Baltic Urban Lab kicked off!

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

The Conference entitled “Building Partnerships for Brownfield Regeneration” 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.

The general brownfield-oriented session of the event enabled reflecting upon the importance of the topic the project deals with from the perspectives of different actors involved – such as city authorities, private companies, researches, NGO’s and active society representatives. Moreover, participants got to know better the project pilot sites in Riga, Tallinn, Norrköping and Turku at their current state of development, and visited the Kupittaa-Itäharju brownfield area.

Baltic Urban Lab has for its goal to improve urban planning by developing and testing new integrated models for brownfield regeneration. The partner cities with pilot sites are Riga, Tallinn, Turku and Norrköping. The project is co-funded by the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 and is coordinated by Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission, supported by action leaders Nordregio and Brahea Centre of University of Turku.

For further information about Baltic Urban Lab, see here.