Activities

Forthcoming activities

No immediate forthcoming activities.

    Recent news

    Professor Sami Moisio has been nominated as External Faculty Board Member to the Gran Sasso Science Institute: School of Advanced Studies (Italy). The institute is an international PhD school and a center for advanced studies in physics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences. For more information on the institute, see: https://www.gssi.it/

    Recent publications

    The publications of the research group can be found here.

    Past activities

    The RSA Routledge Best Book Award 2019 ceremony in London November 2019

    Regional Studies Association interview with Prof. Sami Moisio.

     

    University of Helsinki, Helsinki Inequality Initiative - INEQ Research Seminar series

    Pia Bäcklund, Professor, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki: Planning as an Investment and Politics of Regional Inequity.

    • Time: Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 14:15-15:45 hours.
    • Venue: Porth­ania P545 (5th floor), Yliop­is­tonkatu 3

    University of Helsinki, Helsinki Inequality Initiative - INEQ Research Seminar series

    Tomas Hanell, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki: Geographies of Quality of Life in the EU. A Quantitative Assessment of Territorial Inequality in Human Capabilities.

    • Time: Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 14:15-15:45 hours.
    • Venue: Porth­ania P545 (5th floor), Yliop­is­tonkatu 3

    Human geography lecture series

    Organizers: The Department of Geosciences and Geography / Spatial Politics, Policy and Planning Research Team.

    Daniel Galland, Norwegian University of Life Sciences: Janus-faced spa­tial plan­ning sys­tems: A stra­tegic re­la­tional ac­count of the un­or­tho­dox plan­ning of our times

    • Time: Monday, Novem­ber 4 at 2 pm
    • Venue: Porth­ania P219 Le­ht­is­ali (2nd floor), Yliop­is­tonkatu 3

    Peer-to-peer ser­vice plat­forms in tour­ism: di­gital cap­it­al­ism, new urban tour­ism, and gov­ernance

    Conference session in the 8th Nordic Geographers MeetingSustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability. Description of the session is available here

    Human geography lecture series

    Organizers: The Department of Geosciences and Geography / Spatial Politics, Policy and Planning Research Team. More information is available here

    Toni Ahlqvist & Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto

    Lecture 1: Toni Ahlqvist, University of Turku: Contradictions, economic imaginaries and spatial governance

    • Time: Thursday May 23, 14.00 - 15.30
    • Venue: Porthania P219 Lehtisali (2nd floor)
    • The event is also available on Facebook.

    Lecture 2: Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto, University of Tampere: Experiential knowledge on forced migration: principles of policy relevance research

    • Time: June 12, 12.00 - 13.30
    • Venue: Porthania P219 Lehtisali (2nd floor)

    Strategic Spatial Planning and City-Regional Development 

    Seminar series with Kristian Olesen, Aalborg University. See programme here.

    • Organizers:  Research groups SPT, Aalto University & Spatial Policy, Politics and Planning, Helsinki University and the SCENSLECO Project
    • Time: May 10 & May 13, 2019
    • Venue: Y347, Otakaari 1, Aalto University, Espoo

    Joint PhD Workshop with the Goethe University 

    • Organizers: Sami Moisio, Susanne Heeg & Bernd Belina
    • Time: March 18-19, 2019
    • Venue: Goethe University, Frankfurt
    PhD Work­shop with the Goethe Uni­versity

     

    The future of the territorial state

    Scientific workshop on state territories/territoriality. See description here

    Justification for agreement-based approaches in Nordic spatial planning: Towards situational direct democracy?

    Kick-off workshop of the Academy of Finland funded project. See the programme here [in Finnish].

    • Organizers: Pia Bäcklund
    • Time: November 1, 2018 at 9:30–13
    • Venue: University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania, Urbarium

    The Annual Meeting of Finnish Geographies 2018

    • Time: October 25–26, 2018
    • Venue: University of Helsinki, City Centre Campus
    • Sami Moisio and Pia Bäcklund served as part of the organizing committee. In addition, the SPPP research group organized the following sessions:
      • Perspectives on territory: the state, the people, and democracy. Chairs: Juho Luukkonen & Christopher Lizotte
      • Changing concepts and emerging spaces of spatial planning: how to define planning in a complex, multiactor world? Chairs: Salla Jokela & Pia Bäcklund
      • The geographies of well-being, quality of life and development. Chairs: Mikko Weckroth & Tomas Hanell
      • Spatial justices and rights: past, present and future spaces. Chairs: Jukka Keski-Filppula, Juho Luukkonen & Eija Meriläinen
      • Interpretations of relationships between people, environment and areas. Chairs: Meri Norola, Pia Bäcklund & Arttu Paarlahti
    • For more information visit the conference website and conference programme.

    Nordic City Challenge

    Intensive course and competition on sustainable urban development. More information here.

    Urbanicide: reflections on urban/rural dynamics in modern conflicts

    Lecture by Brendan Humphreys, Ph.D Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. More information here.

    Contested Planning, Persuasive Storytelling

    Seminar with Jim Throgmorton

    • Organizers: Raine Mäntysalo, Helena Leino, Vesa Kanninen, Pia Bäcklund, SCENSLECO project (Strategic spatial planning with momentum gaining scenario storytelling: legitimacy contested?)
    • Speakers: Jim Throgmorton, Lieven Ameel, Salla Jokela, Kaisa Granqvist, Mikko Kyrönviita, Antti Wallin
    • Time: August 15, 2018
    • Venue: Töölö Campus, Aalto University, Helsinki