Nordic Cities Beyond Disruption

Many urban areas – both buildings, services and urban activity – are dilapidating. Smart urban services provide new jobs and make cities more livable. The strongest urban vitality comes from the engagement of locals, the existence of good services and fit infrastructure. Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption publication introduces a new way to develop vibrant and smart cities. Past two years KTH CESC, Demos Helsinki and 12 other Nordic cities, companies and universities have worked on how actors of built environment can push our cities onto a new path of success by improving inhabitants’ experience […]

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Trailer of Nordic Cities beyond Digital Distruption

I think this is the key way to go…..rather than thinking of Songdo as the model. – Saskia Sassen, professor, Columbia University, on “Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption” Many urban areas – both buildings, services and urban activity – are dilapidating. Smart urban services provide new jobs and make cities more livable. The strongest urban vitality comes from the engagement of locals, the existence of good services and fit infrastructure. ”Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption” publication introduces a new way to develop vibrant and smart cities. Join the launch event on 6th […]

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Smart Retro – Novel Way to Develop Cities

The Smart Retro project develops new service concepts with experts and end-users. The most promising services are proofed in real city environments. The project aims to create new services, valuable partnerships, and ultimately, a new model that – in the Nordic context – effectively combines the refurbishment of buildings with service development.

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Nordic Built Charter

Smart Retro is part of Nordic Built, a Nordic initiative to accelerate the development of sustainable building concepts. The Nordic Built Charter is a co-created, public declaration of the values, intentions and ambitions of a united Nordic building sector. The intention is that relevant actors from across Nordic borders and across the entire value chain of the building sector will commit to its ten principles.

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