European countryside is today on the frontier of social and spatial change. Likewise, the city, does landscape and its social infrastructure develops in relation to political, technological and economic frames. But while radical urbanization proceeds around the world, data shows an opposite but gradual development in Europe. However, it seems that people are not moving back to the countryside, but rather to an urbanized countryside.

How we will plan and design for the urbanized countryside will obviously become a key question and that is why we invite you to come and listen to Arklab at the Business Arena in Umeå 2019 and hear what we think about the urbanized countryside.

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