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Nordic Sustainable Cities

Program 2017 - 2021 Closed

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.

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Branding and 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 (see below).

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Download the booklet (Chinese version).
For print version of both the English and Chinese booklet, please contact us directly.

White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities

White paper on the Nordic story on sustainable cities developed by Nordregio. The white paper tries to define what a sustainable city is in a Nordic context.

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Nordic Sustainable Cities – 54 cases

Browse through Nordregio's catalogue of the 54 cases that exemplify the ideas outlined in the ‘White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities’ (see above). 

Check out the 54 cases!

What Makes a Sustainable City presentation

Powerpoint presentation based on the booklet (78 MB). Download it and use it as you like. Feel free to delete slides, add slides and make it you own.

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An Exporter's Introduction to Financing

A one-pager (PDF) for Nordic export companies describing how the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish governments can give export credit guarantees to international projects involving Nordic companies.

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Video: Nordic Climate Adaption Solutions

Take a closer look at five examples of Nordic solutions that help create sustainable and resilient cities where people can thrive.

Check out the video on YouTube.

Video: Nordic Resiliency Solutions

From Gothenburg to Copenhagen and Oslo to Helsinki, major cities across the entire region are busy developing clever solutions to withstand the increasing threat of extreme weather.

This YouTube video shows some of them.

Video: Nordic solutions to waste management

How we handle waste plays an improtant role to the climate. In this film we take a look at Nordic innovative solutions to waste management.

Watch the video on YouTube.

How Do We Turn Waste to Wealth booklet

The Nordic countries are aiming for a zero waste society where waste is avoided. This booklet showcases 3 different cases in Denmark, Sweden and Norway that cover waste-to-energy, auto recycling and biological waste management solutions.

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How Do We Adapt Our Cities to Water Booklet

This booklet showcases city solutions originating in the Nordic countries and applicable throughout the world. It gives insights into some of the ideas and solutions that enable more resilient cities.

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Rasmus Malmborg - Senior Innovation Adviser

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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