Baltic Urban Lab will organise its 3rd and last Workshop in cooperation with the annual Nordregio Forum that takes place in Oslo, 29-30th November, 2017. This year the forum focuses on Nordic Cities– Connecting the Urban and the Rural.
Baltic Urban Lab workshop will be one of the parallel session in the Forum Day 1 focusing especially on opportunities and Challenges of Small and Medium-sized Cities.
Our workshop topic will be “Sustainable brownfield regeneration in Nordic and Baltic cities – Transforming contaminated land into urban districts and living areas.”
Redeveloping brownfields that are located within cities reduces the need to use green areas for new developments, creates more compact cities, and will reduce environmental risks. However, sustainable brownfield regeneration requires integrated and holistic planning and close co-operation between engineers, urban designers, private sector actors and other stakeholders such as citizens. In this session, we will explore the processes by which contaminated brownfields can be transformed into sustainable urban neighbourhoods.
The session will include three case examples highlighting the importance of participation and cooperation during the brownfield planning process in order to secure sustainable development of these areas.
The workshop will feature presentations from the City of Ghent on supporting temporary uses in the brownfield development, from Finnish Contaminated Land demonstration Programme on stakeholder engagement in the context of contaminated land risk management and remediation; and from the participatory design process of Dikemark in the municipality of Asker from Norway.
We warmly welcome you to participate in our workshop!
Registration closes on November 13th, 2017!
More information about the Nordregio Forum and the Programme.