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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:

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 13:01

Development of the Torņakalns neighbourhood was planned during creative workshop

Riga’s Pilot Site within Baltic Urban Lab project -  the area around the Mūkusalas iela (street) -  is situated in the Torņakalns neighbourhood on the bank of the river Daugava with a view to the city centre (Old Riga). The surrounding area of the pilot site is developing fast with the new National Library built and the University of Latvia's new campus area located next to the pilot site.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:04

Turku Future Forum will gather ideas for the development of Campus and Science Park area

How does the area between University Hill, Kupittaa and Itäharju brownfield triangle look like in 2030s? What kind of businesses and services are located in the area? How is the future mobility system in the area and how do the buildings look like? 

Turku invites everybody to join the Turku Future week to jointly develop ideas and vision for the future development of world class Turku campus and science park area. The future week takes place between 28.11-1.12.2016.

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:29

Risk evaluation workshop guides Norrköping to choose the most sustainable brownfield remediation methods

The Norrköping’s Pilot Site “Inre Hamnen” is located in the place of old gasworks that used to produce gas, tar and coke. Due to the industrial history, the site that will be transformed to a new city district with 800 apartments in the next decade, is heavily contaminated with tar, benzenes, cyanides and heavy metals. Before the transformation process can start, the site needs to be remediated.