Green area plans are made for the building of parks and recreational areas.
Plantings for street areas are planned as part of the street building plan.
Targets for planning are, for example:
The prerequisites for building are created with city plans and their changes. The area covered by a city plan may comprise a whole residential area, for example, or just one site. The City Council sets objectives for planning in the housing and land use programme and in the master plan. The planning unit of Urban Planning prepares the plans based on these objectives.
The city plan (local detailed plan) dictates the following, among other things:
Planning regulates the use and building of areas. Plans guide, for example, the placing of dwellings, jobs and parks, as well as traffic in the city. There are three different levels of planning: the regional plan, master plan and city plan (local detailed plan). The more general plan serves as the model when preparing the more detailed plans.
Planning is regulated by national objectives set for land use and approved by the Government, as well as the Land Use and Building Act and Land Use and Building Decree.
Traffic planning means the planning of traffic arrangement principles and the manoeuvring of traffic flows. Questions such as how much space should be reserved for car traffic, should bicycles and pedestrians have routes separate from car traffic, and where to put pedestrian crossings and bus stops, can be solved with planning. The plan concerning traffic arrangements (traffic plan) serves as a base for the street plan and the street building plan.
The implementations of traffic plans can be seen in practice for example as:
Planning of nomenclature
Planning the nomenclature is part of city planning. In the city plan new names are given for:
- other public areas
The Nomenclature Committee is responsible for the planning of nomenclature. The Nomenclature Committee is an administrative organ in a position of trust appointed by the City Board. In addition to the city plan nomenclature, it also plans the names of roads in sparsely populated areas.