Live Baltic Campus: Campus Areas as Labs for Participative Urban Design
The aim of the project is to develop university campuses as innovation hubs and high-quality urban environments for users, residents, and businesses contributing to new job creation in the local economy in the Baltic Sea region.
In the joint project, Mobility Lab studies the activity space of the users of campus facilities in order to understand locational impacts of university campuses on user behaviour, activity locations and mobility as well as the resulting environmental load. We examine space‐time‐use of students and staff members side‐by‐side with the various functions of the space, e.g. the presence of cafes, pubs and restaurants, groceries, other shops and multi‐use environments, or in‐ and outside recreation facilities, as well as the accessibility of the facilities. The survey is enabled by the use of GPS‐equipped smartphones with YouSense/MobilityLog software.
The results of our study help develop knowledge-based planning guidelines for universities and local governments. The joint outcome of the project will be integrated urban management plans, developed together with city planners, governments, campus developers, and stakeholder groups.
- Ahas, R., Poom, A., Aasa, A., Silm, S. (2017) Experimental Study for Planning Tartu Campuses Based on Mobile Phone Tracking. In: Schewenius, M., Keränen, P., al Rawaf, R. (Eds.) Dreams and Seeds: The Role of Campuses in Sustainable Urban Development. Stockholm: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, pp 83−85.
- Poom, A., Ahas, R., Silm, S., Aasa, A., Post, K. (2017) Integrated campus development plan. Report for the project ‘Campus Areas as Labs for Participative Urban Design’ supported by Interreg Central Baltic programme.
- Poom, A. (2019). Tegevusruumiuuringud GPSi andmete abil: mobiilsusuuringute labori andmeinfrastruktuur. [GPS-based studies on human activity space: data infrastructure in the Mobility Lab of the University of Tartu]. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis 113. Uurimusi eestikeelse geograafia 100. aastapäeval, Pae, T., Mander, Ü. (Toim.).
- Poom, A., Metspalu, P., Ranniku, I. (2017) Campuses as Influential Actors. In: Schewenius, M., Keränen, P., al Rawaf, R. (Eds.) Dreams and Seeds: Campuses’ Role in Sustainable Urban Development. Stockholm: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, pp 92−95.
- Ideas and discussions – valuable takeaways from the Livable City Forum in Tartu. Live Baltic Campus blog. 28.03.2017
- Inner-city campuses cause less travel and provide greater choice of freedom for campus tenants. Live Baltic Campus blog. 18.12.2017
- New spatial vision of Tartu as an open, international, and smart university city. Live Baltic Campus blog. 29.09.2017
- Poom, A., Arjus, T. (2017). The new multifunctional study building Delta in the centre of Tartu. Live Baltic Campus blog. 16.02.2017
- Space-time use information for better campus. Live Baltic Campus blog. 02.02.2016
- Project name: Campus Areas as Labs for Participative Urban Design
- Duration: October 2015–March 2018
- Funding: Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020
- Lead partner: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
- Principal Investigator at the Mobility Lab: Rein Ahas
- People involved: Age Poom, Kristi Post, Anto Aasa, Siiri Silm
- Collaboration partners: City of Helsinki, University of Turku, Riga Planning Region, University of Latvia, Uppsala University, Stockholm University
- Project webpage: http://livebalticcampus.eu/
- Project information in the Estonian Research Information System
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveBalticCampus
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/lbcampus
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livebalticcampus/