P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.3. Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region
01.10.2015 - 31.03.2018
€1 763 463
€1 382 471
ENDED. 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.
Partner budget: 465.464 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 349.098 EUR ERDF
Rīgas Plānošanas reģions
Partner budget: 199.715 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 169.758 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 199.750 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 169.788 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 200.000 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 150.000 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 199.275 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 169.384 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 200.015 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 150.011 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 239.144 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 179.358 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 60.100 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 45.075 EUR ERDF
Live Baltic Campus - participatory methods for urban planning
For quite sometime, cities have taken steps to include all actors in their urban planning process. Planning according to this principle presents many advantages; those who operate in the area, know their needs best and usually have relevant ideas on how to fulfill them. But what are the best methods to involve them in the process? Live Baltic Campus tested many different ones whilst developing their five integrated urban plans in the university campus areas of Helsinki, Riga, Tartu, Turku, and Uppsala.
The plans were realised based on the outcomes of four Livable City Forums, and several local events organised by the project. The five campuses around which the integrated plans were developed are:
- Helsinki, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Myllypuro Campus
- Riga, University of Latvia, new campus in Tornakalns neighborhood
- Tartu, University of Tartu
- Turku, University of Turku
- Uppsala, Uppsala University
The plan designs, based on the insights and ideas streaming from the participatory processes tested in each pilot area, resulted in the production of a Development Ideas Book, and in the Dream and Seeds Design process manual.
- Inclusive urban planning
- 5 Integrated Campus Development Plan