Segregation dynamics in Finland and other countries 10.10.2017

15 syys 2015

Date: October 10, 2017, 12.15-16.00
Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3), P114 (ground floor)

The Urban Academy ( and the URMI project ( organize a seminar on the dynamics of residential segregation. The seminar starts by presentation of research findings from Finland and continues to latest findings from other European contexts, presented by distinguished urban scholars. The focus is on longitudinal analyses of neighbourhood change and individual-level segregation processes. In addition to the students of the Urban Academy, we welcome attendance by urban researchers and those involved in the policies and practices related to residential segregation.

Please register to the event via the link by October 5:


12.15 Opening of the seminar and presentation of the Urban Academy (Mari Vaattovaara, University of Helsinki)

12.30–13.45 Segregation dynamics in Finland

  • Findings in the University of Helsinki (Matti Kortteinen & Venla Bernelius)
  • Preliminary findings in the URMI project (Timo Kauppinen & Maria Vaalavuo)

13.45–14.00 Coffee

14.00–15.30 Segregation dynamics in other countries

  • Inequalities and segregation: a comparative analysis of South and North European cities (Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu)
  • Housing estates and neighbourhood decline (Maarten van Ham, Delft University of Technology & University of St Andrews)
  • Trajectories of large scale housing estates in Stockholm (Roger Andersson, Uppsala University)

15.30–16.00 Discussion

16.00 Closing of the seminar