Region Skåne serves as the, the directly elected self-governing, County Council for the Swedish county of Skåne. The County of Skåne is located at Sweden’s southernmost point and has an area of 11,027 km2, with a population of 1,214,758. The highest decision making body is the Regional Assembly and the region is governed by the Regional Executive Committee. Region Skåne was founded on January 1, 1999 by the county councils of Malmöhus, and Kristianstad counties, as well as the Malmö Municipality to serve as a joint county council to oversee the comprehensive development and governing of the region as a whole. Region Skåne’s responsibilities include issues relating to health and medical services, regional growth and development, public transport, culture, as well as interregional and cross-border cooperation. Region Skåne’s membership in the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities is only the latest sign of a long running commitment to addressing environmental issues through its regional development strategy, a history which includes such ongoing cooperation programs as: Biogas Syd, Energy Office Skåne, Fossil Fuel Free Skåne 2020, Sustainable Mobility Skåne, Solar Region Skåne, and the Sustainable Business Hub network.

For more information visit the Region's website.


Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.

Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation (SASUI)

An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.