Background and activities

I teach and supervise students in urban geography and landscape studies. My research engages with people-place and people-nature relationships, by empirically exploring various urban neighbourhoods and environments. Much of my research has focused on the Norwegian housing estate as a particular place and planning problem. In my PhD, published as a monograph in 2015, I analysed the gap between the expert’s ideas about what the Norwegian housing estate offers as landscape and home, and the estate as lived by its residents. More recently, I have followed the area based development program at Saupstad-Kolstad housing estate in Trondheim, Norway. From this research, I have taken an interest in exploring the role of citizen participation and urban communities in relation to discursive ideas within urban planning and governance, such as area based approaches to neighbourhood upgrading or ‘smart’ urban development.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Rørtveit, Hilde Nymoen. (2019) Drabantbyen som problem: Områdeløft møter beboere på Saupstad–Kolstad i Trondheim. Bysamfunn.
  • Rørtveit, Hilde Nymoen; Henriksen, Ida Marie; Tjora, Aksel. (2019) Bysamfunnets realiteter og muligheter. Bysamfunn.


  • Setten, Gunhild; Brown, Gry Katrina; Rørtveit, Hilde Nymoen. (2018) Landscape and social justice. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies.
  • Støa, Eli; Aranya, Rolee; Rørtveit, Hilde Nymoen. (2018) Lokalsenter, nabolag og bolig. Muligheter og barrierer for sosial integrering av flyktninger i Trondheim. 2018. ISBN 978-82-7551-212-1.




  • Rørtveit, Hilde Nymoen. (2013) «Genialt planlagt»? Drabantbyen som hjem. Hus, hjem og sted. Geografiske perspektiver på vår samtid.