YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, January 22, 2010

YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland

Deadline 12 April

The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (YTK) at the Aalto University - School of Science and Technology is hosting the sixteenth YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland in August 2010. YTK has been organising the programme in collaboration with International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) since 1995.

This year’s theme will be “Urbanism Undefined”. Summer School focuses on the forms of urbanity in the contemporary, networked city regions. The aim is to look for fresh approaches to analyse urbanity and to create positive planning solutions in the 21st century urban condition. The lectures as well as the case studies will reflect the theme.

This announcement is an invitation for applying to the YTK/IFHP Urban Plannig and Design Summer School 2010. It is addressed to students at all levels of studies, and young professionals, from all disciplines related to spatial planning. We look forward to receiving applications from among others urban planners, architects, sociologists and geographers!

The course will be held 9-21 August 2010 and the deadline for applications will be 12 April 2010. The first days of the Summer School will be spent in the Helsinki region. This part of the course consists of lectures and excursions. The core of the Summer School is the following ten days of workshops taking place in summer school’s partner cities Vantaa and Rauma. Fieldwork is based on town planning tasks provided by the planning departments of the partner cities. Participants will be assigned to analyse the existing conditions of planning areas and to suggest innovative improvements to the environments.

Summer School also provides the participants with an opportunity to publish their writings. The annual publication of the summer school includes articles and essays on the theme Urbanism Undefined written by the participants of the course. It is also possible to submit a text for the publication without participating in the workshops.

Electronic Application Form and Further Information [Link]

The YTK/IFHP Summer School entitles participants to eight ECTS study credits.

By: Tuomas Ilmavirta, Coordinator