The first days of the course will be spent in the Helsinki region. This part of the course consists of lectures and excursions. The core of the Summer School is the following ten days of workshops taking place in the cities of Turku and Jyväskylä. The field work is based on actual town planning tasks. Participants will be assigned to analyse the existing conditions of planning areas and to suggest innovative and realistic improvements to the environments.This year’s theme will be “Regenerating Urban Core”. The lectures as well as the given projects will reflect the theme. Summer School also provides the participants with an opportunity to publish their writings in an official publication. The annual publication includes articles and essays written by the participants as well as summaries of the projects produced in the workshops. The YTK/IFHP Summer School entitles participants five ECTS study credits.