Loeb Video Profile: Maria Jaakkola

Maria Jaakkola thinks like an artist, and also like a musician, an environmentalist, a landscape architect and an urban planner. This broad viewpoint helps her encompass the “best parts of the city life and best parts of the natural life” in her role as head of the Environmental Office in the City Planning Department of Helsinki. Her Green Areas Strategy is a roadmap for metropolitan development that maintains the harmony of urban texture and marine and forest environment which makes the city unique. Learn more in her Loeb Video Profile.


The Loeb Fellowship initiated the Video Profiles project in 2012 to enable current Loeb Fellows to tell their stories, what motivates them and how the Fellowship has been meaningful for their work. Maggie Janik, GSD Multimedia Producer, and Joanne Nerenberg, Loeb Affiliate ‘12, are directing the project.

See all the current Loebs' Video Profiles.

See Video Profiles of the 2013-14 and 2012-13 Loebs.

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