Panu Lehtovuori is the Professor of Planning Theory at the Tampere University, School of Architecture, and the head of Urban Planning Research Group. 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, co-founder and LAB lead at SPIN Unit international urban agency. Currently, he is involved in launching SHE Housing, a Nordic initiative to change the practices of building sector towards long-term sustainability and fully ecological construction methods.