M.Sc. (Civ.Eng.) and M.Sc. (Econ.& BA) Petteri Portaankorva is working for the City of Kouvola as a development director. He has a wide experience especially in transport and intelligent transport systems both in private and public sector since late 1980’s. Nowadays his work deals with economic development and vitality of the city, public affairs and strategic co-operation, business and university co-operation, urban policy and transport system development. He is responsible for the certain strategic development projects of the city.