following mean in your living environment?

          Closeness to nature
          Marks left: 500
          Image of residential area
          Marks left: 500

          What does closeness to nature mean in the Espoo of the future 

          In the urban area around the railway/metro station?
          Marks left: 500
          In an area dominated by blocks of flats?
          Marks left: 500
          In an area dominated by houses?
          Marks left: 500
          5/13 Urban structure

            Where in Espoo would the following urban structures be suitable?









            7/13 Parking

              Centralised parking (no assigned spaces)

              When a sufficient amount of parking is centralised in a single location and the spaces are left unassigned, the locations can be used more efficiently and the total amount of parking can be lower. This saves both money and space. Efficiency can also be increased by assigning a single operator with the responsibility for managing parking in a specific area. This would mean that the parking spaces in the area are available to all residents, customers, employees or guests for a monthly or one-time fee.
              Tolerable walking distances (metres)?
              Marks left: 10
              Price per month (euros/month)?
              Marks left: 10

              Owned share space

              The counterpoint for centralised parking is site-specific parking, which ensures shorter walking distances but entails the downside of high costs and/or insufficient space (not enough parking spaces for everyone). Parking spaces in site-specific parking arrangements can currently be acquired as separate shares meaning that the spaces can only be used by their owners. The price of parking space shares in Espoo has varied between €4,000 and €25,000, depending on the location of the residential area (central area/developing area) or parking solutions (ground level/underground). The construction costs of the expensive parking solutions have been exponential compared to the price of the parking shares, and the difference has been covered in the prices of housing units.                
              Share price (max euros)?
              Marks left: 10
              Should the price cover the construction costs? 
              Should not cover the constructions costs
              Should cover the construction costs in full
              Which option would your household be primarily interested in?



              Parking in future

              What kind of new parking solutions should be available in Espoo in future?           
              Marks left: 500
              Have you considered giving up your car?


              8/13 Future living in blocks of flats

                How high should future blocks of flats be?

                Fully agree
                Somewhat agree
                Somewhat disagree
                Fully disagree
                Cannot say
                Number of floors under six (the obligation to construct a lift applies to blocks of flats with at least three floors)
                Number of floors 6–12
                Number of floors over 12  

                What do you find important in terms of future housing in a block of flats?

                Very important
                Important
                Little importance
                No importance
                Cannot say
                Balcony
                Rooftop terrace
                A garden for each dwelling
                Greenery room
                Cultivation patches – on-site
                Cultivation patches – elsewhere nearby
                Green roofs and rooftop farms
                The dwelling is not entirely complete: the resident will acquire kitchen and/or bathroom fixtures and finish the wall surfaces.
                E-lobby (for products ordered from online shops)
                Services nearby
                Good public transport links
                Good environment for hiking and cycling
                Workspace with a separate entrance in connection to the dwelling
                Separate workspace in the same building
                Commercial space on the ground floor
                Shared social and hobby facilities
                Shared yard areas
                Building-specific parking garages and shelters
                Centralised parking
                On-site charging stations for electric cars
                Bicycle storage
                Energy efficient technical solution models for the building
                Other, please specify
                Marks left: 250
                Please describe in your own words what would constitute good living in a block of flats in future.
                Marks left: 500
                9/13 Future living in houses

                  What size sites should houses be built on in future?

                  Fully agree
                  Somewhat agree
                  Somewhat disagree
                  Fully disagree
                  Cannot say
                  Site size for urban houses under 250 m2 (services and good public transport links nearby)
                  Site size for urban houses from 250 to 500 m2 (increasing the density of current areas dominated by houses)
                  Site size over 500 m2 (services and public transport connections further)

                  What do you find important in terms of future living in a house?

