Kimmo Lapintie

PhD, Professor

    • Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo

    1995 …2022

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    Artistic and research interests

    Research interests include planning theory, particularly participation and argumentation in planning, epistemology in planning, theory of space, ecological planning and sustainability, ethics and theory of architecture.

    Mother tongue

    Finnish

    Linguistic skills

    Finnish, English, Swedish, French, Italian

    Leadership in research work

    • BEMINE – Beyond MALPE Coordination: Integrative Envisioning, The Academy of Finland, 2016-2019, Principal Investigator of a sub-project in a consortium.
    • CityWorkLife: Flexible work and urban work places, The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, 2013-2015, Partner.
    • Kowledge/Power in Urban Development, The Academy of Finland 2007-2010, Principal Investigator. Part of the Research Programme Power in Finland.
    • Housing Preferences, Urban Structure, and the Everyday Life. The Ministry of the Environment, 2006-2008, Principal Investigator. Part of the Eco-Cluster Research Programme.
    • Modalites of Urban Space. The Academy of Finland 2006-2007, Principal Investigator.
    • Governing Life – The Social and Cultural Challenges of Urban Planning. The Academy of Finland 2002-2004, Principal Investigator.
    • GREENSCOM – Communicating Urban Growth and Green. 2000-2003, European Union 5th Framework Program (Principal Investigator of the Finnish part).
    • The City and Planning Professions, The Academy of Finland 1997-2000, Principal Investigator.
    • Evaluation of the URBAN Community Programs in, European Union,1998-1999 (Principal Investigator).
    • Research Program in European Spatial Planning (SPES), Partner.
    • Ecopolis – Ecological City, an Option for the Future? The Academy of Finland 1993-1996, Principal Investigator.

    Supervision of post-doc researchers

    • Marketta Kyttä (2003) Children in Outdoor Contexts. Affordances and Independent Mobility in the Assessment of Environmental Child Friendliness.
    • Aija Staffans (2004) Vaikuttavat asukkaat. Vuorovaikutus ja paikallinen tieto kaupunkisuunnittelun haasteina.

    • Panu Lehtovuori (2005) Experience and Conflict. Dialectics of the Production of Public Urban Space in the Light of New Event Venues in Helsinki 1993-2003.
    • Helena Teräväinen (2006) Lapuan Vanha Paukku - uudeksi rakennettu ja puhuttu. Kulttuuriympäristön diskursiivinen muodostuminen tapaustutkimuksessa.
    • Sari Puustinen (2006) Suomalainen kaavoittajaprofessio ja suunnittelun kommunikatiivinen käänne. Vuorovaikutukseen liittyvät ongelmat ja mahdollisuudet suurten kaupunkien kaavoittajien näkökulmasta.
    • Aulis Tynkkynen (2007) Tori ja pikkukaupunki : kulttuuriperintö, viihtyisyys ja maine: Loviisan tori ja sen mahdollisuudet.
    • Joao Figueira (2009) Images at Work. Holl's entry for Kiasma and Lordi, the works of two over-determined images.
    • Kaarin Taipale (2009) Cities for Sale. How Economic Globalization Transforms the Local Public Sphere.
    • Eeva Aarrevaara (2009) Maaseudun kulttuuriympäristön muutos ja suunnitteluprofessio 1900-luvulla.
    • Erja Väyrynen (2010) Towards an innovative process of networked development for a new urban area. Four theoretical approaches (Together with Professor Riitta Smeds).
    • Heli Mäntylä (2011) Avain ekotoimivaan kotiin. Asumisvalintojen kestävyys suunnittelun haasteena.
    • Sari Tähtinen (2013) Writing Architecture. Textual image practices - A textual approach in architectural research.
    • Marianna Heikinheimo (2016) Architecture & Technology. Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium.
    • Eija Hasu (2017) Asumisen valinnat ja päätöksenteko paljastettuina. "Mitä kaikkea me ei tajuttukaan kun tähän muutettiin ja mökistä luovuttiin".

    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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Humanities, Tampere University of Technology

    Award Date: 28 May 1993

    Master's degree, Architecture, Tampere University of Technology

    Award Date: 3 Feb 1989

    Licentiate degree, Humanities, University of Turku

    Award Date: 28 May 1985

    Master's degree, Humanities, University of Turku

    Award Date: 2 Sep 1980

    Keywords

    • SPACE-tutkimusryhmä
    • CityWorkLife-projekti
    • Epistemology
    • Communicative planning
    • Knowledge management
    • Planning theory
    • Urban planning
    • Argumentation

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