Strategic Thematic Area 2014–2023


– Sustainable societal development

Illustration photo of hands holding a plant.

Main research topics

Goals and institutional framework

Conditions for sustainable politics and practices.

Sustainable urban development

Sustainable buildings, urban design and transport solutions in cities.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Understanding relationships between human activities and sustainable use of natural resources.

Environmental and sustainability analysis

Analytical tools that quantifies the environmental impacts at the community level, product level and business level.

Cross-cutting initiatives

ICT as an enabling technology

Ethical perspectives

Sustainable design and business models

Land use

Director Annik Magerholm Fet. Photo Terje Trobe.


Professor Annik Magerholm Fet


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Tone Woie Alstadheim, photoCoordinator

Senior adviser Tone Woie Alstadheim


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