• December 18, 2017

Inner-city campuses cause less travel and provide greater choice of freedom for campus tenants

Two-years-survey about campus-related mobility in Tartu, Estonia, has given profound evidence of the impact of campus location on urban travel load and individual activity choices in space and time. By studying the mobility and activity patterns of students and staff members of knowledge institutions, we found that well-integrated inner-city campus is favourable in front of […]

  • December 12, 2017

Expert discussion in Riga regarding cooperation models for developing campuses

Recently, Riga Planning Region (RPR) presented the potential cooperation models for developing the knowledge hub on the west bank region of River Daugava (Pārdaugava) in Riga, and invited the experts to a discussion on creating successful cooperation models, also involving the representatives from municipalities, educational institutions, as well as entrepreneurs. Presentation and the discussion is […]

  • September 29, 2017

New spatial vision of Tartu as an open, international, and smart university city

September 2017 brought a new spatial agenda to the city of Tartu when the new comprehensive plan of the city was imposed by the City Council. Four years of development process and consultations of the comprehensive plan has resulted in a balanced, yet ambitious framework that sets spatial development principles for the next 15 years. […]

  • August 23, 2017

Meanwhile in Myllypuro…

Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS is under construction and campus buildings are rising rapidly. The campus will be completed in two phases: July 2018 and August 2019. Follow the construction on webcam, you can also take a peek through the construction site fence! The following operations will move to Myllypuro Campus: Social Sciences and Health […]

  • 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. […]