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Nordic Sustainable Cities

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  • Published 21/06/2017
  • Last updated 22/06/2017
Promoting Nordic solutions for sustainable, liveable and smart cities.
Project

Nordic Sustainable Cities

Time

From 01/01/2017
To 31/12/2019

The rapid pace of urbanisation affects millions of people around the globe, posing challenges for health, safety and the environment. It also creates a growing global demand for solutions for the urban environment.

 

By 2050, 66 % of the world’s population is expected to live in urban conurbations. The UN Agenda 2030 recognises the crucial role of cities in driving sustainable development, as highlighted in Sustainable Development Goal 11 on the importance of making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

 

In the Nordic region we can offer high quality urban solutions based on our Nordic strengths such as good governance, public-private partnerships, design tradition, environmental and social consciousness as well as robust technological solutions.

 

The aim of Nordic Sustainable Cities is to strengthen the Nordic brand, add value to existing trade promotion efforts through Nordic cooperation and to expand the market potential for Nordic businesses. The project is carried out in close cooperation with national export organisations, clusters and businesses. To promote Nordic solutions for sustainable, liveable and smart cities on a global level, the project will:

 

  • Develop an ambitious branding effort
  • Build a joint Nordic export platform
  • Establish political partnerships and networks

 

These activities will help facilitate cooperation between Nordic stakeholders, and increase opportunities for export. The project will be run in close collaboration with national trade promotion agencies, clusters and businesses.

 

 

Activities

 

Tall buildings seen from the ground up

 

Funding opportunities: Grants for joint Nordic events (deadline 8 December 2017)

 

Apply for funding for activities promoting Nordic solutions for sustainable, smart and liveable cities to relevant stakeholders from outside the Nordic region. 

 



 

 

 

Communication material

 

 

What Makes a Sustainable City booklet

 

Booklet on Nordic sustainable cities based on the White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities developed by Nordregio (PDF 3,5 MB).



 

Additional material will be made available shortly.

 

 

Background

 

Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers' initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, which is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

This flagship project builds on the success of Nordic Built Cities, which explored the development of innovative solutions for sustainable, smart and liveable cities. The project is managed by Nordic Innovation.

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Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges

Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges initiative, which is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges is an initiative by the prime ministers of the most integrated region in the world. The Nordic region promotes sustainability and progress toward the UN Sustainability Goals, sharing knowledge of three themes: Nordic Green, Nordic Gender Effect and Nordic Food & Welfare.

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