Citizen-Centric Development: An Interview with Ken Dooley

In this interview with Ken Dooley of Granlund, we discuss sustainability from a user’s point of view and how technology will help cities become more citizen-centric.

Dr. Ken Dooley is a Technology Director at Granlund in Helsinki. He has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the built environment and has worked in London, Sydney, Dublin and Helsinki.

His current role in the innovation and development department involves research, lean experimentation, collaboration with startups and the development of Granlund’s future products and services. The focus is mostly in the areas of end user solutions, IoT and data analytics, energy, sustainability, circular economy, sharing economy and digital platforms.

He completed his doctorate at Aalto University in March 2018. His research there was related to environmental innovations and large corporations.

In his new blog and podcast, Citizen Centrik, Ken explores examples of user-centric urban services. His core message is: “If we solve the citizen’s problems first and if we do this with intuitive and easy to use tools then all of the data to make the city more efficient and sustainable will be available by default.”

You can connect with Ken on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @KenDooley and @citi_cen.

Listen to the interview (also on several podcasting platforms)

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


Keep tabs on what’s happening in AEC tech and innovation. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter!


Industry Events

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.