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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:13

Joint Pilot Review in Riga focused on student competition

On October 11, the Baltic Urban Lab project partners met in University of Latvia's Natural Sciences Campus located in the Pilot Site to explore the area and to discuss student planning competition that had been lauched earlier in October as a part of Joint Pilot Review Day for the City of Riga.  Representatives from Tallinn, Turku and Norrköping joined the local urban planners and the students involved in the planning competition to discuss the Pilot Site area, its potential and challenges and to offer some concrete feedback and suggestions to Riga for further implementation. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:59

Two novel ideas won the Turku Future Hackathon!

Hackathon as a novel way of involving local communities in area development Turku Future Hackathon, organised in the facilities of SparkUp in Kupittaa during 29.9.-1.10.2017, brought together 16 teams to develop new innovations for the Campus and Science Park area in Turku. The entries that shared the victory of the tight race and the main prize of 8000 euros were ”Go Questing” and”TwinCities”. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 13:22

Riga involves students in developing the Mūkusala Territory Development Concept

Students will have an opportunity to get involved in the development of the Mūkusala Territory Development Concept - Public Outdoor Design. The objective of the innovative method of the project is to create interdisciplinary Latvian student working groups, which, under the supervision of the head manager, will develop a pilot development concept, in close cooperation with the pilot area's inhabitants and entrepreneurs. Students will submit the developed solutions to a professional jury that will decide on the winner. 

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:02

Join the 3rd Baltic Urban Lab webinar!

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

Turku Future Hackathon 29.9.-1.10.2017

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.

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:22

Stakeholder meeting in Riga explored the public space design of the Pilot Site

After the midsummer, a stakeholder meeting was organized to discuss the concept of the Mūkusalas development (public space design). The professionals discussed about the ideas and purpose of ​​the concept, providing information about project timetable and innovative student engagement methods.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 14:19

Norrköping's Joint Pilot Review Day produced suggestions with great potential

On 14 June 2017,  urban planners working on the Baltic Urban Lab project came together to review the activities in Norrköping's Pilot Site - Inner Harbour (Inre Hamnen in Swedish).

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:58

Baltic Urban Lab workshop II encouraged urban planners and visualization experts to test 3D visualization tools

On 15 June 2017, around 50 urban planners, researchers, city officials and visualization experts came together in Norrköping to test and learn more from the practical examples from Sweden and Finland of 3D models, visualization tools and other interactive participation tools to support public participation.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09:33

REGISTER NOW! Workshop II- Brownfield regeneration site planning improved with 3D visualization and interactive public participation tools

Baltic Urban Lab invites urban planners and other interested experts in Norrköping, Sweden on June 15th, 2017 to learn how to benefit from the possibilities new interactive participation tools and especially the use of 3D visualization bring in urban planning.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:29

New city planning mobile app for involving community

As part of Baltic Urban Lab project activities, the urban planners at the City of Tallinn have been developing an urban planning mobile application with the aim of giving the stakeholders fast and easy access to information about the on-going planning processes and giving them a possibility to comment and leave their own proposals for more inclusive city planning.