Meet the people in the programme

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As a student in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning, you benefit from the expertise of inspiring scholars from two universities with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials. The research topics and creative projects the scholars bring to the programme deal with various urban phenomena, including urban economies, liveable cities, design, history, urban sustainability and socio-ecological resilience, urban ecology, and urban architectural morphologies and landscapes.

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PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

Profile of USP programme director at Aalto University, Anssi Joutsiniemi

Petteri
Muukkonen
University Lecturer
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Geosciences, Educational sciences, Forestry, Environmental sciences

 

teachers AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

 

Terhi
Ainiala
University Lecturer
Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Field of science Languages

Venla
Bernelius
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Geosciences

Giacomo
Bottà
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Other social sciences, Geosciences, Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, Social policy

Pia
Bäcklund
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Social and economic geography, Environmental sciences

Seona
Candy
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Environmental sciences

Veikko
Eranti
Assistant Professor
Sociology
Field of science Sociology

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Leena
Järvi
Associate Professor
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research
Field of science Physical sciences

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Teemu
Kemppainen
University Lecturer
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Sociology

Laura
Kolbe
Professor
Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
Field of science History and Archaeology

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David
Kotze
University Lecturer
Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
Field of science Environmental sciences

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Sami
Moisio
Professor
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Social and economic geography

Pia
Olsson
Department of Cultures
Field of science Other humanities

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Heikki
Setälä
Professor
Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
Field of science Environmental sciences

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Mari
Vaattovaara
Professor
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Field of science Social and economic geography, Geosciences

Jani
Vuolteenaho
University Lecturer
Social and Public Policy
Field of science Social policy

teachers AT AALTO UNIVERSITY

Profile of Kimmo Lapintie

Profile of Pia Fricker

Profile of Heidi Falkenbach

Profile of Hossam Hewidy

Profile of Antti Pirinen

Profile of Tuukka Saarimaa

 

PROGRAMME COORDINATORS

 

Henna
Puustinen
Project Planner
Teaching and Learning Services

Profile of USP teacher-coordinator Tuula Jääskeläinen

Profile of USP teacher-coordinator Michail Galanakis

Profile of USP teacher-coordinator Teemu Jama