Nordic Planning

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Book of Proceedings of the PLANNORD Reykjavik Symposium 2013.
The Thematic Group ‘Nordic Planning’ (PLANNORD) is aimed as a platform for networking and exchange of knowledge, concerning spatial planning in the Nordic context faced with global trends and challenges. The purpose of the Thematic Group is to share experiences and insights on contemporary and emerging planning challenges, in connection to various development conditions and different scales of spatial planning and governance, in particular at local-regional levels. The overarching aim is to promote spatial planning research and education excellence within and on the Nordic context, and to facilitate related peer support for the academic community, while also facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration between the academia and planning practice. The main form of activity are bi-annual symposia, hosted by each Nordic country in turn.

Additionally, the Thematic Group engages in arranging and facilitating PhD education, by arranging PhD workshops at least bi-annually, and sharing educational support and information of open PhD courses and seminars arranged by Nordic schools of planning individually. The aim of PhD education collaboration is to improve the quality of PhD-level planning education, share education experiences, study programs and promote development of curricula, and to support networking among young academics.
The Thematic Group has established collaboration with the newly founded Nordic Journal of Urban Studies.
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Coordinated by: Professor Raine Mäntysalo