Cities Today 15 – Special Focus

Special Focus Nordic cities

Introduction: The key challenges facing Nordic cities

Ole Stilling, CEO, IFHP

Interviews Kari-Pekka Maki-Lohiluoma, Director-General of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Anders Knape, President of the Swedish Association of Local Government (LGDK)

Camilla Rosenhagen, Senior Consultant to Danish Local Government

Gunn Marit Helgesen,Chair of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)


Special industry sections

Water: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, the Stockholm International Water Institute and Karin Lexén, Director, WorldWaterWeek, on the importance of water to the Sustainable Development Goals

Clean tech: Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and Chair of the C40 Green Growth Network

Business-city collaboration: An interview with Aleksi Randell, the Mayor of Turku on the lessons of the Urban Infrastructure

Initiative Transport: Governing Mayor Stian Berger Røsland sets out the Norwegian capital’s e-vehicle strategy

Open Data: Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki, explains how the use of open data assists with transparent decision making

City-academia collaboration: Turku’s Urban Reseaerch Programme. By Sampo Ruoppila

Gothenburg; a pioneer in green city bonds: An interview with Magnus Borelius, Head of Treasury in the City of Gothenburg