The Nordics

The Nordic Region is the 11th largest economy in the world with 26 million people.

We top many international rankings in areas such as transparency, trust, the environment, gender equality and happiness, which also underscore our urban trends.

The Nordic Region has one of the most highly educated populations in the world. This results in a high level of entrepreneurship and innovation, with a focus on smart, sustainable solutions on an urban and international level.

Nordic cities have been heavily influenced by our collaborative and consensus-based society over time. These cultural traits have moved us to develop high quality public spaces that are open to be enjoyed by everyone.

Nordic grown and international companies share these values and operate based on openness, trust and holistic solutions involving many stakeholders; values which are increasingly important for urban developments projects in cities around the world.

Cases

The cases below represent a selection of successfully implemented or currently underway projects across the Nordics.

Browse inspiring cases from the Nordics below

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The capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik boasts of the most sophisticated geothermal district heating systems in the world, a development project that began in the 1930s and continues today.…

The district of Strømsø in Drammen is currently being redeveloped to become a future-oriented urban neighbourhood with ambitious sustainability goals.…

Expected to be finished in 2021, the Svart Hotel in Norway’s Arctic Circle will be the worlds first energy-positive hotel.…

The first waste-to-energy facility for municipal waste in Finland was completed in 2012 and processes 150,000 tonnes of household waste from 400,000 inhabitants annually.…

As a response to changes in rising sea levels, the City of Helsinki has formulated an innovative cross-departmental resilient Flood Strategy to respond efficiently and effectively to shocks and stresses caused by flooding in the urban area.…

In Svartsengi, renewable methanol is produced from carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and electricity for energy storage, fuel applications, and efficiency enhancement. …
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