Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region 2020

Riga, Latvia

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25 - 28.9.2020

Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region brings together 20-25 talented students from the Nordic-Baltic countries into an innovative and multidisciplinary four-day intensive course around sustainable urban planning.

Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region 2020

Are you interested in sustainability and urban planning? Would you like to participate in a case-competition in a multidisciplinary and international team, and gather academic course credits for your contribution? Then look no further: This Nordic 5 ECTS course and competition gathers 20-25 students from the Nordic-Baltic countries to share ideas and work together on a real-life planning case, taking on the challenge of developing sustainable cities. If you are a master-level student studying for example urban planning, architecture, landscape-architecture, geography, natural sciences, arts management or social sciences you are welcome to apply to the course! The application deadline is May 31st. All course expenses are covered (organized travels, meals, programme) and the course enables you to network with your fellow colleagues in the Nordic-Baltic countries, as well as central stakeholders.

The course is arranged every autumn during 2019-2021, each time in a different Nordic or Baltic city. This year the competition is arranged in Riga. The themes of this year are transformation, mobility and social innovation.

To ensure an equal participation from all the Nordic-Baltic countries and different disciplines, we kindly ask you to make a preliminary sign-up for the course. Write a short motivation letter on why you would like to be chosen. Please remember to ensure with your professor/responsible teacher that you’ll get 5 ECTS at your home university prior to applying to the course. The form opens Monday March 30th and closes on Sunday May 31st.

Interested in the course? Please read the course description before applying!
View the course description here
Read more about the project here

Questions? Please contact:
Jonna Similä, Project Leader, Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region
Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, jonna.simila(at)hanaholmen.fi, +358 40 649 5454


The course is arranged by a project team consisting of members from Tallinn University, University of Latvia, Stockholm Resilience centre (Stockholm university), University of Helsinki (Kaupunkiakatemia), Aalto University and Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish cultural centre.

The project is funded by Nordplus Horizontal and runs from 2019-2021.

Apply here