News for topic Urban-planning

Smart traffic lights in Liepāja in line with UN SDGs

Published: 12 April 2023
The first smart traffic light in Latvia has been installed in Liepāja. Read how the city encourages safe and liveable urban communities with neighbourhoods designed to promote walking and cycling!

Holistic solutions to mobility in port areas

Published: 23 February 2022
The webinar was opened by Tero Haahtela and Teemu Surakka from Aalto University, lead partner of the project, who briefly explained HUPMOBILE in a nutshell. The project, which started in 2019 and ended last year, aimed to provide holistic solutions to sustainable mobility in the Baltic Sea Region. It focused on sharing knowledge, developing existing solutions and processes, and improving stakeholder engagement.

A forest in the city – a place for active recreation

Published: 7 December 2021
Forest in the middle of the Valmiera city is a green, safe and accessible destination for outdoor activities. Equipped with stormwater solutions and offering a drinking water tap, the forest area is not only a multifunctional outdoor space for citizens, but also an example of taking sustainability into account when planning the area development.

Energy positive Student Village in Turku

Published: 7 December 2021
City of Turku is well on its path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2029. Last year, the city became the Lighthouse city in the project RESPONSE, where it implements a complex set of activities including the development of Positive Energy Districts.

Resource intelligence in City of Kemi, Finland

Published: 7 December 2021
How to establish an allotment garden through the resource wisdom perspective? City of Kemi, in cooperation with Lapland UAS, prepared a material package as a guide for city and municipal decision-makers, planners and area users to become a resource intelligence operator.

Sustainable city Rostock NW 2035+

Published: 7 December 2021
In September 2021, UBC Planning Cities Commission in cooperation with the city of Rostock held the annual seminar. Collaborating in small interdisciplinary working groups, participants represented a good mix of colleagues from Rostock and their guests from 10 UBC Member Cities.

Minipilots - the enablers of experimental policy-making

Published: 2 December 2021
The HUPMOBILE Minipilots Framework allows quick piloting of novel solutions in the urban space and acts as the enabler of experimental policy-making.

Tallinn is the European Green Capital of 2023!

Published: 21 September 2021
Following Lahti (Finland) - this year's European Green Capital - in 2023 is the City of Tallinn (Estonia). Tallinn was awarded the title earlier this month with the European Commission especially highlighting Tallinn's initiatives reflecting the ambitions of the European Green Deal.

Turku published a model for joint cooperation and development for the port area

Published: 23 June 2021
At present, there are many processes and developments in the port area of Turku. The new joint ferry terminal building for shipping companies Viking Line and Tallink Silja is scheduled for opening at the end of 2025. Also, new mobility arrangements (transport connections to the passenger port, port field recreational area and redesigning Linnanniemi area) will be implemented. The adjacent Linnakaupunki residential area is being built.

Likable solutions for sponge cities

Published: 28 May 2021
City as a sponge

The City of Kemi plans an age-friendly neighbourhood

Published: 9 February 2021
We aim to capitalize on the features found in the residential environment as a promoter of well-being, while also providing social and health services in an innovative way. This will be done in accordance to the principles of sustainable development. The development of the neighbourhood complies with the strategy Kemi has developed regarding the well-being of the aging population as well as the strategy regarding environmental friendliness.

Rostock Webinars: Sustainable and Green Cities

Published: 9 February 2021
The pandemic situation, however, allows us only to meet online. This is why we decided to organise Webinars with the focus on urban mobility. As a result, we plan to establish a long standing network of mobility experts, who could reach to each other for advice, support and development of new projects.