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The CHAOS Challenge
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Oulu, Finland

The CHAOS Challenge

The City of Oulu has developed a community-driven model for generating and testing creative solutions to city problems.

Long term unemployed take the lead
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Aarhus, Denmark

Long term unemployed take the lead

The City of Aarhus is challenging the traditional welfare system by experimenting with models for self-budgeting in employment activities.

Tampere: from linear to circular bio-economy
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Tampere, Finland

Tampere: from linear to circular bio-economy

In the city of Tampere’s ECO3 business park, bio-economy and circular investments are translated into practical activities.

Climate Smart Hyllie
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Malmö, Sweden

Climate Smart Hyllie

Hyllie is Malmö's largest residential and commercial development area. By 2030, Hyllie will be 100% sustained by renewable or recycled energy, achieved by using integrated new and smart technology solutions.

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood strategy
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood stra...

Initiatives for climate change adaptation are being implemented in Copenhagen's St. Kjelds’ neighbourhood. More green spaces and innovative cloudburst solutions will increase the area’s resilience against flooding and improve life quality for residents.

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy
Copenhagen, Denmark

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy

Sustainable cities of the future will be ones where transport options other than fossil-fuel powered private vehicles are the norm. Bike-friendly Copenhagen is leading the way, as this case study explores.

Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI)
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Greater Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI)

In 2010, the cities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area began sharing public data for anyone to use freely. These open datasets, available through a web platform (www.hri.fi), make it possible for citizens to develop applications and follow public decision making.

The electric vehicle capital
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Oslo, Norway

The electric vehicle capital

With 60% of emissions in Oslo coming from the transport sector, encouraging people to use electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to make a real difference. In 2008, Oslo adopted a ten-point plan to reduce CO2 emissions, to which the large scale introduction of EVs plays a big part.

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve road safety
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Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve road...

Oslo has turned to mobile technology to tackle traffic security issues affecting parents’ willingness to let their children walk to school. Its pioneering app, ‘The Traffic Agent’, provides child’s eye feedback to enable improved road maintenance and infrastructure planning.