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18.9.2019 at 08:00 - 8.10.2019 at 23:59


Fri 18.10.2019
12:00 - 16:00


Compulsory course

Geography programme is responsible for the course


The course is not available to students from other degree programmes

The students gain advanced level knowledge on the key theories and concepts through the classics and contemporary literatures in Human Geography, Urban Geography and Spatial Planning -- depending on their field of specialization.

The recommended time for completion is in 1. year of M.Sc. Studies

Advanced topics in Human Geography, Urban Geography, Spatial Planning.

A) Required literature in human geography:

1) Frederic Stutz & Barney Warf: The world economy – geography, business, development. Pearson.

2) One of the following books:

  • John Matthews & David Herbert (toim.): Unifying geography – common heritage, shared future. Routledge.
  • Alexander Krämer, Mobarak Hossain ja Frauke Kraas (toim.): Health in megacities and urban health. Springer.

B) Required literature in planning geography:

1) Fainstein, S.S. & Campbell, S. (2012). Readings in Planning Theory. 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

2) One of the following books:

  • Brenner, N. (2004). New state spaces. Oxford University Press.
  • Jacobs, J. (1961/1992). The death and life of great American cities. Vintage Books, New York.
  • Forester, J. (1989). Planning in the face of power. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Moisio, S. (2018). Geopolitics of the knowledge-based economy. Routledge, London.
  • Healey, P. (2006). Collaborative planning: Shaping places in fragmented societies. 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

C) Required literature in urban geography:

Two of the following:

  • Sampson, R. J. (2012). Great American city: Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect. University of Chicago Press.
  • Jacobs, J. (2016). The death and life of great American cities. Vintage
  • Glaeser, E. (2011). Triumph of the city: How our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier. Penguin.
  • LeGates, R. T., & Stout, F. (Eds.). (2015). The city reader. Routledge. 6th edition.

Or one book and following articles:

  • Van Kempen, R. & A. Murie (2009). The new divided city: changing patterns in European cities. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 377-398.
  • Musterd, S., Andersson, R., Galster, G. and Kauppinen, T. (2008). Are Immigrants’ Earnings Influenced by the Characteristics of their Neighbours? Environment and Planning A, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 785-805.
  • Pinkster, F. M. (2014). Neighbourhood Effects as Indirect Effects: Evidence from a Dutch Case Study on the Significance of Neighbourhood for Employment Trajectories. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol.38, No. 6, pp. 2042-2059.
  • Cheshire, P. (2006). Resurgent Cities, Urban Myths and Policy Hubris, Urban Studies, 43 (8), pp. 1231-1246
  • Großmann K., M. Bontje, A. Haase & V. Mykhnenko (2013). Shrinking cities: Notes for the further research agenda, Cities 35, pp. 221–225
  • Peck, J. (2012). Recreative City: Amsterdam, Vehicular Ideas and the Adaptive Spaces of Creativity Policy, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36(3), pp.
  • Peck, J. (2016). Economic rationality meets celebrity urbanology: exploring Edward Glaeser’s City, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40(1), pp. 1-30
  • Vaattovaara M, Kortteinen M (2003). Beyond polarisation versus professionalisation? A case study of the development of the Helsinki region, Finland. Urban Studies 40(11): 2127–2145
  • Permentier, M., M. van Ham & G. Bolt (2009). Neighbourhood reputation and the intention to leave the neighbourhood, Environment and Planning A 41, pp. 2162-2180

Book exam is graded at the scale 0-5.

Book exam. Students select one of the three available baskets: Human Geography, Urban Geography or Spatial Planning. They study two books within the selected basket and attend to a book exam based on the selected contributions.