Eetu Niemi

Project Coordinator


Eetu works as a project coordinator in the Urban Transformations team, nurturing sustainable and just urban futures. He is finishing up with Urban Studies and Planning Master’s programme in University of Helsinki & Aalto University. In his master’s thesis Eetu studies the legitimacy issues in strategic city-regional planning and agreement-based planning practices such as MAL-agreements.

Eetu is most interested in:

  • “Lean” practices in land use-planning
  • Cross-sectoral strategic planning within public administration
  • Evolving rationalities in governance and transforming interpretations of democracy

Before Demos, Eetu has worked in city planning in Hämeenlinna and as conference coordinator for Urban Studies Conference. He is also vice-chairing the Society of Built Environment Researh.

In his free time, Eetu plays badminton and the drums, all the while planning for the adventures of the next sailing season.

Urban Transformations