Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) arose at the beginning of the millennium as a response to the historical failure to protect the marine environment, because of increased competition for marine space and to utilise the opportunities for sustainable eco...


October 1st was the official start date of the new three year research and cooperation project titled REGINA: Regional Innovation in the Nordic Arctic and Scotland with a Special Focus on communities with Large-Scale Projects. Small local communities...


Bioeconomy has gained growing attention and importance on the Nordic research and industrial agenda. An increasing number of Nordic actors have attempted to develop the principal products of the bioeconomy: bio-based products and bioenergy. What then...


Over the past few decades, the scale of international migration into the Nordic countries has increased considerably. The foreign-born percentage of the entire population of several Nordic countries exceeds that of traditional migration destination s...


How to deliver quality services to meet the needs of an ageing population with a shrinking budget? And especially, how to do this in remote and sparsely populated areas? This is the challenge facing the Nordic countries. One of the solutions which we...


On October 7, 2015, the second Arctic Human Development Report was launched at the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen. Interest in the Arctic has mushroomed, due in large part to climate change and expected resource development opportunities, ...


Many of the smaller settlements in the Nordic Arctic region are experiencing a population decline. As a young person from Húsavík, Iceland express: “I just feel like our community is in a rapid decline. As if the larger cities increase in size bu...


Färgfabriken’s Experiment Stockholm exhibition was opened to the public on 23 September 2015. The public exhibition includes original artworks such as a liveable green house, a floating exhibition, a soundscape and a video installation in the main...


Segregation is a pressing issue in Nordic cities. It is a sign of spatial injustices, unequal opportunities in access to housing, employment or education, a lack of affordable housing, unsafe spaces and potential social conflicts. Processes of gentri...


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