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34 results for News, Department of Built Environment

Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible

Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress. But as world population continues to grow, can that last?
Press releases, Research & Art
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maankäyttö

Water management professor Marko Keskinen studies the interaction of water and society

Water management is not only about environmental sustainability, but also about equity and equality.
Appointments
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Professori Marko Keskinen

A meeting point for the research and planning of human-centred living environments

The Grand Opening of the Aalto Living+ Hub in Otaniemi attracted about 120 researchers and representatives of the industry and nearby cities. The program included keynotes, research pitches, networking, and the presentation of the new multimedia equipment.
Campus
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Aalto Living+ Hub Opening 22 October 2019

Ecological fertilizer from wastewater nutrients

By using the innovative NPHarvest-process wastewater treatment plants can get an efficient pretreatment while producing ecological fertilizer simultaneously.
Research & Art
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 NPHarvest -laitteisto toiminnassa Gasumin biokaasulaitoksella Riihimäellä

Aalto Math & Arts in Shanghai Future Lab exhibition

The interdisciplinary Math & Arts program, with its underlying course Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors, is introduced to the visitors of the Shanghai Future Lab exhibition.
Research & Art
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Math & Arts

Albedo matters for the climate and forestry can have an impact on it

A research project conducted by Aalto University found that favoring broadleaved species in boreal forestry is a climate-friendly option when considering the forest albedo. Therefore, forest management actions can directly affect forest albedo, and hence the climate, without decreasing forest productivity.
Research & Art
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Sekametsä

Pioneers in 3D virtualisation receive the first National Open Science Award

The Research Institute of Measuring and Modeling for the Built Environment (MeMo), led by Professor Hannu Hyyppä, has one of the best 3D studios in the world and a passion for developing and sharing its expertise.
Honoured, Research & Art
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Lahti

Saija Toivonen appointed as Assistant Professor of Real Estate Economics

Toivonen examines changes in the real estate sector and commercial real estate markets using the tools of futures research.
Appointments
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Saija Toivonen

Tiina Tuurnala named as Aalto University School of Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019

'My current position is an excellent vantage point for working toward zero-emission seafaring together with other stakeholders.'
Appointments, Press releases
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Tiina Tuurnala, Alumna of the Year 2019, School of Engineering

Maaria Nordman appointed as Assistant Professor of geoinformatics

Nordman’s research focuses on geodynamics, geodesy and positioning.
Appointments
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Professori Maaria Nordman istuu rakennetun ympäristön laitoksen tilojen edessä.

Elias Oikarinen appointed as Associate Professor of Real Estate Economics

Oikarinen’s main research interests are price formation and dynamics in the housing
market and real estate investment.
Appointments
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Professori Elias Oikarinen Väreen edessä.

The water we eat

Food production accounts for up to 70% of the global consumption of fresh water, the substance that is so essential to life. We need to change our diets to keep the Earth’s water from running out as its population increases rapidly.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Mika Jalava – The water we eat

Olli Varis appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor

Professor Olli Varis of the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, has been appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to professors of exceptional academic merit.
Appointments
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Olli Varis nimitetty Aalto-professoriksi

Safe and healthy walking: A theory driven cross cultural comparison study

Welcome to participate in a research project that undertakes a cross-cultural comparison of the perceived risk involved in walking near or crossing roads when using a smart phone or when affected by alcohol.
Research & Art
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Lady walking and speaking on the phone.

Panu Sainio appointed School of Engineering technology manager

Sainio's responsibilities include the development of the school's Technical Support Services and the Aalto Works block in association with the future users of the block as well as Aalto Campus & Real Estate (ACRE).
Appointments
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Teknologiapäällikkö Panu Sainio

How can we use rivers sustainably?

Humans have long altered the natural state of rivers. Now nature’s own methods can help us to manage rivers more sustainably.
Research & Art
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fragile waters infographics endangered rivers page 1 design: Lin Pei-Yu

How can wastewater become a resource?

A crucial part of the circular economy, wastewater can give us essential nutrients in an environmentally friendly way.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic circular water lin peiyu 2

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University
Cooperation, Press releases
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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

Where is the water?

Only a fraction of the water on Earth is drinkable, so we need ways to use it smartly.
Research & Art
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Where is the water?