The Institute of Urbanism and Landscape (UL) is searching for a doctoral candidate who can strengthen and develop the institute’s ongoing research into the current development of rural areas. Application date: 1 Februrary, 2018
Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer
At present the Circumpolar North provides a unique laboratory for studying future landscapes of production, infrastructure, excavation, and environmental change.
In the endeavor to create an urban environment that is perceived as appealing by the established and culturally oriented middle class, earlier successes are unscrupulously copied: A prominent cultural building signed by a star architect, a promenade for sophisticated walk and a couple of delicious restaurants and cafes. The result is a kind of Zombie Urbanism where standardized perceptions dominate.
Investigating place-specific urbanism for sustainable communities in the Arctic.
The project maps and investigates existing and potential vitality of remote Arctic communities, with fieldwork to be completed in the Barents region, and in particular in the Varangerfjord Region (Vardø, Kirkenes) of the Kingdom of Norway, and in the Murmansk Oblast of the Russian Federation (Murmansk, Nikel).
This PhD project sets out to investigate conditions that support interaction among strangers in urban public space.
The project deals with transformation processes in rural China, and contributes to research on rural areas globally.
From Aker Brygge to Tjuvholmen.
A study of retail-based urban design and strategies towards liveable, democratic and lively urban spaces.
A survey and network of contemporary landscape practices in Latin America.
This project studies how the location of dwellings differs in order to look for patterns in the relationships between the attributes of location and housing prices.
The thesis will study how relocations and movement patterns of programs moving from the inner city parts are manifested in a new peri- urban context of the Oslo Region.
The project seeks to extend knowledge of High Arctic coastlines with a specific focus on the spatial, temporal and material engagement and experience of its inhabitants.
This research project explores the potential of a more active role for the architect as a mediator and a key agent in shaping the future, and study innovations in urban practice. How may urbanists and architects contribute to a sustainable future for our cities by operating intelligently in the space between grassroots initiatives and top-down approaches?
The project focuses on landscape in relation to the project of the metropolis – the possibility of imagining and realizing a coherent form and image of the space of inhabitation. The project proposes the image of Oslo Water Metropolis , as a tool for elaborate descriptions and projections that are able to inspire visions, projects and policies. The aim is to stimulate a dialogue in the Oslo region, to transfer knowledge from relevant experiences and models, and to invite experts and regional actors to engage in a research-by-design.
The project investigates the peri-urban landscape. It is a contentious zone where traditional land-uses meets industry, infrastructural expansion and urban development.
The project focuses on how digital technologies and media enable new ways of designing urban services and positively affect issues of urban liveability, sustainability, design and governance of cities and urban space.
This cross-disciplinary project seeks to find new methods of research and develop the way we understand change and injustice in the city. A chief aim of the project is to develop new tools and methods to gain this understanding, based on a cross disciplinary and collaborative approach.
Improving the decision-support relevance for municipal planning and policy.
Chinese urbanization gained speed three decades ago and the momentum is continuing. After years of huge amounts of constructions and migration, a new strategy that places more emphasis on small and medium sized cities and towns is introduced by the central government. Within this blue print, future urbanization in small places is planned to account for up to half of the total urbanization volume. My research is about the urbanization process in the smallest urban form: the township and villages. In order to achieve this objective, I pick one specific place as the site for a case study in this empirical research.
En analyse av metoder og verktøy for sivilsamfunnsmobilisering, innbyggerinvolvering og medvirkning i kommunale planprosesser, by- og stedsutviklingsprosjekt
How can larger logics of the territory inform of regional productivity, a process of mitigation the disturbances, and rediscover regional identity?
As restructuring element in peri-urban areas of the Oslo Region.
Through multi-sited analysis of the ecocultural footprint of a copper-mine prospect affecting both coastal and pastoral communities in Finnmark, the thesis addresses the prospects for re-productive landscapes, Sámi reindeer husbandry, coastal fishery, and outfield environments in the context of Scandinavian policies for industrial mining.
The Oslo Centre for Urban and Landscape Studies is located at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, AHO