Land-use planning has a direct and far-reaching effect on all aspects of our environment. Due to the sustainability transition, our way of using and developing areas needs to change. In addition to the attractiveness of municipalities and cities, ecological carrying capacity and climate change mitigation and adaptation are the key goals of land-use planning, to which we respond with landscape-oriented planning.

Landscape-oriented planning is an urban planning approach based on the networks of landscape and natural systems. We combine the approaches of urban planning and landscape architecture and utilize transdisciplinary approaches. The goal is to preserve and improve the scenic and ecological values ​​of the area and encourage sustainable development while creating opportunities for the development of areas as part of the ecological network of cities. Landscape-oriented urban planning takes into account local conditions and the interaction of people with the natural environment. It utilizes local knowledge, residents’ experiences and opinions as well as other local resources so that the design can best  respond to local needs and demands.

Landscape-oriented urban planning can be particularly important in areas with sensitive nature values, cultural heritage, water elements and unique landscapes as well as in dense urban environments where the continuity of ecological networks is at risk. For example, in coastal environments, landscape-oriented planning can connect human activity with natural processes and coastal habitats in a sustainable way. Landscape-oriented planning helps to combine natural processes, human well-being and economic development in a sustainable way so that both the natural values ​​of the area and the local economy can benefit.

The planning process includes setting clear responsibility goals in the early stages of planning and monitoring and evaluating these goals throughout the planning project until implementation. Our experience covers conceptual planning, reference scenarios and detailed plans in both urban and non-urban environments. We also offer nature and landscape impacts assessments. Our design team includes landscape architects, architects and biologists, and our extensive network of collaborators also hail from other fields.

Please contact us to find out more:

Anni Järvitalo, Landscape Architect, CEO,

Get to know our works

Vision of the local train station’s environment in Tesoma 

The current identity of the Tesoma area, located west of the center of Tampere, consists of very different distinctive areas, the most significant of which can be considered the construction by the forest typical to 1970s. With the completion of the urban structure, the development of the local train stop’s environment become topical.

Tikkurila Väritehdas district

Our proposal “Parklife won the shared first prize in the international invitational competition in the Tikkurila Väritehdas district. “Parkilfe” was praised in the review for its visually rich urban vision.

The Keilaniemi shoreline vision

Keilaniemi is the eastern port of Espoo and a rapidly developing urban district. Keilaniemi is located on the shores of Keilalahti bay, and as the area develops, the demand for the shore’s recreational opportunities will increase. 


Hartaanselänranta complements the existing urban structure of Oulu and completes the Suiston Luuppi, which circles the Oulujoki estuary, as a recreational route connecting the whole of Oulu. The estuary is the factor that most strongly builds Hartaanselänranta’s identity, and its ever-changing landscape serves as the starting point for the plan.

Zeniitti reference plan

The reference plan was drawn for an area in Linnakangas, Kempele, which is known for tourism, business, work and recreation. The target area is called Zeniitti which is the most notable tourism development project of the municipality of Kempele.

Riihimäki Station Area Plan

The Riihimäki Station Area Master Plan includes land use, traffic planning, and architectural master planning for an area of 80 hectares to accommodate 5 000 inhabitants. The Master Plan for Riihimäki Station Area brings together disparate and detached neighborhoods separated by the bisecting railway line.