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27 June 2023

The indispensable role of rural areas in the green transition

Karen Refsgaard
It is the rural areas that will create growth and innovation in the time ahead to ensure a green future. This means career opportunities for young people and people with skills.
19 June 2023

Confessions from a borderline zoomer: Our house is on fire but I still took 37 flights in a year

Sofia Strömgård
As I wandered through a recent youth democracy festival, my mind buzzed with one question: Why is it more fun to make a tote bag and drink cappuccino (admittedly made from oat milk) than to unleash your eco-warrior spirit and join the climate movement?
29 May 2023

From cycling to island hopping: Looking back on my internship at Nordregio

Christoph Beidenhauser
Working with Nordregio’s incredibly skilful and welcoming team, I could develop my own skills in research methodology and gain some valuable experiences in project management, that will no doubt be helpful wherever I end up in the future.
20 April 2023

What is a climate bomb?

Rolf Elmér
Yesterday, the term climate bomb was suddenly used in Swedish media to refer to a decision in the EU Parliament to tighten and expand the European Emissions Trading System (ETS). It is difficult to understand why it is called a climate bomb in media.
11 April 2023

Experts gather to discuss Digital inclusion in the Nordic-Baltic region

Nicola Wendt-Lucas
How can we create an inclusive digital transition in the Nordic-Baltic societies? How can we increase digital literacy and digital skills to help more people participate in the digital economy and society?
29 March 2023

Digitalisation and AI as change agents for regional development and planning

Rolf Elmér
Digitalisation affects people and places in fundamental ways and has far-reaching implications for regional development and planning.
21 February 2023

Looking back on a year of achievement in turbulent times

Rolf Elmér
As I put the finishing touches on Nordregio’s Annual Report for 2022, I realised this is a good time to reflect...
31 January 2023

If we make Nordic cities greener, will we become healthier and more active?

Diana N. Huynh
Find out about how we are uncovering the ways in which the provisions of green spaces across Nordic cities work or have the potential to improve.
12 January 2023

Zooming in on the Nordic region with a new urban-rural typology 

Mats Stjernberg, Anna Vasilevskaya, Oskar Penje
What is the new and innovative Nordic urban-rural typology and how can be applied to explore trends in the Nordic Region?
12 December 2022

People, pastries, presentations, posters, and (marine) planning on the pier

Andrea Morf
Last month the global marine and coastal planning community met for three days in Barcelona, including myself, asked to inspire discussions with a keynote.
1 December 2022

What can we learn from the wood construction hot spot of Skellefteå?

Alberto Giacometti, Hilma Salonen
But won’t it burn down? This is usually the first question we get when we talk to people about modern wood construction...