• 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 23, 2017

Service design and its role in the campus development

Service design – what is it all about? If we ask Wikipedia, it offers us the following definition: “the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service, in order to improve its quality, the interaction between service provider and customers and the customer’s experience”. But as I work with […]

  • February 16, 2017

In or out?

Illustration: “ICONICUM” – the winning design of the architectural competition by Architect11. The new multifunctional study building Delta in the centre of Tartu Age Poom, Tõnis Arjus Finding the best location for a new IT study complex was the most influential spatial decision in the University of Tartu in year 2016. The principal question was […]

  • February 14, 2017

UBC study started at the University of Latvia

On 2 February 2017, the University of Latvia (UL) signed an agreement with consulting company “Dynamic University” Ltd. for performing a study on University-Business Collaboration (UBC) opportunities at the UL and how these can be supported by the new Tornakalns campus infrastructure. The study will be performed through questionnaires and interviews, workshops and focus groups […]

  • February 2, 2017

Prototyping and testing ahead in Turku!

In the pilot project of Turku, we are in the phase of actually making experiments and test the idea of Flexible space sharing on the HE campus in Turku. We have proceeded by following an experimental development process, and are at the moment in the stage of planning, how to test the idea in a […]

  • October 25, 2016

Discussing Design: Design for Europe Summit in Tallinn

On 06 October, we – Project Manager Päivi Keränen and WP2 leader Emils Rode – participated in the Design for Europe ‘Powering Innovation’ summit in Tallinn. Design for Europe as a 3-year project financed by the European Commission aims to identify, promote and create best practices in design policy and use of design – especially […]

  • September 19, 2016

Meeting, Making, Researching at Live Baltic Campus Uppsala

We’ve been scoping, meeting, having dialogues and developing plans. And we are excited about the Uppsala Liveable City Forum coming up in November. Here’s a little introduction and background to Live Baltic Campus Uppsala. Uppsala and the Uppsala region are in an expansive period, and we believe that the active involvement of Uppsala University in this process […]

  • May 18, 2016

Design and the City – Notes from the Lab

Just a few weeks after our study tour in the Netherlands, again I found myself in Amsterdam: this time to participate in the conference Design and the City. The experience started for me with a two-day Lab of Labs – a ‘design charrette‘ led by seasoned designers from around the planet. I took part in the one called ‘Fields […]

  • May 17, 2016

Live Baltic Campus tour in Holland – Design student’s reflections

The Netherlands is renowned for its innovative design culture. We Finns, too, are often held to a high esteem for our tradition in design and architecture. Yet, practicing design today entails much more than pursuing functional shapes and timeless aesthetics – it is a set of tools to understand and solve real life challenges and […]

  • May 10, 2016

Experts discuss the development of an integrated urban environment initiated by Riga Planning Region

Tornakalns is one of central areas of Riga in Pardaugava (the Left Bank) that has been modified little over the years, yet this area will undergo major changes in near future. Currently, the University of Latvia has started to work on developing an academic centre and a campus in Tornakalns. However, this is only one […]