News & Press: May Be Of Interest ...

23rd IFHP Urban Planning & Design Summer School in Finland

Monday, February 6, 2017  
Share |

This is an invitation for applying to the 23rd IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland. We warmly welcome applications from students at all levels of studies, as well as young professionals, from all disciplines related to spatial planning. We look forward to receiving applications from urban planners, architects, sociologists, geographers and others dealing with the built environment! IFHP Summer School entitles participants to five study credits (ECTS).

The course will be held 7-19 August 2017 and the application period will end 14 April.

Summer School is based on intensive workshops taking place in the cities of Turku and Tampere. Participants will be invited to explore the theme New Nodes of Urbanity first in an individual task, and then develop the ideas to an urban planning and design solution as a group work in one of the two case-cities. The projects will be developed in a semi-realistic manner, in interaction with planners of the two cities and experts of planning education and research. In addition, there will be lectures on the theme and a one-day study trip to both historic and new neighbourhoods of Helsinki.

An electronic application form and further information on the Summer School can be found on our website:


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.