Transit-oriented development in the Greater Copenhagen Region
As part of the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Regional Development and Planning 2017-2020, three thematic groups have been established, in the following areas: 1. Sustainable rural development. 2. Innovative and resilient regions. 3. Sustainable cities and urban development. The groups have been set up by the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Regional Policy (EK-R), under the Nordic Council of Ministers for Sustainable Growth. Members are representatives of the relevant ministries,
... ional authorities, regional authorities and cross-border cooperation committees. This report is part of the Transport for Regional Integration in Border Regions (TRIBORDER) project. TRIBORDER consists of three elements which all fall under the theme of Sustainable Cities and Urban Development. The purpose of TRIBORDER is to analyse the potential challenges of planning and developing transport connections in three cross-border areas of the Nordic Region. Part One focuses on how small-and medium-sized cities in Värmland and Østfold can benefit from the introduction of a high-speed train connection between Oslo and Stockholm. Part Two focuses on the Kvarken Region and the effects of the Umeå-Vaasa ferry connection on their surrounding regions. And Part Three, which this report is an outcome from, focuses on accessibility to and from small-and medium-sized cities in the cross-border context of the Greater Copenhagen Region. The topic of the report is an important part of a Nordic agenda concerned with strengthening cohesive border regions that promote development, innovation, and growth (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2017). The border committees in these three areas are active partners in these projects, along with Nordregio and members of the thematic group on Sustainable Cities and Urban Development. The issues of integrated transportation were re-emphasised in Spring 2020, when the Nordic Council announced that it wanted to strengthen the Nordic countries' cooperation around transport. (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2020).