Sandra Oliveira e Costa presenting at the State of the World report launch in Stockholm
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 13:51

European launch of the State of the World 2016 report ‘Can cities be sustainable?’

On May 18 in Stockholm and May 20 in Helsinki, Liisa Perjo and Sandra Oliveira e Costa from the Baltic Urban Lab project partner Nordregio were invited to talk about inclusive urban planning in the launch events of World Watch Institute’s annual State of the World report with the title ‘Can Cities be Sustainable?’. They presented examples on how Nordic and Baltic Sea Region cities involve actors outside the public sector, such as developers, land owners and inhabitants, in their urban planning.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 13:51

The Big Clean-up Day in Riga

By participating in the environmental cleaning event “The Big Clean-up” on 23 April this year, the officials from the City Development Department of the Riga City Council in cooperation with the Community “Tuvā Pārdaugava” cleaned up the territory of Baltic Urban Lab’s pilot area.

Local authorities perspective on importance of brownfield regeneration presented by Guntars Ruskuls from the City of Riga
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:51

Our project kicked off!

Baltic Urban Lab was successfully kicked off in Turku, Finland, 19-21st of January 2016!

The conference entitled “Building Partnerships for Brownfield Regeneration” took place in BioCity and TriviumCity premises of Turku Science Park and gathered decision-makers, planners and experts from the four Central Baltic countries to discuss how new planning tools and models promoting integrated management and co-creative urban planning can be developed and tested in the project.

Priest Mill's factory workers' housing in Łódź
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:51

Baltic Urban Lab presented at VASAB Workshop

Cities and towns, seen as the drivers of European economy, play significant role in territorial development to achieve goals of EU Cohesion policy. Urban areas also face different challenges which require purposeful and coordinated action at all governance levels. To be able to achieve coherent development of the Baltic Sea Region, specific approaches for a diverse urban pattern (small and medium cities, urban partnerships, cooperation across administrative borders) are being currently discussed

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 13:51

Baltic Urban Lab project starts implementation

The project application was among the successful ones submitted to the INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 under priority "Sustainable use of common resources", specific objective "Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region" during the first call. It was granted funding by the decision of the Programme's Steering Committee on 26 August 2015, with the official implementation period starting 1 October 2015 and will last until 1 October 2018.