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19 September 2023

Nordic Superblocks to be promoted with the support of WALCC

The Nordic Superblocks as Decarbonization Catalysts (NSDC) is a new Business Finland-supported initiative, led by WALCC member Skanska and supported by a consortium of leading-edge expertise from KONE, Tietoevry, Granlund, Integrio, Synocus, and Research partner Tampere University. NSDC will be actively collaborating with the WALCC as a project with funding through NextGenerationEU through 2025.

The NSDC initiative supports Finland’s aim to be a forerunner in decarbonization. The aim of NSDC is to simplify and accelerate planning, permit, and appeal processes to enable the transition towards zero-emission buildings and carbon-neutral living in cities. NSDC supports sustainable urban planning and development as well as building life-cycle management through breakthrough research and proof of concept pilots.

The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities collaborates with the NSDC initiative to identify relevant pilot cases and share experiences through the WALCC website and in various events where both parties will jointly engage with external stakeholders to promote the decarbonization of buildings. Continuous updates on the progress of NSDC will be available at

The NSDC initiative will be launched at the “Transformative innovation in action” Forum (link) in Vaasa on 19-21 September. The Forum offers an opportunity for members of the NSDC consortium to engage with participants to explore common interests and future collaboration opportunities.

For more on the NSDC initiative, see this brochure.