The CU project concerns rural areas in the Baltic Sea region. The goal is to create a platform for development of new knowledge about the impact of climate change and strategies for sustainability and resilience.

Rural areas in the Baltic Sea region are facing drastic changes due to globalization and climate change. Therefore, architects and spatial planners need new tools for sustainable rural planning. Another important aspect is the inequality caused by varied living standards in the rural areas of the Baltic Sea region. Therefore, this project stresses the importance of a more coherent spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region. Also, an updated understanding of the relation between urban and rural areas must be applied in order to tackle social exclusion.

The project aims to tackle challenges in rural areas by developing spatial planning strategies for rural sustainability and resilience in the Baltic Sea region. The focus will be on knowledge production and experience exchange. The project will create a platform for better understanding of the complexity of globalization, the impact of climate change and strategies for rural planning. Some of the planned activities are seminars, work labs, website production and strategy development.