The Öresund Region is a new cross-border urban region between the nation states of Denmark and Sweden.
Öresund
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As a trans-national region the Öresund Region differs from many other urban regions. Local discussions often focus on specific historical or cultural conditions, which either connect or disconnect Danes and Swedes. But despite common belief Danes and Swedes do not constitute two homogeneous communities. The Öresund region is populated by people with various social, cultural and lifestyle affiliations, who tend to group in tribes and ghettos.

It is believed that the first Spanish and Sicilian ghettos were established by Jews themselves. Not until the 14th century were the Jews of some cities specifically forced to live in ghettos segregated from the rest of the city. Contemporary urban populations are increasingly seeking like-minded people. The new ghettos therefore do not merely accommodate outcasts, but rather people from all levels of society who feel they share a common social or cultural identity differentiating them from others. Thus it is no longer the ghetto that is segregated from the city, but the city that is being segregated into ghettos.
CoMa 2003


Do we live in the same reality?
... or in our own


Should the region integrate two nations?
... or many nationalities?


Should urbanity and nature be seperated?
... or could it be mixed?

Is growth created by the few and big companies?
... or by the many and small?

Literature
OECD Territorial Reviews; Öresund, 2003

Links
The Business Region: www.oresund.com
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies: www.cifs.dk
Danish Building and Urban research: www.byogbyg.dk
Danish Statistics: www.dst.dk
Environmental Assesment Institute (DK): www.imv.dk
OECD online library www.sourceoecd.org
Ørestat (Øresund Statistics): www.orestat.scb.se
Øresund Network AB: www.oresundnetwork.com