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Aalto Living+ Platform

Aalto Living+ Platform

The Living+ Platform supports and facilitates multi- and transdisciplinary research on human-centered living environments, one of Aalto University´s key research areas.

We organize thematic meetings offering external stakeholders possibilities for co-operation and networking, educational lectures and seminars for students, staff and the public, and provide seed funding for multidisciplinary cross-school collaboration.

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human-centered living environments by Joel Wolff

Upcoming Events

Kaupunkiakatemia Urban Academy: Kaupunkiseudut muutoksessa -aamukahvit 17.5.2019
Lectures and seminars

"Asemanseudut muutoksessa" morning coffee by Urban Academy and Living+ Platform

What will the station areas of tomorrow be like? What urban planning opportunities do transit hubs have to offer? Hear expert discuss these issues during a morning coffee in the Väre lobby. The event is in Finnish!
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Conferences and workshops

4th Expert Forum Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility: Electrification and Lightweight Design

The Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility.
Registration Deadline - 15 Sept 2019


Urban mobility
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EIT Urban Mobility call for proposals 2020

The call for proposals for EIT Urban Mobility 2020 is now open and the call closes on May 17.
Last year the Master School Kick-Off took place in Rennes, France. Photo: EIT Digital.
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Summer Schools on smart mobility in 2019

EIT Digital is organizing two summer schools on smart mobility this summer. The summer schools are suitable for master’s students, experts, and company representatives. 
Living+ Platform cross-disciplinary morning coffee discussion on urban studies and engineering
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New research and education in the field of urban studies and engineering discussed at Living+ morning coffee

Researchers and professors met to discuss new research and educational initiatives undertaken in the field of urban studies and engineering.
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Open Call for EIT RawMaterials Proposals 2019 (KAVA6)

EIT Raw Materials provides funding for projects related to the whole value chain in inorganic raw material production and recycling.
Call is open now until 15 February (pre-registration is mandatory by 11 January)

Living+ Research Themes

Human-centered living environments is a multilayered area of research. Four research themes describe how the research done at Aalto University approaches this vast topic. Read more about all themes or pick one below.

Urban Life

Research surrounding humans’ interaction in and with their living environment.

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Human-Centered Design and Planning

Developing new methods for designing living environments, including cities, products and services.

Aalto University/Unto Rautio

Technological Breakthroughs

Research on the technologies required to build the environments in which we live.

Aalto University/Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Inclusive Environments

Which environments are truly welcoming of everyone and how can we develop better human-centric solutions?

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Aalto Urban Solutions group

Aalto Urban Solutions group is multidisciplinary network of researchers and professors dealing with urban studies.

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Kvartsi urban design competition proposal for a renewal of the Vuosaari centre, by Aalto architecture students Jaakko Heikkilä, Lauri Janhunen, Ahti Launis and Raisa Mäkinen for the City of Helsinki

Aalto Living+ Forums

The annual Aalto Living+ Forum is a public multi-disciplinary lecture series on themes related to human-centered living environments.

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The Living+ Platform Team

Pia-Sofia Pokkinen

Department of Architecture
Project Employee
Pirjo Sanaksenaho

Pirjo Sanaksenaho

Department of Architecture
Professor (Associate Professor)
Aija Staffans

Aija Staffans

Department of Architecture
Platform Manager Living+
Joel Wolff

Joel Wolff

School Common
Communications Assistant, Living+ Platform

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