Housing and development in rural areas

Tuesday June 14
At 11:30–12:30
People first: quality of housing as quality of living
NBO - Housing Nordic & Nordic Welfare Centre
Ateljee, National Museum

Registration required

Target group:
Policy makers at all levels – national, regional, and municipal – officials and elected.
Strategic level employees and alike at housing organizations.

Event description:
At this event we will dive into the challenge of urbanization and demographic changes from a rural perspective and showcase a selection of local Nordic strategies for addressing them. Many rural areas in the Nordic countries are suffering from population decline. Young people are leaving for the larger cities for jobs or education, leading to reduced economic activity and rapid ageing of the remaining population. In other locations the industrial landscape is evolving with new green technologies and the demand for skilled workers shapes future housing demands. How do housing organizations across the Nordic region adapt and develop their housing stock in these situations? What is the role of the municipalities? and how do housing organizations, municipalities and other actors work together to enhance socially sustainable local communities? This is just a few of the questions that the event will address.

Moderator: Liv Jørgensen, Consultant at NBO.

Presentation: Páll Tómas Finnsson, researcher and communications consultant.


Register for this event with the festival registration form.

Organizer's contact details:
NBO - Housing Nordic
Liv Jørgensen