Planning Studio starts on Thursday, 13.9., 9-15 (L02 Lecture, Luentosali1, Teknillinen fysiikka, Otakaari 3)!
Vesa Kanninen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jouni Ojala, email@example.com
Eva Purkarthofer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The city of Lahti, situated approximately 100 km north of Helsinki, provides an interesting case study for strategic spatial planning. The city is currently facing a number of uncertainties that are directly or indirectly reflected in urban issues: the changing role of municipalities in Finland, the relationship between Europe and Russia, technological advances in the field of transport, further enlargements of the Helsinki functional region, the potential construction of a tunnel between Finland and Estonia… After a merger with the municipality of Nastola in the beginning of 2016, Lahti is also dealing with a new administrative geography.In the Planning Studio course, students will develop scenarios about the future of Lahti and work on plans and policies that enable short range decisions while keeping in mind long term strategies and uncertainties. The course puts special emphasis on the integration of land-use planning and transport planning.Planning Studio (10 cr) is a compulsory course in the master's programme "Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering".
The course consists of weekly learning sessions (including field trips to Lahti), group work and individual studying (see Course Schedule for detailed programme).