Members of the Thematic Group

The Nordic Thematic Group on Sustainable Cities and Urban Development consist of members from all the Nordic countries and its autonomous regions. Nordregio's researchers cooperate with national, regional and cross-border representatives in order to achieve a better understanding of the Nordic region and provide the holistic understanding and result to policymakers at the Nordic, national, and regional levels.

Countries and self-governing territories

Kristian Elleby Sundquist (Chair)

Danish Business Authority, Denmark

Guro Voss Gabrielsen (Vice-Chair)

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway

Vigleik Stusdal

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway

Sigrid Hedin

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden

Daniel André

The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, Sweden

Olli Voutilainen

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Suvi Anttila

Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Sigríður Björk Jónsdóttir

The Icelandic National Planning Agency, Iceland

Karolina Gottberg

Åland Government, Åland

Regional representatives

Tina Kvammen Mjøs Sinclair

Vestland regional administration, Norway

Simon Sköld

Skåne Regional Administration, Sweden

Paula Paajanen

City of Oulu, Finland

Mika Uolamo

City of Oulu, Finland

Hrafnkell Á. Proppé

The Association of Municipalities in the Capital Area, Iceland

Henrik Børsting Aagaard

Vejle Municipality, Denmark

Representatives from the cross-border committees

Alf Johansen


Mathias Lindström


Matilda Sommelius

Greater Copenhagen