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Segregated cities and planning for social sustainability – a Nordic perspective

Within Nordic cities, residential segregation is a hotly debated topic, often discussed in conjunction with concerns relating to socio-economic inequality, welfare provision, immigration, and integration. Nordic capital cities have experienced...

From migrants to workers: Immigration and integration at the local level in the Nordic countries

Since 1990, the population of the Nordic countries has grown by 15 percent up to 26.5 million people, mainly due to immigration from abroad. Still many Nordic municipalities struggle with declining and ageing populations, and labour shortages. In...

Can planning combat segregation and strengthen social sustainability?

Within Nordic cities, residential segregation is high on the agenda and a hotly debated topic, often discussed alongside concerns relating to socioeconomic inequality, welfare provision, immigration, and integration. Social sustainability is another...

Supporting Inclusion

Europe is currently dealing with a major influx of migrants and refugees. Every week, thousands of people are risking their lives for the opportunity to create a better future in Europe, notably in Germany and Sweden. Immigration is only the first...

Small-scale Tourism in Rural Areas

Rural tourism has often been considered to be a remedy for rural decline, and as a tool for creating employment and economic growth. In this Working Paper researchers’ assess challenges and potentials of rural tourism in the Nordic countries....

Integrating Urban Planning and Regional Development

Harmonizing and integrating regional growth policies and physical urban planning, between and across different administrative levels and political fields is an important challenge for current and future spatial planning in Sweden. In this working...

Nordic Cross-border Cooperation Committees and Cross-border Authority Integration

The Nordic Working Group on Globalisation and Cross-border Cooperation has published a paper which gives an overview of the current eleven Nordic Cross-border Cooperation Committees and their work. Part one of the paper gives an overview of the...

Nordiska gränskommittéer och gränsöverskridande myndighetsintegration

Den nordiska arbetsgruppen för globalisering och gränsöverskridande samarbete har publicerat en rapport som ger en överblick över dagens elva nordiska gränsöverskridande kommittéer och deras arbete. Rapportens första del ger en...