Turku, with its surrounding municipalities, is an energetic centre of growth in the Baltic Sea area. The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination. Turku is the oldest city in Finland, and the city recently launched a new Turku strategy2029 including the goal of Carbon Neutral Turku by 2040. The Living Lab district Kupittaa (2.85km2) is located in the eastern part of the city center. It is one of Turku´s most rapidly developing brownfield areas. In addition to diverse types of housing, a university hospital, a train station and Finland’s largest urban park, the laboratory area also houses a Science Park and all the central campuses of the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and soon the new campus of the Turku University of Applied Sciences. The laboratory area is connected to the spearhead projects of the city.