Resilient city for turbulent times
A severe storm hits the city flooding certain neighborhoods for days and causing city-wide power cuts. As normal life resumes slowly in the city, VTT CityTune® is used to ensure that next time the city will be ready. Weak points, critical infrastructure, risks of cascading impacts and unexpected ripple effects of different events are analysed. "What if" scenarios are run on the city model to see how the city would cope under various threats and how quick the recovery would be. Armed with this information, the city enacts the necessary changes to ensure resilience in face of future risks.
Carbon neutral but profitable
An ambitious new strategy sets 2035 as the year when the city will be carbon-neutral. But how to ensure that along the way mobility is not hindered, energy security remains guaranteed and local economy will not suffer? VTT CityTune® is used to chart and compare different possible decision pathways. The model helps to recognize the optimal solutions for reaching the goal and brings up opportunities to develop the local economy along the way. Using VTT CityTune®, the city finds a path to reaching its goals while fostering the local business community.
Light rail line to success
A new light rail connecting different parts of the city is being considered. However, analysing the changes in travel time shows that the expected impact is not enough to justify the investment. The mayor knows from experience that the benefits must be underestimated in the analysis, but how to prove it? VTT CityTune® is used to show that on top of travel time other benefits are accrued: better quality of service that will attract new inhabitants, new housing can be planned along the planned line and businesses will benefit from the constant flow of people around busy stations.