Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


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: 13.09.2021 - 19.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course literature and planning case -related documents and data.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

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