Baltic Urban Lab

Baltic Urban Lab - Integrated Planning and Partnership Model for Brownfield Regeneration

P2 Sustainable use of common resources

2.3. Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.10.2015 - 31.12.2018

€2 200 242

€1 697 128

Project Summary:

The project Baltic Urban Lab aims at improving urban planning by developing and testing new integrated models for brownfield regeneration. The project tackles an increasing need to build attractive, high-quality and sustainable urban areas that is a common challenge for all Central Baltic cities.

The project identifies and promotes already existing good practices on brownfield regeneration and facilitates exchange of experiences between planners and experts in the Central Baltic region. New planning tools and models promoting integrated management and co-creative urban planning are developed and tested on selected brownfield sites in the four project cities. The project aims for more inclusive urban planning encouraging the participation of different societal groups including citizens, NGOs, land owners, developers, businesses and other stakeholders in the planning process and maximize the use of knowledge and resources of different parties for the development of high quality living and working environment.

During the project, four cities produce concrete integrated plans and development strategies for selected brownfield sites creating base for development projects and better utilization of brownfields.

All in all, the project leads to an increased awareness of existing good examples and solutions for better management of urban brownfield areas. The project results in a more efficient interaction and cooperation among  cities, land owners and developers and other relevant sectors involved in the urban development process in the participating  cities and Central Baltic area.

Lead Partner

Itämeren kaupunkien liiton kestävien kaupunkien komissio /Turun kaupunki

Country: FI

http://www.ubc-environment.net/

Partner budget: 490.675 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 368.006 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Nordregio

Country: SE

http://www.nordregio.se

Partner budget: 231.937 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 173.953 EUR ERDF

Turun yliopisto

Country: FI

www.utu.fi / www.brahea.utu.fi

Partner budget: 215.315 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 161.486 EUR ERDF

Rīgas domes Pilsētas attīstības departaments

Country: LV

https://www.riga.lv

Partner budget: 228.903 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 194.567 EUR ERDF

Tallinna Linnaplaneerimise Amet

Country: EE

www.tallinn.ee

Partner budget: 240.556 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 204.473 EUR ERDF

Turun kaupunki

Country: FI

http://www.turku.fi/

Partner budget: 399.678 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 299.758 EUR ERDF

Norrköpings kommun

Country: SE

www.next.norrkoping.se

Partner budget: 393.179 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 294.884 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Varsinais-Suomen liitto

Country: FI

Turku Science Park Oy

Country: FI

Valsts reģionālā attīstības aģentūra, VASAB sekretariāts

Country: LV

Turun Teknologiakiinteistöt Oy

Country: FI

Boverket

Country: SE

Tallinna Ülikool

Country: EE

Expected results

One of the main results is the tested and evaluated Integrated Planning and Partnership Model for brownfield regeneration for Central Baltic cities leading to better management of urban brownfields. The project contributes to improving the capacity of local authorities to deal with the regeneration of brownfields and lead through multi-stakeholder development processes by providing concrete tools and models for applying integrated and co-creative planning approach. The project will result in mutual understanding on the brownfields, increased awareness and recognition of existing good examples and solutions and mutual learning between cities. City Pilots that apply new planning and cooperation model will result in concrete Integrated Plans and Development strategies for the selected Brownfield site(s) in project cities creating base for viable development projects and better utilization of brownfields. The project will result in more efficient interaction and cooperation between the city, land owners and developers and other relevant sectors involved in the urban development process in involved cities and Central Baltic area. Better dialogue increases mutual understanding on the interests, roles and responsibilities of different parties in the planning process. Knowledge and resources of relevant actors will be exploited to co-create mutually valued outcomes. The project offers resources in the form of concrete strategies, plans and solutions for the regeneration of brownfields. A variety of participatory tools utilizing ICT and mobile applications will be developed, tested and evaluated while providing cities with concrete tools to increase the participation of end-users in the planning process. Based on thorough evaluation and analysis of the pilot processes, concrete operational PPP -cooperation model and principles to be integrated as part of the city planning practices and used for the development of other city districts will be produced in each city.

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