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"Technology alone is not a solution" message sticker in Kuopio.

"Technology alone is not a solution" message sticker in Kuopio.

The New York Times "32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow", number 3: Analytical undies, by Kuopio, Finland -based company #Myontec. Their underwear embedded with sensors will tell how hard you're working your quadriceps, hamstring and gluteus. The data is then sent to computer for analysis.  The hope is that you'll be inspired to lead a less sedentary life. Coming in a next few years.

The New York Times "32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow", number 3: Analytical undies, by Kuopio, Finland -based company #Myontec. Their underwear embedded with sensors will tell how hard you're working your quadriceps, hamstring and gluteus. The data is then sent to computer for analysis. The hope is that you'll be inspired to lead a less sedentary life. Coming in a next few years.

All licensed Clinical Nutritionists in Finland come from Kuopio. University of Eastern Finland has the highest enrollment (degree towards M.D.) in the country for its Faculty of Medicine. Likewise the University Hospital of Kuopio is the largest teaching hospital in Finland.

All licensed Clinical Nutritionists in Finland come from Kuopio. University of Eastern Finland has the highest enrollment (degree towards M.D.) in the country for its Faculty of Medicine. Likewise the University Hospital of Kuopio is the largest teaching hospital in Finland.

Kuopio is one of the best performing Finnish cities in energy saving measures. In the newest plan (2008) the city aims to achieve 9% energy savings by the end of 2016. http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/energiatehokkuussopimus

Kuopio is one of the best performing Finnish cities in energy saving measures. In the newest plan (2008) the city aims to achieve 9% energy savings by the end of 2016. http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/energiatehokkuussopimus

In 2002 Kuopio made a bold move in the field of Finnish municipalities by starting to formulate its own climate strategy. The program's main aim is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 40% from 1990 levels by 2020. http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/ilmastopoliittinen-ohjelma

In 2002 Kuopio made a bold move in the field of Finnish municipalities by starting to formulate its own climate strategy. The program's main aim is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 40% from 1990 levels by 2020. http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/ilmastopoliittinen-ohjelma

The city Emissions report updates weekly: http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/kasvihuonekaasuraportti

The city Emissions report updates weekly: http://www.kuopio.fi/web/ymparisto/kasvihuonekaasuraportti

There's room for grassroots movements, like Siisti Kuopio, which aims to increase awareness of the environment and the factors that increase comfort, like preventing littering. Phrase "Siisti Kuopio" can be translated to both Cool Kuopio and Clean Kuopio.

There's room for grassroots movements, like Siisti Kuopio, which aims to increase awareness of the environment and the factors that increase comfort, like preventing littering. Phrase "Siisti Kuopio" can be translated to both Cool Kuopio and Clean Kuopio.

Kuopio has the least cars per population after the capital Helsinki. Kuopio also has the highest population density in its urban areas after Helsinki. The so-called Kuopio model of zoning and supplemental building, or "finger model", makes suburbs instantly viable to connect with bus routes between the finger and the city center. More info: http://europan.fi/archive/europan-8/kuopio/

Kuopio has the least cars per population after the capital Helsinki. Kuopio also has the highest population density in its urban areas after Helsinki. The so-called Kuopio model of zoning and supplemental building, or "finger model", makes suburbs instantly viable to connect with bus routes between the finger and the city center. More info: http://europan.fi/archive/europan-8/kuopio/

Kuopio saves half a million euros per year due to bicycle commuting, according to a recent study. In 2013, Kuopio participated in a survey on bicycle commuting organised by the WHO with two other European cities. The case was featured on Eltis - Europe's main portal on urban mobility.

Kuopio saves half a million euros per year due to bicycle commuting, according to a recent study. In 2013, Kuopio participated in a survey on bicycle commuting organised by the WHO with two other European cities. The case was featured on Eltis - Europe's main portal on urban mobility.

National daily Helsingin Sanomat reports about a different kind of gym that's not only for the fit and 100% able. Come as you are, free from mirrors, workout-selfies and peer pressure. Exercise is for everyone at the #Alfido gym in #Kuopio. #Hesari

National daily Helsingin Sanomat reports about a different kind of gym that's not only for the fit and 100% able. Come as you are, free from mirrors, workout-selfies and peer pressure. Exercise is for everyone at the #Alfido gym in #Kuopio. #Hesari

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