Jaana Vanhatalo

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Jaana Vanhatalo has worked in Tampere University, in the School of Architecture since October 2010. Her background is in Regional Studies (M.Sc.(Admin)). Her main research interests include urban planning processes and GIS aided planning. She has been in several projects focusing on urbanization, resource efficiency, planning process and methods, and conducting spatial analyses (GIS) in several research and development projects. She also teaches GIS, planning and writing for the architecture students.

Vanhatalo’s dissertation addresses delineation of urban areas. She is interested how well the national urban area definitions function in their task, i.e. defining urban areas. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Administrative Sciences, Administrative Sciences, TaY

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008


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