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OPUS Project

OPUS is an interdisciplinary research project between two laboratories at the Helsinki University of Technology: the Enterprise Simulation Laboratory SimLab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Laboratory of Urban Planning and Design at the Department of Architecture. The Family research unit of the Family Federation of Finland collaborates in OPUS as an affiliated partner.

The OPUS acronym is based on the Finnish name of the project, translating to urban planning and everyday life: a learning process.

The OPUS research project meets the challenges of urban planning and every life by pursuing to
build a bridge between the planning practices, scientific knowledge and the experimental knowledge of the stakeholders. The desirable elements of the “urban planning as a learning process” concept include transparency of the process and interaction of all key actors. The results aim to benefit and satisfy the members of the public-private-people-partnership involved in the processes of urban planning, design and construction.