Container Event: Maritime Advisory Board
Topic of the practice
This good practice focuses on the initiative taken by the City of Oulu to further strengthen the governance of the Brownfield maritime area of the city and involve the stakeholders by organising the Container Event and the creation of the Maritime Advisory Board
Good Practice Information
This good practice focuses on the initiative to further strengthen the regeneration of the Brownfield maritime area of the city, which involves different stakeholders. Following the Brownfield Days, adoption of the partners’ recommendations, and signing of the City Brownfield Pledge, Oulu conducted this Container Event, and created the Maritime Advisory Board. The first sign of the change and a start of the co-operation is a container located at the shoreline. It is a platform for interaction of various stakeholders and an event of exhibitions, brainstorming and other interactive activities. How to involve local communities of the brownfield area? How to make the first step? According to the partner recommendations and the Oulu Pledge it is critical to raise awareness of the area as a resource and by establishing the location in people’s minds. Also creating opportunities for temporary uses by providing facilities such as containers and by organizing events was considered important.
Likewise, the Maritime Advisory Board, led by the Deputy Mayor, acts as an unofficial and open discussion board and an interaction workgroup which promotes the project. It includes decision-makers, management and employees from many city departments, for example cultural, technical and business, and also stakeholders: business sector and maritime enthusiasts. The Board has organized maritime seminars related to the case study area. Groups formed from the Board have been involved in group works related to the case study activities and planning. The Advisory Board is based on the Partners' recommendations and the Brownfield Pledge.
Evidence of success
As an initial result of the initiative, there are 20 communities involved; more collaboration forged; 1 extent of areas developed.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Mr. Jere Klami
City of Oulu, Technical Centre
Annex completed on: 09-01-2011