                  Very important
                  Important
                  Little importance
                  No importance
                  Cannot say
                  Own garden
                  Greenery room
                  Cultivation patches – on-site
                  Cultivation patches – elsewhere nearby
                  Green roofs and rooftop farms
                  The dwelling is not entirely complete: the resident will acquire kitchen and/or bathroom fixtures and finish the wall surfaces.
                  Services nearby
                  Good public transport links
                  Good environment for hiking and cycling
                  Workspace with a separate entrance in connection to the dwelling
                  Separate workspace nearby
                  Shared social and hobby facilities
                  Shared yard areas
                  Building-specific parking garages and shelters
                  Centralised parking
                  Charging station for electric cars available nearby
                  Shared renewable energy solution
                  Energy efficient technical solution models
                  Other, please specify
                  Marks left: 250
                  Please describe in your own words what would constitute good living in a house in future.
                  Marks left: 500
                  10/13 Location of the dream home

                    In 2000, the City of Espoo conducted the survey “Espoolaisten asumistoiveet 2000” (Housing wishes of Espoo residents 2000). The following questions regarding your dream home are the same as in the questionnaire from the 2000 survey.

                    What kind of building would your dream home be in?





                    Where would you prefer your dream home be located?








                    If your dream home was located in Espoo, where would it be?





                    If your dream home was outside Espoo, where would it be?     





                    11/13 Dream home

                      In 2000, the City of Espoo conducted the survey “Espoolaisten asumistoiveet 2000” (Housing wishes of Espoo residents 2000). The following questions regarding your dream home are the same as in the questionnaire from the 2000 survey. 

                      What size would your dream home be?



                      What would the type of the housing unit be, and what would be the maximum price you could afford to pay for it? Select the preferable option and how much you would be willing to pay. 




                      How important do you find the following in your dream home or housing company?

                      Very important
                      Important
                      Little importance
                      No importance
                      Cannot say
                      Size of the dwelling
                      Functionality of room layout
                      Good noise insulation
                      Utility room
                      Sizeable kitchen
                      Sauna in the dwelling
                      Patio
                      Data communication cabling
                      Ample storage space in the dwelling
                      Healthy dwelling
                      Beautiful view
                      Lift
                      Shared storage space
                      Social and hobby facilities
                      Laundry room
                      Laundry drying room
                      Own garage
                      Sufficient number of parking spaces
                      Well-maintained environment
                      Good opportunities for play and recreation in the yard
                      Private caretaker for the housing company
                      Good neighbourhood
                      12/13 Dream living environment

                        In 2000, the City of Espoo conducted the survey “Espoolaisten asumistoiveet 2000” (Housing wishes of Espoo residents 2000). The following questions regarding your dream home are the same as in the questionnaire from the 2000 survey. 

                        When considering your living environment, how important do you feel it would be to have the following services within walking distance of your home?  

                        Very important
                        Important
                        Little importance
                        No importance
                        Cannot say
                        Comprehensive school
                        Day care
                        Service centre for the elderly
                        Health centre services
                        Child health clinic services
                        Youth facilities
                        Grocery shop
                        Other shops
                        Kiosk
                        Post office
                        Pharmacy
                        Market place
                        Bank services/cash machine
                        Library
                        Restaurant
                        Café
                        Sports services
                        Play areas for children
                        Other, please specify
                        Marks left: 250

                        How important are the following things in your dream living environment?

                        Very important
                        Important
                        Little importance
                        No importance
                        Cannot say
                        Look and atmosphere of the area
                        Natural environment
                        Peacefulness of the area
                        Safety of the area
                        Healthiness of the environment
                        Proximity to the city centre
                        Traffic safety
                        Good public transport links
                        Good links for car travel
                        Good routes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic
                        Spaciousness of the area
                        Well-maintained environment near your home
                        Reputation of the area
                        Areas suitable for outdoor recreation
                        Well-maintained streets and roads
                        Other, please specify
                        Marks left: 250
                        13/13 Feedback
                          Is there anything else you would like to tell us about the living environment of the future in Espoo?
                          Marks left: 1000
                          How do you seek information on city planning? 
                          Marks left: 500
                          How would you like to receive information on city planning?
                          Marks left: 500