Urban Academy (Kaupunkiakatemia) is a platform and network that bring together multidisciplinary research, teaching and societal impact in the field of urban studies. Its vision is to create better and more sustainable cities through collaboration.
It is a strategic partnership of five organizations: University of Helsinki, Aalto University, City of Helsinki, City of Espoo and City of Vantaa. The Urban themed teaching and research in the University of Helsinki is centered in Urbaria. We are also the research engine of Urban Academy collaboration, working in close cooperation with Living+ platform of Aalto University to produce academic knowledge to answer the current issues of urban planning in cities.