Example of collaboration project

The Scandinavian 8 Million City

The EU project The Scandinavian 8 Million City works on mapping the potential for a modern railway solution for passengers and cargo on the tract Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen. 8 million of Scandinavia’s approximately 19 million citizens live in this area, but crowding on railways and roads are restricting development. A new railway network, highly reduced travel times, and better opportunities for commuting can create a common Scandinavian job market with solid competitiveness. The project involves 14 municipalities, regions etc. from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

IGN has contributed with geographical analyses of consequences of a high-speed connection in regards to accessibility, business and industry and the job market, in collaboration with the Capitol Region of Denmark, among others. The results are disseminated in the report Regional udvikling: tilgængelighed, erhvervsliv og arbejdsmarked (Regional Development: accessibility, businesses and industry and the job market). An analysis of the consequences for accessibility in the corridor is central to the report. It includes potential maps showing how many jobs, within a radius of two-hours with public transport, are accessible internally in the corridor before and after the possible establishment of a high-speed train.


Lars Winther, Professor,