Dissertation in the field of Urban Planning and Design: landscape architect Eija Hasu

2017-04-28 12:00:00 2017-04-28 14:00:00 Europe/Helsinki Dissertation in the field of Urban Planning and Design: landscape architect Eija Hasu The dissertation takes explores at how residents and their housing experiences play a key role in understanding housing behaviour and the ways it shapes the built environment. http://www.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e71931160e2470193111e78b9251be0648a25fa25f Maarintie 8, 02150, Espoo

The dissertation takes explores at how residents and their housing experiences play a key role in understanding housing behaviour and the ways it shapes the built environment.

28.04.2017 / 12:00 - 14:00
Hall AS1, TUAS Building, Maarintie 8, 02150, Espoo, FI

Landscape architect Eija Hasu will defend her dissertation Asumisen valinnat  ja päätöksenteko paljastettuina on Friday 28 April 2017.

Opponent: D.Soc., prof. Hannu Ruonavaara, University of Turku
Custos: prof. Kimmo Lapintie, Aalto University Department of Architecture.

The discussion will be held in Finnish.

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The residents and their housing experiences play a key role when we want to understand housing behaviour and the ways it shapes the built environment. Nonetheless, the approach has not received particular interest within the housing studies.

With her doctoral research, Eija Hasu diminishes this gap of knowledge. The dissertation is based on various housing research projects examining residents’ housing choice behaviour from various perspectives. In addition, the examination embraces a critical re-evaluation regarding the most fundamental housing behaviour concepts.

The analysis indicates that the inhabitants recognise, define and explain their housing behaviour using past experiences, beliefs and knowledge. In addition, the meanings are reconstructed through the external world. The research recognises the cyclical nature of housing decision-making; it highlights housing behaviour as an on-going process throughout which the residents adjust their wants and needs according to the external world.  In this process, the inhabitants are more like bystanders trying to cope with the structures than active prosumers possessing ability to influence on housing markets and supply.

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The dissertation notice and the published dissertation are placed for public display at the Learning Hub Arabia (Hämeentie 135 C, 5th floor, room 570), at latest 10 days before the defence date.