Posted on: 10 December, 2018
Application deadline: January 24, 2019

Tallinn Workshop on Contemporary Social Trends, Policy Initiatives and Planning Measures in Large Housing Estates, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Workshop on Contemporary Social Trends, Policy Initiatives and Planning Measures in Large Housing Estates

24-25 January 2019,

Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Põhja pst 7, room A302


Organizers: ERA.Net RUS Plus project „Estates After Transiton“

Kadri Leetmaa, Anneli Kährik, Centre for Migration and Urban Studies, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Matthias Bernt, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Germany)

Oleg Pachenkov, European University at St.Petersburg (Russia)


Jan 23 Wed TALLINN

17:00 Estates After Transition project coordination meeting

20:00 Welcome dinner (all guests)


Jan 24 Thu TALLINN

8:30-9.00 Welcome coffee

9.00-10.00 Matthias Bernt Introducing ERA.Net RUS Plus project „Estates After Transition“ project

  • Matthias Bernt, Oleg Pachenkov, Kadri Leetmaa
  • Introducing project case study areas: Lasnamäe TALLINN, Annelinn-Jaamaõisa TARTU, Marzahn BERLIN, Halle-Neustadt HALLE, Parnas and Sosnovaya Polyana ST.PETERSBURG

10:00-10.30 Discussion

10:30-11:30 Prof. Daniel B. Hess (via skype), the State University of New York, University at Buffalo, and Prof. Tiit Tammaru, Department of Geography, University of Tartu

Presenting recent Springer books: „Housing Estates in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges“ Springer 2018 / „Housing Estates in the Baltics: The Legacy of Central Planning in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania” Springer forthcoming.

11:30-12:30 Discussion – research state of the art

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Field trip – housing estates in Tallinn Moderated roundtable in Lasnamäe district in Tallinn with key local stakeholders

15:00-16:15 Keynote: Prof. Christine Lelévrier, Université Paris-Est, Institut d’urbanisme de Paris Planning interventions and urban policy initiatives in Paris grands ensembles

16:15-17:00 Discussion – research on urban planning and policy in housing estates under different institutional contexts in Europe

19:00- Workshop dinner


Jan 25 Fri

8:30-9:00 Coffee

9:00-10:00 Prof. Toomas Tammis, Estonian Art Academy, Facult of Architecture How to plan Lasnamäe today? Experiences from the project „Unfinished City“:

10:00-11:00 Rūta Matonienė, Deputy director at Urban Development Department, Vilnius City Local Action Plan for Žirmūnai triangle in Vilnius: Experiences from EU URBACT Re-Block network on new planning approaches in European Housing Estates

11:00-11:30 Discussion

11.30-12.30 Lunch. Video on Annelinn-Jaamamõisa case study area in Tartu

12:30-14:00 Presentations of participants  – Recent research results on interventions in housing estates

14:00-15:00 Brainstorming on special issue plans and other future projects

15:00-15.30 Wrap-up Coffee and snacks

15:30- Evening flights from Tallinn