Upon the initiative of Riga Planning Region and the University of Latvia, the partners of Live Baltic Campus project have been invited to Riga, and they will participate at a seminar on 23rd and 24th of May. The discussion will focus on a successful development of sustainable campuses in Riga.
As stated by Emils Rode, expert from Riga Planning Region, “the approach of socio-ecological urbanism that is even more applied to urban planning enables the creation of much better academic centres. This good practice has been used in developing Albano Campus in Sweden, and we would like to use the approaches and ideas created by our Swedish colleagues in order to develop academic centres also in Riga.”
The most important events from this visit of experts will happen on 23rd of May: the highlight will be a seminar “Socio-ecological urbanism – How to make our academic centres more sustainable” with researchers of Stockholm Resilience Centre Stephan Barthel, Johan Colding, Maria Schewenius and Erik Andersson, who will share their insights in creating modern campuses, thus improving the overall urban environment. The seminar will take place at the Campus for Natural Sciences in Torņakalns, Riga, from 13 to 17. Moreover, there will be an interactive workshop for students, lecturers, and urban planners, while in the morning there will be a bike tour in order to visit the academic locations in district Pardaugava and to gain a better insight of this urban area.
This event is organised in the frameworks of Live Baltic Campus, a project of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, and it is intended to serve as an introductory seminar before the Liveable City Forum Riga – a forum dedicated to the topic of developing knowledge economy in the cities in the Baltic Sea region – that is scheduled for the autumn of 2017.