Marketta Kyttä-Pirjola
Department of Built Environment

Marketta Kyttä-Pirjola

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 4, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358505124583
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Marketta Kyttä works as a professor of Land Use Planning in the department of Built Environment in Aalto. She received her PhD in the Department of Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology in 2004. Her doctoral thesis about child-friendly environments received two scientific awards, Lea Pulkkinen and Tapio Nummenmaa awards.

Having background in environmental psychology, her interests cover widely human aspects in planning. Her research topics include environments that promote wellbeing and health, active living, child- and age-friendly environments, social sustainability, urban lifestyles, perceived safety and new methods for public participation. Her innovation, “softGIS” methodology, that is an advanced example of PPGIS (public participation GIS) methodology, enable the provision of people's place-based knowledge in the GIS format, complementing the traditional GIS-data. Geospatial World Forum granted softGIS team a webGIS Innovation award in 2010. Currently, The Maptionnaire methodology, that is the commercialised version of softGIS, has been used in over 2 000 projects in more than 80 countries.

Professor Kyttä has authored more than 100 scientific articles with more than 3200 citations. Kyttä has worked in several universities abroad, e.g. Milan Polytechnics (Italy), University of Queensland and Melbourne (Australia) andSan Diego State University, US.

Kyttä is a leader of a new Master’s programme, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering that integrates the fields of land use and transportation planning without forgetting the human focus.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2004

Lea Pulkkisen palkinto Jyväskylän yliopisto, perhetutkimuksen yksikkö

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2011

Geospatial Technology Innovation Award - Web GIS Geospatial world forum, India

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2009

Oppikirja-palkinto, Oppiva kaupunkisuunnittelu -kirjalle Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2004

Tapio Nummenmaan palkinto Suomen psykologinen seura

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Built Environment
Jan 2009

Naiset ja tekniikka Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Marja-Terttu Tanttisen rahasto, Finland

Publications

Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Understanding children's neighbourhood destinations : presenting the Kids-PoND framework

Publishing year: 2019 CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES: ADVANCING INTERDISCIPLINARY UNDERSTANDING OF YOUNGER PEOPLES LIVES
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Quantifying the sensation of temperature : A new method for evaluating the thermal behaviour of building materials

Publishing year: 2019 Energy and Buildings
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Does mapping improve public participation? Exploring the pros and cons of using public participation GIS in urban planning practices

Publishing year: 2019 LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING
Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Real Estate Economics

Beyond geometries of activity spaces

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Transport and Land Use
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Residential dissonance and walking for transport

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Transport Geography
Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Beyond Housing Preferences: Urban Structure and Actualisation of Residential Area Preferences

Publishing year: 2019 Urban Science
Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Environmental, individual and personal goal influences on older adults’ walking in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Capturing exposure in environmental health research : Challenges and opportunities of different activity space models

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Health Geographics
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Unlocking the complexity of residential location choice and transportation mode choice

Publishing year: 2018
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment

A place-based model of local activity spaces: individual place exposure and characteristics

Publishing year: 2018 JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEMS