Baltic Urban Lab

An EU co-funded cross-border cooperation project that aims at improving urban planning in the Baltic Sea region. New integrated planning and partnership models for brownfield regeneration are created and tested in practice in Norrköping, Tallinn, Turku and Riga and made available to all cities in the region to help them in revitalization of urban space and support the development of smart, sustainable city districts with high-quality living and working environments.

Latest news

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:02

The third webinar's keynote speaker will be Elke Myrhede and her presentation will be about soil contamination in brownfield sites. The headline goes as "Soil contamination in brownfields  - how does it concern planning?" This webinar will offer you an opportunity to learn more about why contamination of soil and groundwater is an issue of concern in planning. The following three main objectives in planning will be covered during the webinar:

  • Safety and health
  • Environment and spreading of contamination to surrounding areas
  • Time and economy.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:37

The City of Turku is organising "Turku Future Hackathon"  in cooperation with Elisa Oyj, Turku Science Park Ltd. and Turku Technology Properties on September 29 - October 1, 2017 in the premises of Spark Up Turku.  The aim behind the competition is to find new innovative solutions for regeneration of the Campus and Science Park area from developing services to implementing smart mobility concepts.


Good Practices


Brownfield regeneration

The ‘Spīķeri’ block, a old warehouse area was re-developed and turned into a public area for culture, education and entertainment activities for inhabitants and visitors.

Citizen participation

3D models were used to encourage public participation in creation of a vision for Industrial area in Norrköping.