Tuupainen Emel

The doctoral dissertation explores the social and political capacity for change in sustainability transition from the perspective of a just ecological shift in planning. The research aims to uncover the barriers to a just ecological transition posed by current economic norms that define the planning system, and aims to present strategic approaches to overcome these barriers in land-use planning. Nature restoration is used as an example, as it rarely aligns with the typical economic growth or efficiency goals of neoliberal economic thinking.As part of the doctoral studies I will be part of organizing a course about economic policy and urban planning. The course is organized for planners and other interested parties in shrinking regions.