Mentor & Student Research Lab II


Let’s se@ Vibrant Urban Solutions for Baltic Cities, 2016

SAVE THE DATE June 23-24

Core Theme

The MSRL research will focus on the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), considered a multidimensional urban phenomenon, with Gdansk acting as a hub for the research teams. The idea of the MSRL is to promote the collaboration of professionals and (PhD) students by bringing together the mentor(s) with a local research team working (both) in Gdansk (and other Baltic cities).

They will be sharing experiences and proposing strategic recommendations to strengthen sustainable urban development initiatives for BSR at the international, regional and local levels. The mentors are encouraged to organise their teams operating within the MSRL framework. With the open structure of the MSRL the topics will be selected by the mentor with the help of his/her team.


Potential list of suggested topics of the research may include:

BSR cities and networks: challenges, visions, ways forward
How are the Baltic cities connected? How could their planning and design be integrated? What are the mutual influences and co-dependencies of the cities? How do these connections react in the architectural and spatial forms of the cities?

Maritime spatial planning as a tool and process
How to integrate and bring together land (the coast) and water (the sea) in architectural and planning perspectives? What are the lessons from other coastal cities? What are the new threats and challenges that need to be addressed by planning?

Multicultural coastal cities: new challenges of urban policies
How do urban traditions and cultures meet and what is the spatial result of this meeting? What is the role of architecture and planning in that process? How to increase the resilience of the local cultures (architectural heritage, the local uniqueness)?

Integrating eco-systems approach into design in coastal cities
How can the integrated environmental design be integrated into city planning and architecture of the coastal cities? How can regional scale be integrated with local solutions? What challenges do Baltic cities have in common?

Contemporary port and maritime industries as growth drivers
What are the relations between the new economies emerging from the port infrastructures (the modern logistics, maritime industries, manufacturing, sustainable energy developments, shipyards, research and development and the city in economic, symbolic and material dimension?


msrl brochure

Find out more about MSRL tasks and benefits in the
MSRL 2016 Brochure (pdf).





Final materials of MSRL 2.0

the findings for ´Vibrant Urban Solutions for Baltic Cities´…

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Final Conference Invitation

25 June 2016 – Vibrant Urban Solutions for Baltic Cities

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Teams 2016

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1st Conference

22 March 2016
9:00 am

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Mentors 2016

Professionals representing Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Iraq

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