Northern Growth Zone
Type of solution: Governance
Link or contact:Mrs. Marjo Uotila – Northern Growth Zone
Northern Growth Zone collaboration
Facilitating collaboration between the state and 14 municipalities and 6 regional councils, the Northern Growth Zone provides a semi-polycentric platform with 5 sub-regions, bringing together an economic area of 333 billion euros. Dealing with challenges on the (Northern) Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T core network Corridor in South West Finland and connections to Stockholm in the West, Tallinn in the South and St. Petersburg in the East.
Within the Northern Growth Zone a LHT (Land Use Housing Transport) agreement (the 2nd) is made to implement the Structural Modal for 2035 which has been an interaction between land-use, territorial/urban planning and traffic for dense and human scale cities based on common objectives for future growth and developments. This modal agreement is not legally binding, but adopted by the councils. The city of Turku is leading the network collaboration of the Northern Growth Zone, and as a member of the Scandria Alliance (representing the northern part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T core network Corridor) the city of Turku will also represent the Regional Council of Southwest Finland, as well as the other Northern Growth Zone partners.