News

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 14:43

Definition for brownfield areas & national recommendations published!

Baltic Urban Lab project has published a definition for urban brownfields. There are no commonly agreed European definitions on what a brownfield is. The definition published by the project emphasizes the importance of integrated and partnership based approach for the redevelopment of brownfield areas.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:32

Baltic Urban Lab represented at the Annual Days of Soil Protection and Soil Research

The annual days of soil protection and soil research were held on 14–16 March 2018 in Oulu, Finland. The event was organized by the Soil protection and environmental protection technology association (Mutku ry). The days interested some 100 participants, including for example representatives from the biggest contaminated land consultant companies operating in Finland. 

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:06

Riga successfully completed student contest for the best Mūkusalas territory development proposal

On 9 February 2018, at the premises of the National Library of Latvia, students from the University of Latvia (LU), Riga Technical University (RTU) and Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) delivered presentations for the Mūkusalas territory development concept.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 13:39

Baltic Urban Lab Project Meeting brought inspiration to all our cities

Good mood and inspiring people seem to be what unites everyone working with the Baltic Urban Lab project. This last project meeting was no different. The 3rd project meeting of Baltic Urban Lab project was held on 14-15 February 2018 in Turku, Finland. The focus was on discussing the results so far and the finalisation of the project outputs.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 08:42

Finding synergies with fellow Central Baltic project "INSURE"

Back in 2015, when Baltic Urban Lab project was kicked off in Turku, a fellow INTERREG Central Baltic project "INSURE" was also launched. Both projects have gotten funding from the same INTERREG programme yet emerged from different specific objective categories - INSURE belongs under the "Reduced nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow in the Baltic Sea", whereas  Baltic Urban Lab categorises under the objective called "Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region". 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:36

Baltic Urban Lab partner cities peer reviewing Turku

City of Turku held Baltic Urban Lab’s Joint City Pilot Review meeting in the recently opened Visitor and Innovation Center Joki on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. The event was organized as a part of Baltic Urban Lab project activities and attendees came from partnering cities Tallinn, Norrköping and Turku as well as University of Turku, Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) Sustainable Cities Commission, INTERREG Central Baltic Programme and Nordregio.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 16:45

Join REFILL's Final Conference in Ghent!

Our friends at the REFILL project are about to start making conclusions from their journey in temporary use in the city landscape and we are of course, sharing their invitation to join their final conference with all of you.

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!