News

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 09:30

Itäharju-Kupittaa area developments in Turku guided by a co-created Master Plan

The economy of the Turku region is currently booming. Growth in the region is fueled by the excellent success of the business sector: the strong growth prospects of the marine, pharmaceutical and technology industries in particular. The positive development is also reflected in the growing need to offer properties with excellent logistic accessibility for the numerous businesses expanding their business operations in the area.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 08:45

Risk seminar as a guide for decision making and updates on the development of a new visualization tool!

In the Pilot Site of Norrköping, the development of the new visualization tool has been making great progress. The aim of this new tool is to improve the capability of municipalities to make complex and costly environmental issues such as soil remediation, adaptation to rising sea levels and handling changing ground water levels understandable to common people.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:38

Riga organised Big Clean-Up Day and discussed development opportunities with local students

For a second year in a row, the City of  Riga organized the cleaning of the project’s pilot territory – Mūkusala within the annual Latvian event “The Big Clean-Up Day” on 24 April 2017.  With participation of almost 40 volunteers,  the group managed to collect over 50 bags of various waste along the Kīleveina ditch, including wasted home appliances and dozens of car tires.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 15:33

Planning Systems and Legislation for Brownfield Development explored in the new Baltic Urban Lab brochure

A brochure focusing on the planning systems and legislation regarding brownfield redevelopment in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Sweden has been published by Nordregio earlier in April, alongside with a policy brief.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:42

Baltic Urban Lab partners met in Tallinn

The 2nd Baltic Urban Lab Project Meeting was organised in Tallinn on March 1&3, 2017 back to back with the 1st Workshop. The project is soon approaching its midway and the focus of the meeting was to discuss what has been achieved so far, what the partners could learn from each other and to take a look at the project final outcomes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 13:21

Towards strategic spatial planning in Central Baltic Cities – First Baltic Urban Lab Workshop a success

The first Baltic Urban Lab workshop was held on 2 March 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Over 50 participants from cities around the Central Balticregion gathered to the former industrial building Kultuurikatel to discuss and share experiences about how to design better integrated planning processes involving variety of stakeholders especially in the context of brownfield redevelopment.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:56

1st Baltic Urban Lab Workshop 2.3.2017!

Urban planners and other interested experts are invited to the Baltic Urban Lab Workshop in the energetic city of Tallinn to learn how to formulate new approaches towards more integrative and inclusive urban planning! The event is open to anybody interested.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 08:35

Join the 2nd Baltic Urban Lab webinar!

The second webinar's keynote speaker is Martin Westin. His introductory presentation's working title is Power and Conflict in Planning - Practical approaches to wicked problems. Martin Westin is employed by SWEDESD at Uppsala University and works as a facilitator for collaborative planning processes in Sweden and internationally. The webinar will take place at 12:00-14:00 CET (Central European Time Zone) / 13:00-15:00 EET (Eastern European Time Zone).

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:17

Turku Future Forum brainstormed the future of campus and science park area

Turku Future Forum gathered over 200 participants to discuss and jointly develop ideas and scenarios for the development of Kupittaa-Itäharju area - the Campus and Science park area.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:25

Tallinn tested a new GIS based involvement method in city planning

During this summer, Tallinn Urban Planning Department city planners together with GIS specialists developed and launched a new involvement tool to gather ideas and visions from the citizens for Northern Tallinn City District general plan. Baltic Urban Lab project’s Pilot Site is also a part of the district.

People were invited to share their ideas and proposals  on a web-based GIS map. Inserting the idea on the map was easy: