On Tuesday December 27th USP teachers and students got together for a Christmas Event, where traditional Finnish Glögi (mulled wine) and other delicacies were served. During the event, teachers shared experiences from Autumn teaching and presented their upcoming Spring 2019 courses to full audience. In addition, researchers from the InstituteRead More →

On Friday 19th of October we had the pleasure to discuss around amalgamation of supporting and conflicting perspectives for the future of Haaga. The task was to find a corner in our uncertain future that can be approached in an academic, argumentative manner based on the students work about Haaga.Read More →

In their final Intro class before the Autumn period break, students were introduced to the theme of sustainability. In the morning, PhD. Kati Vierikko elaborated the terminology behind the sustainable – or eco, smart, green, resilient – city. Study by Jong et al. (2015) shows the evolution of such terminologyRead More →

This book takes the reader to the themes studied in Urban Challenge Studio 1, a course by the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning in Autumn 2017. Combining the students work to commentaries by professors and teachers across a multitude of disciplines, the book provides a stimulating and interestingRead More →

Of DNA, Nature and Cities By Juanjo Galan, Aalto University Master of Urban Studies and Planning 17.9.2018 Schedule of the day 9:00-10:00: Checking in (introducing ourselves and discussing the fieldtrip along the AXIS of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki) 10:00-12:00 PART1: Taking off. INTRODUCTORY LECTURES (2 hours) • 10:00-11:00 Lecture:Read More →