• 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 […]

Uusimaa-viikko 2017, Tuula Palaste
  • May 17, 2017

Co-ideation for Myllypuro Campus Square

”Is it ok for me to be here? Higher education campuses are often perceived to be inaccessible and distant. On the other hand there are plenty of expectations towards them in spreading the knowledge and expertise as well as fostering innovations. Streets and squares connect campuses to the rest of the city and are excellent […]

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 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • January 25, 2017

Challenge of Myllypuro and other suburbs

Suburbs offer people shelter but what do we actually need? At the moment the eastern parts of Helsinki suffer from bad reputation. Lower housing cost in this part of the city has been one reason why it is becoming more popular place for living – nowadays suburbs tends to be places for sleeping. Excellent commuting […]

  • January 11, 2017
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A Critical Perspective on the “Smart City” Model

As urban ecologists interested in urban design we have increasingly been exposed to the smart city model (SC-model) at various planning conferences, nationally as well as internationally. “Smart City” has quickly become a present-day “buzzword” in the current debate on sustainable city development. Recently in Stockholm we attended the FORMAS breakfast meeting on the theme: […]

  • December 20, 2016

Creating the Place in Myllypuro – Students’ visions

The idea of the ‘Place to Be’ for Myllypuro Campus, the future campus of Metropolia UAS, has been composed further. The idea is to have a central and high-class public space with quality architecture inviting both the students and the residents of Myllypuro to spend time and meet each other. A potential spot for the ‘Place’ has […]

  • November 28, 2016

Building Campus Albano

As winter sets over Stockholm and the days grow shorter, Campus Albano starts seeing the daylight. Construction of the 100.000 sqm new campus area began in November 2015. A year later the first built-up constructions are now emerging, which includes a tunnel over the railway. The plans for the campus were developed in collaboration between […]

  • October 12, 2016

Myllypuro Campus got its Foundation Stone

Helsinki Pilot crew of Live Baltic Campus took part to the official ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the future Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS on September 24. Also Project Manager Päivi Keränen took the chance and participated the actual laying ceremony. Campus fascinates Myllypuro Residents That Saturday was also yearly Myllypuro […]

  • 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 […]