Living+ Research Themes

Visualization portraying the Aalto Living+ Platform research themes to explain the platform's approach to human-centered living environments

The Living+ Platform aims to support all research essential to human-centered living environments. Such a vast topic accommodates several different subareas of research, currently we have chosen to divide them into thirteen different subareas. Four research themes cluster these subareas, where each theme represents a specific approach to human-centered living environments.

In the center we call Urban Life, we have the environments in which we live our daily lives and research surrounding humans’ interaction in and with that environment. At its core we find Inclusive Environments, specifically dedicated to research on environments which need to be user-friendly for everyone, such as environments for education, co-creation and services. All these environments are built on human Technological Breakthroughs; research on the technologies that enable our present and future society, such as material and construction engineering. Human-Centered Design and Planning on the other hand offers the methods by which we design and develop better environments for humans.

Themes and subareas

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 Urban Solutions group

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

Aalto Living+ Platform
Visiting lecturer Akira Minagawa

Aalto Living+ Forum

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

Aalto Living+ Platform
Environmental Hydraulics Lab Water_Engineering kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen

User-centric living environments

The comprehensive design, implementation and testing of human-centric living environments come together as a multidisciplinary collaborative project at Aalto University.

Give for the future
Aalto strategy

About Living+

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

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