Chapter 1 - What is a city and why?

We recently launched the book Predicting the Unpredictable – a Nordic Approach to Shaping Future Cities, written by Jonas Gustavsson, President and CEO and Helena Paulsson, Head of Urban Development.

The book is a voice in the discussion of how to plan smart, sustainable and attractive cities in times of rapid development. In this book we explore different aspects of urban development. What makes a city attractive, what has worked in the past and how can we plan for a future that is unknown? With regards to mobility, safety, housing, culture, technical development, sound and light – is there a recipe for success? The book includes food for thought, dos and don’ts and interviews with inspiring people in the forefront of development in their respective fields.

Click below to read the first chapter.
Bikes in a city.

This is an excerpt from the book "Predicting the Unpredictable - a Nordic Approach to Shaping Future Cities".


Helena Paulsson

VP and Head of BA Architecture and Design