The main policy objectives of the Thematic Group for Sustainable Cities and Urban Development:
- to increase knowledge concerning the local urban qualities and socioeconomic conditions of small and medium sized Nordic and Arctic cities,
- to help improve governance practices for sustainable development of small and medium sized Nordic and Arctic cities, based on their local urban qualities and socioeconomic conditions,
- to deepen the understanding of linkages and external relations (regional, national, global) of small and medium sized Nordic and Arctic cities with particular focus on urban-rural relations.
Our main target groups are policy makers and civil servants in the Nordic Region working with urban planning and regional development in local, regional and national authorities.