Cities of the Future: From Norway with love
Cities of the Future are densely built. This means we can walk and cycle instead of using cars, reducing pollution. Fewer cars and roads make more room for bike paths and parks. This makes our cities prettier and makes us healthier. The parks will also help absorb the increasing rainfall expected in the future. Cities of the Future is a collaborative project between the Norwegian Government and the 13 largest cities in the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make our cities better places to live.
We have to cooperate to build the cities of the future. With the business sector making green products commonplace. With the Government avoiding building workplaces where there is no tram or bus. With the inhabitants, building cities where people want to live. Cities of the Future will make sure this cooperation takes place.
The Cities of the Future programme is helping city municipalities to share their climate friendly city development ideas with each other and with the business sector, the regions and the Government.
This programme runs from 2008–2014. The 13 cities are: Oslo, Bærum, Drammen, Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad, Porsgrunn, Skien, Kristiansand, Sandnes, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø.
For full information click to http://www.regjeringen.no/en/sub/framtidensbyer/cities-of-the-future.html?id=548028
The contact person for the project is Øyvind Aarvig, Oyvind.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Miljøverndepartementet, P.B. 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo, Norway.
# # #
About the editor:
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France
Bio: Trained as a development economist, Francis Eric Knight Britton is MD of EcoPlan International, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, sustainable development and democracy. His forthcoming book, “Toward a General Theory of Transport in Cities”, is being presented, discussed and critiqued in a series of international conferences, master classes, peer reviews and media events over 2015. - - > More: “Happy city” at http://wp.me/psKUY-3RH