Department of Built Environment

Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Urban realities are becoming increasingly dynamic, complex and fragmented while demands for their livability, sustainability, competitiveness, and attractiveness increase. Our research connects spatial planning and transportation engineering for developing new scientific knowledge needed in systemic understanding, problem-solving, and integrative planning and policy-making beyond sectoral boundaries, aimed at achieving human-centered living environments.
Traffic in Mannerheimintie, photo Aalto University/Annamari Tolonen

The sustainability of our modern living environments is being challenged by rapid processes of urbanisation and climate change. In addition to contributing to the advances in digitalisation and automation through various smart city initiatives, shaping our futures requires deeper understanding of human behavior and values, urban systems dynamics, citizen participation practices, and inter-sectoral institutional collaboration.

Research overview

Deeply rooted in understanding the complexities of important societal challenges reflected in our everyday environments, this research group has both practice- and science-based approach to engineering as collaborative development. To account for a wicked challenges of our futures, this group has developed a wide spectrum of critical research topics in the area of sustainable built environment and systems design.

Our research themes

Latest publications

Cooperative messages to enhance the performance of L3 vehicles approaching roadworks

Serio Agriesti, Marco Ponti, Giovanna Marchionni, Paolo Gandini 2021 EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW

DEFINITION OF A PYTHON SCRIPT FOR THE MICRO-SIMULATION OF THE TRUCK PLATOONING SYSTEM

Serio Agriesti, Marco Ponti, Luca Studer, Roberto Maja, Ornella Aleccia, Jochen Lohmiller, Isaac Vargas Gordillo 2021 TRANSPORT

Assessment of connected vehicle information quality for signalised traffic control

Hector Del Pino Verona, Roozbeh Mohammadi, Claudio Roncoli 2021 2021 7th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS)

THE IMPACT OF ACTOR-RELATIONAL DYNAMICS ON INTEGRATED PLANNING PRACTICE

Susa Eräranta, Miloš Mladenović 2021 Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning

A methodological framework for analysis of participatory mapping data in research, planning, and management

Nora Fagerholm, Christopher M. Raymond, Anton Stahl Olafsson, Gregory Brown, Tiina Rinne, Kamyar Hasanzadeh, Anna Broberg, Marketta Kyttä 2021 International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Preface

S. C.M. Geertman, Christopher Pettit, Robert Goodspeed, Aija Staffans 2021 Urban Informatics and Future Cities

User Perspectives on Distance- and Time-Based Road Tolling Schemes: European Case Study

Draženko Glavić, Miloš Mladenović, Marina Milenkovic, Marija Malenkovska Todorova 2021 JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: ASCE

Introduction

Robert Goodspeed, Chris Pettit, Aija Staffans, Stan Geertman 2021 Urban Informatics and Future Cities
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Hanna Mattila

Hanna Mattila

Senior University Lecturer
T213 Built Environment
Marketta Kyttä

Marketta Kyttä

Professori
T213 Built Environment
Eva Purkarthofer

Eva Purkarthofer

Postdoctoral Researcher
T213 Built Environment

Veera Moll

Doctoral Candidate

Pilvi Nummi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oya Duman

Doctoral Candidate
Roozbeh Mohammadi

Roozbeh Mohammadi

Doctoral Candidate
T213 Built Environment

Ze Zhou

Doctoral Candidate
Cafer Avci

Cafer Avci

Postdoctoral Researcher
Atiullah Muhammad Saif

Atiullah Muhammad Saif

Doctoral Candidate
T213 Built Environment

Samira Dibaj

Doctoral Candidate

Alonso Espinosa

Postdoctoral Researcher

Murat Bayrak

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1.
Address: Otakaari 4.

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