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The Research Council is announcing NOK 71 million for urban research

The call for proposals gives priority to thematic areas that support the objective of achieving a sustainable society – socially, economically and environmentally.

  • The social city
  • The economic city
  • The environment-friendly city

The call for proposals for urban research has three thematic priority areas: the social city, the economic city and the environment-friendly city. (Foto: Sverre Chr. Jarild)

The figure below gives an indication of the thinking behind the three thematic areas in the call. Priority will be given to projects that combine at least two of these three areas in an effective manner.

 

Cities as arenas for solutions promoting the transition to a sustainable society 
 


 

Social, economic and environmental sustainability




 

The social city

culture, values, diversity
 

inclusion, quality of life, public health

power, governance, planning, instruments

security, preparedness, safety

The economic city

industry, trade, production

circular economy, sharing economy, bioeconomy

entrepreneurship, creativity, technology

infrastructure, ICT

The environment-friendly city

land area, transport, mobility

land use, housing developments, physical urban development
 

climate, nature, pollution, energy
 

blue-green structure


Expanding its horizons
The Research Council is expanding its horizons with this initiative and call for The complex challenges facing cities and urban areas makes it necessary to search for solutions at the interface between subject areas, sectors and branches of industry, says Executive Director Fridtjof Unander. (Foto: Sverre Chr. Jarild) proposals. Researchers, actors from trade and industry, and others must come together and be open to each other’s ways of thinking and expertise, according to Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director of the Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment at the Research Council.

“We are seeking integrated solutions. The challenges facing cities and urban areas are complex. We must therefore search for solutions at the interface between subject areas, sectors and branches of industry. This means that researchers, actors from trade and industry, and others must create new constellations and be open to each other’s ways of thinking and expertise,” says Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director of the Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment at the Research Council.

 

 

 

 

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