Nordic cities have qualities to draw on when it comes to green space, social inclusion and public health. But they are also segregated, characterised by health-related divides and by differences in accessibility to urban amenities. Without careful consideration, the health and well-being of city-dwellers can be negatively influenced in overly densified and congested cities, despite sustainability ambitions.
Nordregio has kick-started a new project called NORDGREEN – Smart Planning for Healthy and Green Nordic Cities; this project is tackling the issue of human wellbeing by developing smart planning and management solutions for well-designed, high-quality greenspaces that promote equity, health and wellbeing.
NORDGREEN is working with existing planning projects in the following Nordic cities: Aarhus, Espoo, Ii, Stavanger, Täby and Vilhelmina. The project is funded by NordForsk.
Visit the website to learn more: https://nordregioprojects.org/nordgreen/