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Micro urbanisation in Norway – Examples

Authors: Marianne Knapskog, Eva-Gurine Skartland, Maja Karoline Rynning
Report nr: 1947/2023
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2006-6
Language: Norwegian
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This is a case study and collection of examples of micro urbanisation in selected Norwegian villages. Micro urbanisation is a strategic site development with a focus on the centre with the aim of increasing its attractiveness. Micro urbanisation can be linked to physical characteristics of the place or non-physical characteristics that makes a village an attractive place to work, live or visit. The cases show diverse and abundant activity to make the centre more attractive and vibrant by co-locating various functions, building more houses and creating urban outdoor spaces. Town halls, schools, cultural centres or sports facilities are often important meeting places and co-locate many types of activities. The efforts of the municipalities are crucial for local development, both when it comes to ways of working and the appropriate measures. What constitutes micro urbanisation and the right type of measure depends on the local context. The condition for micro urbanisation is that the centre is invested in and prioritised for development.


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