Raine Mäntysalo


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Artistic and research interests

I am professor of strategic urban planning at Aalto University, Department of Built Environment. I am also Adjunct Professor at University of Oulu, specialized in planning theory and communicative planning. In education my responsibilities in Aalto include coordinating the Finnish Major Rakennettu ympäristö (Built environment) in the School of Engineering Bachelor Programme. I have recently published articles on strategies, trading zones, democracy and power in spatial and land use planning. I am editorial member of the journals Planning Theory, Planning Theory and Practice and European Planning Studies. I am also member of the Academy of Finland Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering. I have been visiting professor in Politecnico di Milano, University of Amsterdam, Newcastle University and University of Aalborg.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Science (Technology), Oulun yliopisto

  • Master of Science (Architecture), Oulun yliopisto


  • Planning theory, planning practice, strategic spatial planning, land-use planning system

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