Helsinki Metropolitan Region Urban Research Program
P.O. Box 16 (Snellmaninkatu 10)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 191 24 583
Research and Development Projects
Helsinki Metropolitan Region Urban Research Program funds demand-based urban research projects and development activities on current topics and issues in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The projects are expected to be linked with the program’s themes and as well as focus on urban issues and phenomena located on metropolitan region.
The total amount of funding available annually is approximately 800 000€. An open thematic call for project proposals is published annually in September.
Read more about the program's funding on the Reseach Funding page.
Projects Funded in 2012
Prof. Heikki Setälä
(University of Helsinki, Department of Environmental Sciences, Lahti): "Well-being in Urban Environments: The Use of Ecosystem Services as a Tool Towards Sustainable Urban Planning"
Prof. Peter Clark
(University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts and Department of Environmental Sciences): "Green Space Issues and the Metropolitan City 1990-2012: Phase II"
Dr. Tuuli Toivonen
(University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography): "SaavuMetro2! Multidimensional Reachability in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area – Spatio-temporal Tools for Planning"
Prof. Harry Schulman
(University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography): "International Comparative Study of the Regional and Urban Structures of Metropolitan Areas in the Size Group of Greater Helsinki"
Prof. Raine Mäntysalo
(Aalto University School of Engineering, YTK Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group and University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research, Sociology):
"From Local Shopping Centre to Center of Local Service Provider– From Coping to Flourishing in Changing World"
Prof. Christer Bengs
(Aalto University School of Engineering, YTK Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group): "KIVIJALKA – Kadunvarsiliikkeiden renessanssi urbaanin alueidentiteetin kehityksen ja kehittämisen resurssina"
(Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences): "Multicultural Metropolis - Research and Development from Diverse Everyday Life”
Dos. Arja Häggmann-Laitila
(Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Healt and Wellbeing): "Meta-analysis of Development Projects Promoting Health and Wellbeing"
Pekka Lahti & Annukka Jyrämä
(HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University Business School): "Metropolitan Brand: Innovative Communication Solutions 2 - Key to Developing the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Brand "
Prof. Eero Vaara
(HANKEN Svenska handelshögskolan): "Strategic Management of Municipal Organizations: Strategic Networks and Reputation Management "