Course name Urban Design by Spatial Psychology
Course date 31.08.2024 - 31.12.2024
Institution Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB
Teacher Kaisa Airo
Available for open UAS No
Level Master’s level

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Enrolment period 20.05.2024 - 10.06.2024
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Course enrolment info

Urban Design by Spatial Psychology

31.08.2024 - 31.12.2024

Course description

The course will introduce the student to individual experience of space. It will cover topics such as development psychology, multisensory experience, culture and history of spaces, socio -architectual development, and validation of city scape. The course will look at the interaction between people and natural/built environment. In addition it will highlight the means to support user experience and behavior in built environment.

  • During the first lecture we will look at different ways of defining experience
  • Second phase will look at the multifaced history of environmental psychology
  • And the last phase will concentrate to student presentations.


This is a Master’s level course and only for Master’s level students.

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

The study unit is conducted online and does not require attendance on campus. The study unit includes scheduled teaching or guidance online, which is not recorded. The study unit includes working in pairs or groups. The study unit requires active participation and commitment to interactive studying. You will receive individual feedback for assignments from the teacher, and working life or peer feedback may also be utilised.

Course info

The literature will be available in Canvas-space, which will open in the beginning of the autumn semester 2024

Course enrolment info

If you are studying at Centria, HAMK, Humak, Karelia, Lapland UAS, TAMK, Turku AMK, VAMK or XAMK

  • enrol through your university’s student’s desktop (Pakki/Peppi)
  • you can see the enrolment status on your PSP

Student from another UAS (if using Peppi/Pakki for cross-study enrolment is not possible)

  • Select your home UAS from the list. If it is not there, you cannot register using the form.
  • Write your personal identity number in the correct format on the form. An incompletely reported ID may prevent you from accessing the course.
  • Fill in the email address of your home university on the enrolment form – entering a different email address does not entitle you to a study place. Make sure your address is spelled correctly.
  • Make a note for yourself of which course you have enrolled for.
  • Enrolment is binding. If you must cancel your enrolment, make room for another student by sending email to openuas@laurea.fi.