The Kopli peninsula is on the brink of a fundamental transformation into a new urban extension of Tallinn while keeping its function for a shipyard and respecting ecological values in and around the area, such as the park areas, old forests and the bird directive area of Paljassaare.
The second ISP was held in Tallinn (Estonia) during the week 20-27 of May 2019. Approximately thirty-five students were tutored by twenty teachers from the seven partner universities. After surveys and analyses of the study area, the students envisioned possible transformations of the coastal landscape of North Tallinn-Kopli peninsula. Six teams of students were assigned as many case studies.
On the first day, the local staff of the EMU presented the main challenges to be tackled by students. The main issues were the uses over the time and their impact upon the area; socio-economic dynamics (i.e. gentrification); the architectural and natural values; potential social contrasts between the local community and future of the area as a cultural hub; preservation of the architectural heritage, especially from the Soviet era. A member of the Tallinn Planning Department Office presented the main ongoing activities and projects in the area, such as new developments and green corridors. Two afternoon lectures illustrated the social capital of the area, the approaches to analyse the resources of the local community, and how to create a cooperative governance. Afterwards, the students freely visited the study areas, also to get personal impressions of the Baltic coastal landscape.
The second day focused on the comprehension of different methods to be used for analysing coastal landscapes: interviews of residents; the Blue Health Assessment Tool (BEAT), applying photography to the perception of water landscapes. Students had the chance to test the BEAT tool in the afternoon and discuss the results with tutors.
The third day started with the application of the visitors’ employment survey using a specific app and an all-morning walk in the entire peninsula. The results were processed and discussed in a plenary session on Thursday. In the afternoon, a lecture on the historical development of the area, focusing also on main residential, industrial and shipyard buildings, enabled the students to comprehend the significant changes occurred in the 20th-21st centuries. In addition, there was a guided visit of the area looking for significant landscape characteristics, buildings and sites.
From the fourth day on, the students were asked to work in teams, by drawing synthetic maps and sketches to communicate their perception of the coastal landscape. During the on-line seminar Jekaterina Balicka of EMU presented design strategies used in landscape projects for addressing blue-health issues, such as reconnecting people with the water, introducing water as a playful element. Martin Knuijt of OKRA landscape architects (NL) showed two cutting edge projects along the Dutch Coast (Katwijk aan Zee and Cadzand Bad) that showed how landscape design can create multifunctional values for coastal defences, pushing economic development, opportunities for leisure and nature experience.
There were two internal presentations – of the analysis on May 23 and design proposals on May 26 - plus a presentation on May 27 to experts and staff of the planning service of Tallinn. As in the previous ISPs, the method has integrated traditional analyses with innovative tools, enhancing the importance of site experiences and participation in the process of sustainable coastal landscape design.
The project's fourth Transnational Partner Meeting took place in Naples (Italy) between the 4th and the 6th of April 2019. The project team met to discuss the current status of the second learning activity (on-going online course and Tallinn IP taking place in May 2019).
The project team also did a study trip to Pozzuoli and the Phlegraean Fields, in order to plan the activities and themes for the third Intensive Programme in the Pozzuoli area, which will take place between the 8th and 17th of September 2019.
Registration for the 2019 COLAND Online seminar and Intensive Programme Workshops is now open - more details here.
Registration Online Seminar
Participation in the online seminar is free and open to students at any institution as well as the general public.
Participation is possible in active or passive mode.
Active participation includes:
Passive participation includes:
Registration Tallinn and Naples Workshops
Participation in the Tallinn and Naples Workshop requires personal application. Only students enrolled at the partner universities are eligible for an ERASMUS travel grant.
Applications must include:
Applications will be received until 1st of March 2019.
Online applications here.
The 3rd Transnational Partner Meeting of the CO-LAND project took place between the 23rd and the 25th of November 2018.
During the meeting, the project team reviewed the first learning activity (online course March - June 2018 and the Mangalia Intensive Programme which was organized in September 2018) and did a study visit in Tallinn in order to prepare the next learning activities.
The second learning activity will start on the 22nd of March 2019 with the online course, and will also include the Tallinn Intensive Programme which will take place in May 2019.
Open online course and workshop in Mangalia, Romania
The CO-LAND programme is offered by a 7-University Consortium in cooperation with ISOCARP and the LE:NOTRE Institute.
The goal is to empower future planners and designers through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing spatial, social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe.
Online course 23.03.-15.06.2018, weekly sessions on Fridays from 15 00 – 16 30 pm CET
Mangalia workshop 16.-25.09.2018 hosted by Ovidius University Constanta in cooperation with the municipality of Mangalia