P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.3. Better urban planning in the Central Baltic region
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
€2 029 724
€1 593 295
Cities around the world have identified the need for better integrated participatory urban management to bridge their long-term visions and objectives into practical urban development actions. AU provides a cross-border collaboration platform to Central Baltic cities willing to address integrated urban planning challenges.
Augmented Urbans (AU) aims at strengthening the integration of three aspects of urban planning: timeframe, participation and technology. It improves stakeholder participation and links long-term visions with short-term actions to provide high level of expertise to Central Baltic cities. For this reason, new, augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies (AR, VR & MR) are explored and utilised as tools to support urban planning processes in guiding discussions, and providing immersive scenarios.
A shared Matrix of indicators for urban resilience is co-developed and new technologies aid in creating a space for interaction between city officials and local actors. Local urban planning initiatives are run in each city with two iterations. These actiones are supported by a multidisciplinary Advisory Board. The context, objectives and findings planned for each round are co-defined and shared during interregional Planners Forum events. Cities have an opportunity to adopt methods learned from their peers' planning and implementation experiences. In the framework of the projectfive integrated urban management plans are developed to aid Central Baltic cities to become more resilient and sustainable. Gained insights are shared via existing networks.
Partner budget: 463.081 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 341.013 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 32.204 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 24.153 EUR ERDF
Högskolan i Gävle
Partner budget: 172.515 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 129.386 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 218.803 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 185.982 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 212.592 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 159.444 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 162.841 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 138.415 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 175.052 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 131.289 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 147.000 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 124.950 EUR ERDF
Rīgas Plānošanas reģions
Partner budget: 100.000 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 85.000 EUR ERDF
Tallinna Linnaplaneerimise Amet
Partner budget: 144.354 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 122.701 EUR ERDF
Högskolan i Gävle
Partner budget: 201.281 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 150.961 EUR ERDF
Project will have wider input to BSR policy level, by close cooperation with VASAB and CSPD/BSR,
making the region a front-runner in novel urban development strategies, fostering:
1) Definitions of sustainability and resilience, challenges and possible solutions in the BSR.
2) Parallel implementation scenarios of plans.
3) Policy recommendations based on developed matrix of indicators to be shared on local, interregional and macro-regional levels (presented in Urban planners network and to VASAB).
4) Expertise exchange both on local and interregional level, contribution to implementation from new stakeholders.
5) Working methods for utilising MR technologies in the integrated urban management and recommendations in which cases and state of the planning process they’d be best utilised.
6) MR visualisations of the case areas, and the possibility to modify them (new in the world of novel technologies, and to planning processes).
7) MR scenarios of the cities in the future, aimed to guide planning and decision-making.
8) Communications of insights gained, interactive exhibitions, video reports, articles, scientific articles.
Local Actions, total city land area
Helsinki 214.21 km2;
Tallinn 159.2 km2;
Gävle 42.45 km2;
Cēsis 19.28 km2;
Viimsi 72.84 km