North AmericaNordic Sustainable Cities is engaging with various cities across North America, 8 major cities in particular;
It wasn't untill we started working internationally that we realised how fundamental it is for Nordic Architects to think about everyone's access to views, daylight, and a social life.
No nations have come so far in providing that decoupling ecological degradation and climate change from economic growth is possible, yet still have good living conditions in advanced societies.
THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET
Why join Nordic Sustainable Cities? By joining the Nordic Sustainable Cities initiative, you will get access to market knowledge and a platform from where you can form valuable partnerships with other Nordic companies to build a stronger presence abroad and increase competitiveness. Why look to North America? The speed and scale of urbanization in many cities across North America brings challenges for which Nordic countries have innovative solutions. Read more about the North American market and why it presents great business opportunities below.
North American cities are facing rapid urbanization. Toronto, as an example, is continuing to see a boost in spending on infrastructure, which has triggered an increase in construction activity. Looking to the USA, Houston, is booming with construction and development as they are recovering from the hurricane Harvey.
With the high level of development follows the need for innovative solutions within wastewater and stormwater management, insulation, sustainable heating, and cooling systems, sustainable energy solutions, smart technologies, architecture, mobility, innovative infrastructure solutions, and urban planning competencies. A common trend in these demands is an increased focus on sustainability.
The US and Canada are furthermore markets which are open and easily accessible. They are ranked number 8 and 22 respectively on the Worldbank’s ”Doing Business Index”. With the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, it is now also easier and cheaper for Nordic businesses to export to Canada.