Mia Puttonen works as a coordinator for the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (USP). Her main responsibilities are course coordination, programme development, communications, marketing and activity planning. She aims to keep the USP spirit enthusiastic and innovative! Read more about USP here.
In addition to her post as a coordinator, Mia is starting her PhD studies within the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies. She has been part of an EU funded research project GREEN SURGE (2013-2017) to study the green infrastructure and biocultural diversity of cities in 11 European countries. Mia's research interest lies in examining the different aspects of the lively community-driven city, and how diverse open spaces, such as parks, can promote urban life. How people themselves can shape their city, is in the core of her interest. Mia's latest intervention was an EIT Climate-KIC funded project Urban Oasis that examined the reuse of indoor spaces for communal green urban living rooms.