baltic urban lab

Baltic Urban Lab video premiere!

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. 

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.”

Join the 3rd Baltic Urban Lab webinar!

The third webinar's keynote speaker will be Elke Myrhede and her presentation will be about soil contamination in brownfield sites. The headline goes as "Soil contamination in brownfields  - how does it concern planning?" This webinar will offer you an opportunity to learn more about why contamination of soil and groundwater is an issue of concern in planning. The following three main objectives in planning will be covered during the webinar:

  • Safety and health
  • Environment and spreading of contamination to surrounding areas
  • Time and economy.

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.