News

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.

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.