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2 Sep, 2019

Open seminar 12 September – Future of regional development

An open seminar on the future of regional development will be held 12 September at the University of Akureyri. The seminar is organised by Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Byggdastofnun and Nordregio and in cooperation with the EK-R...
3 May, 2019

Green Infrastructure: a successful tool in strategic land use planning

The Nordic countries are known for their green cities, full of accessible green and blue spaces and surrounded by agricultural land, vast forests and lakes. Viewed in aggregate these green and blue areas are a network. A concept called Green...
25 Mar, 2019

Solving Society’s Most Pressing Challenges through Housing

Climate change, inequality & social isolation are among the biggest challenges of our time, and they have more in common than may first meet the eye. Each is a global challenge. Each requires local action as part of the solution. And with all...
13 Mar, 2019

Rural Development in Action – new Issue of Nordregio Magazine

A crucial part of Nordic cooperation consists of exploring, comparing and innovating the socioeconomic structures embedded in the Nordic model – or where Nordregio is concerned: provide policy input regarding development and planning practices...
7 Mar, 2019

New chairman of the Nordregio Board

The chairmanship of the board of Nordregio has passed form one Norwegian to another. Bjørn Kristen Barvik has taken over from Erik Vieth-Pedersen, both from the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. Here he outlines his vision...
13 Feb, 2019

Seasonal tourists and second homes boost local economies, but challenge local service planning

Estimates show that about half of the population in the Nordic countries now have access to second homes. Along with a growing in-flux of tourists, this creates a significant but irregular flow of people from urban centers to small cities and rural...
23 Jan, 2019

A growing municipality may not be all it seems – New grid-level study reveals people flows inside the municipality borders

Some municipalities show positive signs of growth, but a closer look at the statistics  may reveal another story. This first comparative study on a grid level (1,000 x 1,000m) between 2008-2017 in the Nordic Region shows population changes that are...
17 Jan, 2019

Amman, one of the fastest grown cities in the world, is moving towards sustainable city planning

The Jordanian population is constantly growing due to the crises in its neighboring countries, and the pressure of the refugee influx is certainly felt in the capital Amman. Rapid urbanization also creates urban growth in Jordan. During Amman’s...