Research interests include planning theory, particularly participation and argumentation in planning, epistemology in planning, theory of space, ecological planning and sustainability, ethics and theory of architecture.
Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland
Granted by the President of the Republic of Finland.
Teacher of the Year (2002)
Granted by the Student Union of Helsinki University of Technology.
Vuoden kaupunkikirjoitus - The article of the year in urban studies
The scientific societies in planning, urban and environmental studies choose yearly an article written in Finnish