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Dødens trekant i norske byer

Debatten om norske små- og mellomstore byers utseende og funksjon har blusset opp igjen. En av årsakene til at mange norske tettsteder nå er dysfunksjonelle og triste ligger i at butikkene har forlatt sentrum. Gågatene er spøkelser der annenhver butikk har gråpapir over vinduene. De er vitner om en tid som er forbi, og det er som om ingen har forstått at tiden er ute for gågatene – som vi kjenner dem.

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Murmansk: a coastal city?

Forged by its strategic location and by geopolitics, Murmansk has been the primary port city in the Russian Arctic since it was established in 1916. With access to ice-free routes to the Barents Sea and open waters to the West, Murmansk has been a strategic military port and indeed has been witness to two World Wars.

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Building and Learning in a Place

The Fogo Island Inn tells several stories at once – amongst them one on the power of internationally acclaimed architecture in a stunningly beautiful and remote location, to one of the power of local ingenuity, craftsmanship and community building.

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Zombie Urbanism in Vanishing New York

Read Jeremiah Moss’ interview with Jonny Aspen on Vanishing New York – a.k.a. The Book of Lamentations: a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct.    

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The Oslo Centre for Urban and Landscape Studies is located at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, AHO