YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School - 20th Anniversary


YTK Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group at the Aalto University is hosting the twentieth YTK/IFHP Summer School in Finland. YTK started this programme in 1995 under the auspices of The International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP, founded by Ebenezer Howard in 1913). The course is organised in co-operation with the cities of Helsinki and two other Finnish cities.

The first days of the Summer School are spent in the Helsinki region. This part of the course consists of lectures on Finnish planning system, architecture and culture and on the theme of the course. There will also be a full-day presentation on the City of Helsinki, including an excursion to recent planning projects.

In the second part of the Summer School the participants will be divided into two groups and travel to the partner cities where project planning and workshops will take place. The field work includes analysing the existing conditions of planning areas and suggesting innovative and realistic improvements to the environments. Work will be tutored by experienced planners and other experts of Urban Studies and final proposals will be presented to decision-makers, general public and the press.

YTK/IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School will be organised 11–23 August 2014 and the application period will end 7th of April. The course is addressed to students at all levels of studies, and young professionals. We are looking forward to receiving applications from architects, urban planners, sociologists, geographers and others involved in spatial planning.

Warmly welcome to the 20th YTK/IFHP Summer School!