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Journal of Nordregio no 2, 2009

Nordic high-rise city densification:
Oslo edges ahead

High buildings in Nordic capital city centres – Helsinki is most restrictive Of the five Nordic capitals, Helsinki is most restrictive with regard to allowing high buildings in the city centre. In fact, the first and only high-rise building in the Finnish capital's city centre was completed in 1931. At the other of the scale is Oslo which is currently in the process of allowing a 350 metre long row of 10 high-rise buildings just behind the new Opera house. Oslo already has two huge buildings in the same area while in Stockholm there is significant pressure to again build 'high' in the city centre. The driving force behind the heavy densification policies in Oslo and Stockholm is first and foremost pressure from publicly-owned property development companies.

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- Editorial: On skyscrapers and desires – some Nordic lessons
- Copenhagen: Between verdigris coated spires and glass towers
- Reykjavik horizon
- No skyscrapers in Helsinki
- Stockholm's famous skyline is changing
- Stockholm: Have science parks anything to do with ethnicity?
- Stockholm: Kista wants entrepreneurial ICT-students
- Bruising high-rise debates in Oslo
- Oslo: Ownership and opportunities in Bjørvika
- Highest Nordic buildings - 60 meters or more
- "Action plan" for EUs first "macro-region"
- Planning conflict in the Paris-region
- The Region of Paris (Région Île-de-France)
- Nordregio and world wide views
- Gendering Climate Change