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Leadership in research work

Hanna Mattila is a Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Dept. of Built Environment, where she leads an Academy of Finland funded research consortium project Transforming anatomies of democratic planning (TRANAPLAN). Hanna works currently as Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Dept. of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

Award Date: 20 Jun 2017

Licentiate degree, Architecture, Helsinki University of Arts and Design

Award Date: 16 Oct 2007

Master's degree, Humanities, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 20 Apr 1999

External positions

Associate Professor, Aalborg University

1 Sept 2021 → …

Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor (Associate Professor), University of Minnesota

27 Aug 201824 May 2020


  • Planning theory
  • Urban planning
  • Land use
  • Planning systems
  • Urban design
  • Urban and regional studies
  • Regional development
  • Regional planning
  • Urban history


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