Sustainable cities in the Nordic-Baltic region is a three-year project, in which an intensive course is arranged every autumn from 2019 to 2021, each time in a different Nordic-Baltic country.
In 2019, the course will be arranged in Tallinn in Estonia. The course is arranged by a project team consisting of members from Tallinn University, the University of Latvia, the Stockholm Resilience Center (Stockholm university), University of Helsinki (Kaupunkiakatemia), Aalto University and Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish cultural center.
The students accepted to the course have diverse backgrounds. The come from the academic fields of planning, design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban ecology, sociology, environmental-/ water engineering, and urban and human geography. The course is academically grounded and planned in cooperation with qualified teachers and researchers.
The purpose of the course is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students by offering them a chance to work with a multidisciplinary, collaborative and international approach to urban development.
The Nordic City Challenge was piloted in 2015 in Espoo, Finland. After the first three years the organizing team has continued to develop the concept, in order to be able to promote multi-sectoral and -disciplinary collaboration concerning sustainable urban development in the future.
Read more about the Nordic City Challenge 2016-2018 here