Dr.Tech (Arch. SAFA)
Healthy urban planning
Helka-Liisa Hentilä (Dr. Tech. Arch. SAFA) is a professor in Urban Design and Planning (since 2003-) at the Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu. She has acted as a Vice Rector of University of Oulu (2015-2020), Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Vice Dean of Faculty of Technology. She has acted as a PI of several multidisciplinary research projects funded by Academy of Finland, EU, ministries, industry, foundations, and municipalities. She is the PI of the multidisciplinary research consortium "Resistant Cities. Urban Planning as Means for Pandemic Prevention" (RECIPE 2021-2024). https://www.aka.fi/en/strategic-research/strategic-research/strategic-r… She is a member of the Research, Foresight and Evaluation Section of the National Sports Council (2020-2023). She is also a registered urban planning practitioner with experience of both private and public urban planning practices, and an author of 15 prize-winning or awarded national and international architecture competition entries mainly in the field of urban design and planning. Her expertise includes HEI quality audits and leadership of student-centered learning and teaching within HEIs.