Campus as a city
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This study focuses on the Finnish campus universities and the analysis of the spatial structure of campuses. Campuses are observed smart cities of the future with blended functions and novel learning environments. The main objective is to analyse the existing spatial structure of campuses in different scales and present how the spaces can be developed. The study evaluates, how the Smart City concept could be used for the analysis of campuses, and how the qualities of smart spaces can be used to develop the existing spaces of campuses. As a conclusion the spaces are developed by bringing smart urban qualities to the campus environment. The qualities that are applicable to campuses are discovered through the literature sources and workshops. The spatial structure of campuses is examined through the two case studies: University of Oulu and Tampere University of Technology. This study is done as a part of a multidisciplinary research group: RYM-SHOK Work package 4: Spaces for learning and creation of new knowledge. Driver Company of the Work package 4 is University Properties of Finland Ltd, Suomen yliopistokiinteistöt Oy (SYK Oy). The study provides information to the doctoral dissertation topic of Jenni Poutanen by evaluating the existing spaces of case study campuses.