Stepping into the urban era

We help you to take an active role in transforming our cities.

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As urbanization accelerates, cities increase their significance in today’s societies. Cities can create wellbeing in the changing times. At the same time, we urgently need to make our way of life more sustainable. As many wicked problems from poverty to climate change culminate in urban areas, cities play a crucial role in creating a just, urban future within the planetary boundaries. We foster prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future together with cities, corporations, startups, NGOs and active citizens.


We strive for developing sustainable built environments and advance new urban mobility. Based on our vast expertise of megatrends and long-term societal changes affecting cities, we create strategies, form innovative urban networks and initiate public-private-people actions. We see that the Nordic way of building cities could help in solving many socially relevant problems globally.

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Kaisa Schmidt-Thomé

Leading Researcher

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Otto-Wille Koste, he/him

Senior Expert

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Damiano Cerrone