March 21 and 22, 2019
Team members from Aalto University in Espoo, Finland visited the Media Lab’s City Science group to discuss ongoing collaborations and new projects. In recent years the Aalto team has been developing a campus-as-a-service model, whereby the university campus operates as a collection of shared spaces which can be utilized by different groups within the university, as well as local schools and businesses.
Moving forward the MIT City Science group and Aalto University teams will develop projects and tools to support the long term development of the Aalto campus. The focus will be on increasing the social density and innovation potential of the campus as well as encouraging more sustainable mobility behavior. This research will once again use the university as a testbed with access to an urban planning group, campus data, and a space for deployment as research progresses.