Live Baltic Campus

Campus Areas as Labs for Participative Urban Design

P2 Sustainable use of common resources

2.3. Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.10.2015 - 31.03.2018

€1 763 463

€1 382 471

Project Summary:

The project Live Baltic Campus aims at developing campuses as innovation hubs by creating better urban environment for businesses and residents and thus contributing to new job creation in the local economy. The idea is to create a working method for participative urban planning which is adopted by cities as part of their normal work.

In practice, the project brings together city planners, government representatives, campus developers and stakeholders to utilize the campuses as labs with an aim to develop plans for better integrated urban management of the Central Baltic region. The project creates a network of practitioners ensuring knowledge transfer between the northern and southern parts of the Central Baltic region. Pilot implementations conducted in each area explore participative urban planning in its different phases, from preceding the official planning, to activities supplementing the official planning and following the official process.

As the main result, project creates integrated campus development plans, as well as service concepts and implementation plans for each partner region via pilot cases co-developed with the city government and stakeholders. In addition, the project creates a platform for discussing policy objectives, exchanging best practices and improving the quality of life indicators. By creating better urban environment for businesses and residents, the project creates new jobs and has positive impacts on the local economy.

Lead Partner

Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu

Country: FI

http://www.metropolia.fi/en/

Partner budget: 465.464 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 349.098 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Rīgas Plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

www.rpr.gov.lv

Partner budget: 199.715 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 169.758 EUR ERDF

Latvijas Universitāte

Country: LV

http://www.lu.lv/eng/

Partner budget: 199.750 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 169.788 EUR ERDF

Turun yliopisto

Country: FI

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/braheadevelopment/Pages/home.aspx

Partner budget: 200.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 150.000 EUR ERDF

Tartu Ülikool

Country: EE

http://www.ut.ee/en

Partner budget: 199.275 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 169.384 EUR ERDF

Uppsala universitet

Country: SE

http://www.uu.se/en/

Partner budget: 200.015 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 150.011 EUR ERDF

Stockholms universitet

Country: SE

www.su.se

Partner budget: 239.144 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 179.358 EUR ERDF

Helsingin kaupunki

Country: FI

www.hel.fi

Partner budget: 60.100 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 45.075 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Turun kaupunki

Country: FI

Uudenmaan liitto

Country: FI

Expected results

The project uses campus areas as labs for urban planning and development, a setting for capacity building and experience exchange. As the main result, project creates integrated campus development plans, as well as service concepts and implementation plans for each partner region, via pilot cases co-developed with the city government and stakeholders. The pilot cases are situated in different phases of the official city planning process to gain as much experience as possible. E.g. the pilot area in Riga is a brownfield territory near railroad, therefore dealing with the quality of life in terms of noise, pollution, etc., whereas in Helsinki the pilot area is going through a structural change. The common objective for all the cases is to develop campuses as innovation hubs by creating better urban environment for businesses and residents, thus creating new jobs and having positive impacts on the local economy.
In addition project creates a platform for discussing policy objectives, exchanging best practices and improving the quality of life indicators. By connecting municipal administrators, professionals, academics, and active citizens, the project creates a network of practitioners, which can take a life of its own after the project conclusion.
While its direct beneficiaries are the universities and cities where pilot projects take place, the project serves as an example of participative, collaborative planning, which can be adopted in other urban development situations. Working relationships between city administrators, universities, design professionals and the society are created and strengthened both locally and at CB level. Online solutions for these collaborations and joint development efforts are explored and tested. Result indicator: integrated campus development plans developed in each partner city.
Pop./area:
Helsinki 621863/715.49 km2;
Turku 184123/306.37 km2;
Uppsala 140454/48.79 km2;
Stockholm 909976/188 km2;
Tartu 98449/38.86 km2;
Riga 701977/304 km2

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