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 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.
Baltic Urban Lab project is awaiting for brownfield regeneration success stories that the project could disseminate further on their website and social media channels. The project has recently published a call targeting all the cities in Baltic Sea Region who wish to get more visibility to their actions:
As part of the Baltic Urban Lab project, around 50 urban planners, researchers, city officials and visualization experts came together in Norrköping on June 15 2017.