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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:10

Brand new app AvaLinn invites people to have their say on designing the public urban space

The urban planners in Tallinn have recently launched the participatory mobile application called AvaLinn for encouraging co-creation and thinking together better solutions for the North Tallinn area and specifically right now for the Skoone Bastion area which is one of our project's Pilot Sites. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:57

Ambitious masterplan in Turku targets growth

In the end of November last year,  Turku Science Park Masterplan 2050 was publicly launched. According to the Master Plan, the Science Park area will be developed as an international concentration of expertise and a showcase of top competence with ambitious objectives. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:23

Happy Holidays from the project team!

Happy Holidays from the project team! 

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:46

Norrköping launching their visualization tool on 8.12.2017

New visualization tool called Earth Autopsy that has been under development in Norrköping, will be launched later today. The tool will make it possible to explore the underlying layers of a brownfield site.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 13:40

Unique Visitor Centre "Joki" will be opened in Turku on 8.12.2017

Unique visitor centre that will exhibit both business innovation and city developments will be opened to the public in the City of Turku on 8 December 2017. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:08

Baltic Urban Lab joins Nordregio Forum 2017

On 29 November 2017, we held the 3rd and last Baltic Urban Lab workshop titled "Sustainable brownfield regeneration in Nordic and Baltic cities - Transforming contaminated land into urban districts and living areas" as one of the parallel sessions of the Nordregio Forum 2017. A high demand for redeveloping brownfield areas, such as harbours and industrial sites, to make European cities grow in a more sustainable manner exists.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 14:49

Join our 3rd Workshop organised within Annual Nordregio Forum!

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. Our workshop topic will be “Sustainable brownfield regeneration in Nordic and Baltic cities – Transforming contaminated land into urban districts and living areas.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 13:00

Share your excellent brownfield stories!

We are interested to learn about sustainable brownfield regeneration projects and case studies - if Your city has an excellent example of an old industrial building/area turned into lively neighbourhood with great recreational opportunities, we would like to hear from you!  Especially, when in the planning phase, you have utilized citizen participation and more inclusive urban planning processes for regenerating the area!

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:13

Temporary Urbanism in Tallinn's Pilot Site

City of Tallinn has been discussing and testing temporary uses for their Baltic Urban Lab Pilot Site, located in the UNESCO protected area called Skoone Bastion. As temporary uses tend to vary widely in their purpose and duration - their viability depends on the local market and regulatory conditions in addition to the work of entrepreneurial project initiators and their supporters. Common temporary projects include community gardens and other green spaces, special events such as festivals or concert series, and stores or restaurants.The experimentation and reversibility afforded by temporary use practices can encourage a multilayered approach to land use and increase the likelihood that a vacant space will eventually find permanent use.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:07

Soil remediation process kicked off in Norrköping

The latest news from the Norrköping's Pilot Site highlight the start of the processes of soil remediation in the area and the finalization of the visualization tool. uring the last few weeks, the soil cleaning process has started in the Inner Harbour - first out is the so-called Kolkajen, furthest in the east in the area. The graffiti walls that were located in the area have now been moved a few hundred meters further away to make room for the ground cleaning works.