Kari Silfverberg

Board Member, INSIC

Full Description:

1. Full Name & Contact details

Kari Silfverberg


+358 50 533 5918


2. Area of expertise

M.Sc. (Architecture & Physical Planning), Helsinki University of Technology, 1979

Also studies in social & environmental sciences and geography at Helsinki University


3. Professional Career

Work in Finland since 1970's with City of Helsinki (City Planning Department and Environment Centre), Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), Ministry for Foreign Affairs / FINNIDA (development cooperation) and consulting companies (Devecon, Finnconsult and WSP Group).


4. Specialization

More than 40 years professional work in the fields of urban planning, environmental planning, building design, sustainability studies and appropriate technology studies in Finland and abroad.


5. Experience

Work abroad (during various years since 1980's)

Development cooperation work in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mocambique, Namibia and Nepal. Four years university teaching at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Environmental projects in Latvia, Lithuania and Russia (St. Petersburg).


6. Present Occupation

Already retired from service at City of Helsinki.

Voluntary work with small-scale environmental NGO-projects in Ethiopia and Kenya (including solar energy).

Silviculture work in own forest in Finland (Pirkanmaa).

Postgrad. studies (sustainability studies) at Aalto University.