Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Capabilities in:

  • integrative and participatory land use and transportation system planning in the context of urban and regional strategic spatial planning,
  • the use of scenario planning tools in developing strategic frames for urban and regional development, thus enabling coping with uncertainty,
  • strategic longer range assessment of short term decisions in land use and transportation,
  • the strategic use of normative and legislative planning tools and various incentives related to the land use and transportation system,
  • measuring land use functions with their implications to transportation,
  • planning urban logistics and the public transportation network
  • the use of theoretical concepts and models in planning work.

 

Credits: 10

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Raine Mäntysalo

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Raine Mäntysalo

Contact information for the course (valid 17.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Raine Mäntysalo, raine.mantysalo@aalto.fi

Oya Duman, oya.duman@aalto.fi

Jouni Ojala,
jouni.ojala@aalto.fi

Hanna
Mattila, hanna.mattila@aalto.fi

Janne Oittinen (data support, first period), janne.oittinen@aalto.fi 


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    A planning case requiring the integration of land use and transportation system planning with a strategic perspective in municipal and further regional contexts:

    • Analyses of existing urban and regional structure and transportation system and related development trajectories and existing plans and policies, with the use of relevant data and data systems.
    • The generation of alternative  scenarios for long term development that inform the making of a visionary strategic frame.
    • The making of an integrative strategic land use and transportation plan, in which short term planning choices are justified by a policy based on the created longer term strategic frame.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This autumn,
    the City of Espoo is engaged in scenario work in view of updating its city
    strategy and related strategic spatial plans. The Planning Studio course will
    collaborate with the city, contributing to the scenario work and elaborating
    its spatial implications, and utilizing the insights gained in preparing a
    strategic land use and transport plan for the city. The issues in Espoo
    demanding a strategic approach include: managing the rapid population increase
    sustainably, the planned new 'One Hour Train' connection from Espoo to Turku,
    the circular light rail system development in the Capital Region, and the
    extension of the west metro line. In the Planning Studio course, students will
    develop a strategic land use and transport plan for Espoo that would enable
    short range decisions while keeping in mind different long term scenarios and
    uncertainties.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Regular attendance is required. The study work consists of several compulsory planning and analysis assignments related to the planning case, involving both group and individual work.   
    Assessment is based on performance on the assignments and partly also on activity in class.

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Learning sessions (incl. lectures, workshops and meetings with instructors) 70 hours, group work and individual studying 200 hours.

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course literature and planning case -related documents and data.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Maa-20.3520 Shared Project A, Spatial Planning V OR Yhd-71.3270 Urban Transport Systems OR Yhd-71.3280 Shared Project C, Urban Engineering

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students in the Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering are prioritized.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Planning Studio (10 cr) is a compulsory course in the master's programme
    "Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering".

    Registration to course due Friday 4.9.!

    Pre-assignment (for those able to read Finnish) due Tuesday 8.9.!

    Course introduction session: Thursday,
    10.9. at 9 (R002/R3)!



SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

FURTHER INFORMATION

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    SCHEDULE (will be updated)

    Friday
    4.9. Course registration due

    Espoo
    Futures Platform pre-assignment (in Finnish)

    Tuesday
    8.9.: Espoo Futures Platform pre-assignment due

    Thursday
    10.9.,
    9-10:30
    (Room: R002/R3)

    Introduction
    to the course; data collection & analysis assignment

    11-16:
    First Espoo Futures Platform e-Workshop (in Finnish)

    Alternatively
    (in English): 13-16: bicycle excursion and Espoo info

    Thursday
    17.9.

    9-14:
    Second Espoo Futures Platform e-Workshop (in Finnish)

    14-17
    (R002/R3): Supervision on data collection & analysis

    Thursday,
    24.9.,
    9-17
    (R002/R3)

    Group
    presentations on data collection & analysis; instructions for individual
    assignment (spatial ideas for the scenario workshop based on the data
    collection assignment and Futures Platform workshops)

    Thursday,
    1.10.,
    9-17
    (R002/R3)

    Individual
    assignment presentations; introduction to scenario workshop

    Thursday,
    8.10
    ., 9-17
    (R002/R3)

    Scenario
    workshop; instructions for scenario group assignment 1 (storylines)

    Thursday,
    15.10.,
    13-17
    (R002/R3)

    Supervision
    on scenario group assignment 1; instructions for scenario group assignment 2
    (spatiality): efficiencies, service levels etc.

    Thursday,
    22.10
    .: No teaching

    Thursday,
    29.10.,
    13-17
    (R002/R3)

    Supervision
    on scenario group assignment 1 & 2

    Thursday,
    5.11
    ., 9-16

    Espoo
    Workshop: Presentation of scenarios & vision workshop, introduction to
    final assignment

    Thursday,
    12.11
    ., 9-17
    (R002/R3)

    Lecture;
    workshop: configuring the strategic plan

    Thursday,
    19.11
    ., 13-17
    (R002/R3)

    Supervision
    on strategic plan: general outline

    Thursday,
    26.11
    ., 13-17
    (R002/R3)

    Supervision
    on strategic plan: coordination of plan contents

    Thursday,
    3.12.,
    13-17
    (R002/R3)

    Supervision
    on strategic plan: finalization

    Thursday,
    10.12.,
    13-16

    Final Espoo
    presentation and course feedback

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