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Dealing with the past and planning for the future - Turning urban brownfields into possibilities Interactive Session 2: Planning the future - co-creating visions and land-use plans. Baltic Urban Lab Final Conference 6-7 September 2018
Type: Video
Brownfield redevelopment is a complex process and requires good cooperation and commitment from all involved parties. This 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.
Type: Publication
During Baltic Urban Lab the project cities have explored different methods for stakeholder involvement and participation. Experiences and lessons learned from cities have been now gathered and analysed in one publication “Developing brownfields via Public-Private-People partnerships” published by Nordregio. The report is based on observation and analysis of the methods for stakeholder involvement…
Type: Publication
Key figure data for energy benchmark of the wastewater treatment sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Topic: Energy, Water
Key figure data for sludge benchmark of the wastewater treatment sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
Current stormwater management practices consider just one unique solution, pipes. However, over the last decades, the conventional stormwater drainage has been proven insufficient to manage all impacts related to urban runoff. Cities all over the world are facing common challenges of increasing stormwater floods, and degradation of natural resources and infrastructure caused by climate change and…
Type: Publication
Dear UBC colleagues,
Type: eBulletin
Topic:
There is a high demand for redeveloping brownfield areas to make European cities grow in a more sustainable manner. However, the Central Baltic region does not have a long tradition of national policy approaches to brownfield redevelopment. Nor there is a commonly agreed European definitions on what a brownfield is. Baltic Urban Lab has published a definition for brownfields based on the…
Type: Publication
Dear UBC colleagues,
Type: eBulletin
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This manual provides support for planners in cities that are not yet familiar with sustainable urban mobility planning and who need support with where to start in the context of measure selection. As a complementary manual to the general Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) guidelines, it gives examples and suggestions on how to conduct measure selection for the first SUMP, types of measures…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
This manual provides support for cities that are familiar with sustainable urban mobility planning. A step-up city is applying SUMP measures, but not systematically. The issues this manual addresses are how to apply a systematic and effective approach in measures selection, how to find synergies between different types of measures and policy areas, how to adapt new fields of measures in to what…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
The toolbox introduces the most commonly used approaches and concrete tools for urban stormwater management. The toolbox is especially aimed at landscape architects, architects, and urban planners and designers, including those interested in or working with the design, planning or management of urban water.
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Water
Dear colleagues, The year 2017 has been a year full of activities. At the UBC General Conference in Växjö we appointed new co-chairs and Advisory Board for the next two years. During the year, we have also launched new projects and the Baltic Smart Water Hub.
Type: eBulletin
Topic:
"Climate Leadership from the Baltic Sea Region Cities"-report was launched during the XIV UBC General Conference in Växjö, Sweden, on 25 October 2017. The report is the result of a cooperation between UBC and CDP.
Type: Publication
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC's first brochure presents the project in a nutshell, a description of the living lab areas and contact information. 
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
Resource Wisdom and #Biosphere areas in UBC cities, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting, Day 1.
Type: Video
Dynamics of Biosphere area development. Cases from UBC cities on how biosphere region works as a promoter of competitiveness and sustainability, e.g. in urban planning and in development of local businesses and tourism.
Type: Video
Introduction to the Case: ”Lake Päijänne biosphere initiative” by Ms. Päivi Halinen, Senior Adviser, ProPäijänne  Association
Type: Video
Brownfield redevelopment is an important topic in Europe, where many countries and cities are experiencing rapid urbanisation. The aim of this brochure is to enable experiences of brownfield redevelopment to be exchanged between the Central Baltic countries (Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden) by providing knowledge about the conditions for brownfield redevelopment in each country. The brochure…
Type: Publication
The purpose of the Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainability Action Programme 2016–2021 is to guide the whole network of the UBC towards development of a smart and sustainable Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Christmas greetings from Björn Grönholm and the SCC Team.
Type: eBulletin
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The leaflet presents the focus areas and major activities planned in the IWAMA project.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water