#S50 Liveable Baltic Cities (LiveBaltic)

HA Spatial Planning – Encouraging the use of Maritime and Land-based Spatial Planning in all Member States around the Baltic Sea and develop a common approach for cross-border cooperation

The issue addressed by the main project is the quality of living in Baltic Sea cities. While the Nordic capitals Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo are ranked among the world's 'most liveable cities', other Baltic cities are far behind. Quality of living is one of the key factors for attracting international talents and increasing the competitiveness of the local economy. By sharing the knowledge and practice of planning for liveability, cities on both Western and Eastern shores of the Baltic Sea can benefit by becoming better places to live, work, study, and do business.

This project aims to understand how the quality of living indicators are included in municipal and regional planning, and what are the best practices in the most 'liveable' cities. It will also look at practical ways how liveability of cities can be improved by using various citizen participation tools, and will assess available good practices. It strives for the establishment of a network of policy makers and planners focused on liveability issues. The project also aims at developing a set of policy recommendations for participating cities/regions on improving planning for their liveability.

Seed money project partnership

  • Uusimaa Regional Council (FI)
  • Riga Planning Region (LV)
  • urku Science Park Ltd (FI)
  • Cleantech Estonia (EE)

Seed money project’s total budget: 49,860.00 EUR

Ms Christine Chang; tel: +358 44 353 3014; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.