Panu Lehtovuori is the Professor of Planning Theory at the Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture. Before the current position, he was the Professor of Urban Studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. Lehtovuori’s research interests focus on contemporary forms of public urban space, new urban design approaches and the resource-efficiency of built environment. Lehtovuori is partner of Livady Architects, one of Finland’s leading experts in heritage evaluation and conservation; SPIN Unit, a transnational research group combining art and science for urban studies and advanced data solutions; and Nordic Urbanism, a start-up in continued professional education and urban consulting.

His recent publications include:

Lehtovuori, P., J. Tartia & D. Cerrone (2018 forthcoming). Drivers of Global Urbanization – Exploring the Emerging Urban SocietyIn: Leary-Owhin, M.E. & J.P. McCarthy (eds), Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre, the City and Urban Society, Routledge.

Lehtovuori, P. & S. Ruoppila (2017). Temporary Uses Producing Difference in Contemporary Urbanism. In: Henneberry, J. (ed), Transience and Permanence in Urban Development, Wiley, pp. 47-64.