education

Our team collaborates in the coordination, teaching, and tutoring of the Aalto Bachelor and Master degree programmes in Landscape Architecture and in the Doctoral programme of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. We promote synergic collaboration with other Finnish or foreign Universities and the development of additional academic activities.


Aalto Landscape Architecture Programme

“Landscape Architecture & Research: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OXYMORON”

The course will facilitate a personal and collective investigation about the Sustainable Development concept; the multiple, complementary and sometimes contradictory approaches to it; and very specially, the way in which Sustainable Development can inform planning and design processes in landscape architecture, regional and urban planning, architecture and design.

MAR-E1006, Spring term 2019, 3+3 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“GREEN AREA PLANNING: Blue-Green Infrastructures for Finnish Cities”

The definition of multifunctional green infrastructures, the maximization of ecosystem services and the improvement of the urban metabolism in a set of Finnish cities were the central objectives of this

course.

MAR-E1025, Autumn term 2018, 7 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“LANDSCAPES OF PRODUCTION: The Periurban Collage”

The Studio will explore the productive dimension of the landscape with a special focus in production processes in the periurban fringe of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki.

MAR-E1034, Autumn term 2018, 10-15 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Urban Biotopes”

The studio elaborates on the integration of Natural Sciences and Planning by combining scientific methods to analyze the abiotic and biotic conditions of the urban environment with planning methods to promote the integration of multifunctional green infrastructures in more sustainable urban fabrics.

MAR-E1005, Spring term 2018, 3-12 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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Course: “Green Infrastructures in Finnish Cities_2017”

Course on Green Area Planning. The definition of multifunctional green infrastructures, the maximization of ecosystem services and the improvement of the urban metabolism in a set of Finnish cities were the central objectives of this course.

MAR-E1025, Autumn term 2017, 7 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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Course: “GIS and Lanndscape characterization of the Uusimaa region”

Course on Basics of GIS. This course will explore the potential of GIS in landscape studies and planning by developing the landscape characterization of the Uusimaa region (landscape units, character areas, regional networks, etc.)

MAR-E1025, Autumn term 2017, 7 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Cultural Frontiers: the evolution of landscapes”

Studio course on Cultural Landscapes. The studio approaches the cultural dimension of the landscape. The landscape is understood as a human construct in which human decisions determine its evolution.(case Study on the Karelian border between Finland and Russia).

MAR-E1021, Spring term 2016, 9-12 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan, Matleena Muhonen

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“Sustainable Landscapes: Environmental and Landscape Assessment”

Studio course on Sustainable Landscapes:The central goal was to study the legal frameworks and tools by which the Environment and the Landscape are introduced in the development of Plans or in the assessment of Projects.(case Study: the Pulp and Paper Industry in Finland)

MAR-E1024, Spring term 2017, 9-12 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Green Infrastructures in Baltic Cities_2016”

Course on Green Area Planning.The definition of multifunctional green infrastructures, the maximization of ecosystem services and the improvement of the urban metabolism in a set of Baltic cities were the central objectives of this course.

MAR-E1025, Autumn term 2016, 7 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Landscape Architecture & Research_2016”

Doctoral and Master Seminar course. The course deepens students’ knowledge on landscape architecture and related disciplines.Itincluded 3 phases: Research Concepts and Methodologies; Emerging research fields on L. A., and Developing a Doctoral or Master Thesis Plan.

MAR-E1006, Autumn term 2016, 6 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Helsinki_2050: Public Space in Explorative Scenarios”

Studio course on Public Urban Space. The Studio was an invitation to learn and reflect about the roles and possibilities that public open space can play in future cities. The Helsinki City Plan_Vision 2050 triggered off a critical and didactic discussion that was followed by the design of some strategic areas in Helsinki.

MAR-E1007, Spring term 2016, 9-12 credits, teachers: Juanjo Galan, Marjut Kauppinen

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“Green Infrastructures in Baltic Cities_2015”

Course on Green Area Planning.The definition of multifunctional green infrastructures, the maximization of ecosystem services and the improvement of the urban metabolism in a set of Baltic cities were the central objectives of this course.

MAR-E1025, Spring term 2016, 7 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“Sotkamo-Talvivaara, more than…”

Studio course on Landscapes of Production. Sotkamo 10,595 people, 2,952.11 km2 and an environmental disaster at the mine of Talvivaara…An opportunity to rethink the future by working hand in hand with the Sotkamo people and by applying multifunctional solutions in a rural region.

MAR-E1020, Autumn term 2015, 9-12 credits, teachers: Juanjo Galan, Maija Rautamaki and Varpu Mikola

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“Landscape Architecture & Research_2015”

Doctoral and Master Seminar course. The course deepens students’ knowledge on landscape architecture and related disciplines. It included 3 phases: Research Concepts and Methodologies; Emerging research fields on L. A., and Developing a Doctoral or Master Thesis Plan.

MAR-E1006, Autum term 2015, 6 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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“The South”

Studio course in Landscape Planning, Design and Urbanism. Through this course, Aalto students were invited to understand and work in a different cultural and geographical context…. The Mediterranean landscape offered in this case a challenging area to work….

MAR-E1009, Spring term 2015, 9-12 credits, teacher: Juanjo Galan

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Other academic programs

“iWater Summer Schools”

The goal of the iWater Summer Schools was to provide and explore in a practical way and in different Baltic Cities the tools and methods to integrate innovative Storm Water Management in the urban planning process and in the design of urban spaces.

Summer term 2016, 3 credits, teachers: Juanjo Galan, Elisa Lahde and Mari Ariluoma

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