As an essential path toward more integrated, resilient and sustainable urban development, brownfield regeneration (redeveloping underutilized areas of a city) has the potential to both limit the urban sprawl and promote investment to restore the land that has been contaminated by industrial activity.
Baltic Urban Lab
Baltic Urban Lab project has published a guide – Towards integrated and partnership-based planning of brownfields areas. The guide is targeted to urban planners and other experts interested to learn more how to develop brownfield areas in cooperation with citizens, NGOs, land-owners, developers and other stakeholders.
Baltic Urban Lab Final Conference on ”Dealing with the Past & Planning for the Future – turning urban brownfields into possibilities” was held 6-7 September 2018 in Riga, Latvia.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission will be continuing with the UBC webinar series, this time returning with the topic of urban planning.
UBC cities have been invited to join Baltic Urban Lab project's last webinar on the use of digital tools in participatory urban planning.
Baltic Urban Lab - Central Baltic 2015-2020 project that has been led by our Commission, will be sharing the final project results during their Final Conference "Dealing with the Past and Planning for the Future - Turning urban brownfields into possibilities" on 6-7 September 2018 in Riga, Latvia.
Urban planners are invited to learn from practical examples of 3D visualization and use of interactive participation tools in urban planning in Baltic Urban Lab Workshop II.
Urban planners from Sweden, Latvia, Finland and Estonia gathered to share experiences and create more sustainable and inclusive planning processes for brownfield regeneration. Cities of Riga, Turku, Norrköping and Tallinn presented their progress, challenges and best practices during the project meeting 1-3 March 2017.