Baltic Urban Lab

An EU co-funded cross-border cooperation project that aims at improving urban planning in the Baltic Sea region. New integrated planning and partnership models for brownfield regeneration are created and tested in practice in Norrköping, Tallinn, Turku and Riga and made available to all cities in the region to help them in revitalization of urban space and support the development of smart, sustainable city districts with high-quality living and working environments.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:03

Our fourth and last webinar will focus on the topic of new digital tools in participatory urban planningBaltic Urban Lab cities Tallinn and Norrköping have both developed and tested new tools to encourage different stakeholders, especially citizens to give their feedback and learn more about current planning issues.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:10

A video has been produced by Laura Sarlin of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission to promote Baltic Urban Lab's Final Conference "Dealing with the Past and Planning for the Future - transforming urban brownfields into possibilities" that will be held 6-7 September 2018 in the City of Riga, Latvia. 

The video tells a story of the three-year project, focusing mainly on the last Joint City Pilot Review event in City of Tallinn, but also clips from previous project meetings and workshops from Turku, Tallinn and Norrköping could be seen. 

Good Practices


Brownfield regeneration

A 140-year old wooden building reconstructed and transformed into a wooden architecture centre - Koka Riga -  in the 19th century wooden factory district in Grīziņkalns area.


Citizen participation

A citizen summit was organized to vote on climate change adaptation methods developed earlier in a scenario workshop participated by local stakeholders.