• July 19, 2017

Building Blocks for Campus and Collaboration – Livable City Forums reflected in Helsinki

Experts of the City of Helsinki and Metropolia UAS gathered at the beginning of June to wrap up and reflect their learnings from the Livable City Forums Uppsala and Tartu. Both Uppsala and Tartu have long and esteemed academic heritage and as smaller cities, they differ somewhat from the context of Helsinki. Nevertheless, the Forums […]

  • June 30, 2017

Campus Polacksbacken: Stakeholder identification in the case of a highly uncertain future development

The Polacksbacken campus area in Uppsala will undergo major changes in the next years since a fourth part of the Ångström Laboratory will be built on the parking area north of the laboratory. This building will accommodate the Department of Information Technology (ITC) now in the previous military barracks next to the Ångström Laboratory. Figure […]

  • June 26, 2017

Campuses for smarter, better Baltic cities? Notes and discussion from the EUSBSR Forum 2017

On 13 and 14 June, Project Manager Päivi Keränen and WP leader Emils Rode participated in the 8th EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region Annual Forum, held in Berlin. This year’s theme was ‘Connectivity’. The Forum was preceded by Baltic Development Forum Summit – a separate but thematically related event. The Summit lined up two […]

  • June 6, 2017

Experts: “Resilience” has new meaning in building academic centres in the World

This May, an event dedicated to the topic of creation and sustainability of university campuses was organised in Riga, upon the initiative of Riga Planning Region (RPR) and University of Latvia. As seminar experts pointed out, campuses should provide solutions to numerous challenges of today, as well as to be an integral part of the […]

  • May 30, 2017

Campus in the making, popping up in Myllypuro

The Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS is gradually starting to rise above the ground – is it possible to start building up the communication and campus community already at this stage? This question was explored with the Pop-up Metropolia Campus, which took over an empty space on the corner of busy Myllypuro Mall, filling it […]

  • May 23, 2017

Meet-up of Live Baltic Campus partners at seminar in Riga

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, […]

Illustration of Campus Albano Credit: Stadsbyggnadskontoret Stockholm (The Stockholm City Planning Office).
  • May 16, 2017

Campus Albano: Experiences and Insights from the Planning Process

Looking at the planning process design as a critical element of the Campus Albano project can provide valuable insights to others who are or will be working with similar inclusive and integrated design processes. The campus, which currently is under construction, is located in the Stockholm National Urban Park, the world’s first urban national park. […]

  • May 12, 2017

UL and RISEBA FAD: Design studio on mobility culture in the new campus area

On 27 April 2017 more than 16 spatial planning and architecture students from the University of Latvia (UL) and RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design gathered for a design session on the future of mobility in the new campus area of Pardaugava. The challenging brief for the studio stated that in the coming decade, the left […]

  • April 27, 2017
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Results of Pop-up student space test week: modify, and test again!

What was Pop-up student space test week about? A big test space USKO of Facility planning of University of Turku was in our use for a week during 3–7 April 2017. It was furnitured with different modern and innovative model office chairs and tables, and enabled multiple uses. It located in an one-storey old wooden […]

  • April 21, 2017

RISEBA FAD Research Meeting: The Future of Academic Campuses in Riga

On April 6, the Live Baltic Campus project partners in Riga gathered at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of RISEBA University. Under the thematic auspices of the Knowledge Mile in Riga, the meeting was dedicated to the mid-term review of the extensive original research performed by architecture students concerned with the future of academic […]

  • April 10, 2017

Opening a new space for collaboration and social innovation in central Uppsala

We are excited to say that on April 4 we officially opened Kollaboratoriet Uppsala as part of the Uppsala pilot for Live Baltic Campus! Kollaboratoriet Uppsala is a physical space located in central Uppsala overlooking the river. A multi-purpose space for different types of activities and events – collaborations, crossing boundaries, and developing ideas for a better world. […]

  • March 28, 2017

Ideas and discussions – valuable takeaways from the Livable City Forum in Tartu

Many thanks to our Estonian partners for the round of discussions at the Livable City Forum. These three days were worthwhile, inspirational and rich in valuable ideas for our future work, so we asked our experts to share their impressions and suggestions. Guntars Ruskuls, director of the Strategic Planning division of the City Development Department […]

  • March 21, 2017

Live Baltic Campus at MINNOfest

Helsinki Pilot took part to the MINNOfest on 16th of March in the sports hall Liikuntamylly in Myllypuro, in the neighbour of the future campus of Metropolia UAS. In cooperation with Living Well, the Health & Wellbeing Competence Hub of Metropolia, opinions of senior citizens about good assisted living space were gathered by using a toolkit developed […]

  • March 9, 2017

Making MINNOfest

While new campus building is being build, Metropolia UAS is already increasing its visibility in Myllypuro. Currently we are preparing for MINNOfest which will be held on March 16 in Myllypuro. This innovation party is the display window of joint innovation projects of Metropolia’s students and enterprises and associations of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Students will present […]

  • February 27, 2017

Latest News of Campus Albano

Campus Albano is the newest addition to the Stockholm University campus in Sweden. Production commenced in November 2015, after a five-year planning and design process. The student and researcher accommodations, and the university buildings are expected to be ready by 2018 and 2019, respectively. On January 17, Live Baltic Campus partners Stephan Barthel and Johan […]