NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities

NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities

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NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities is a cross-disciplinary knowledge cluster of architects, planners, designers, artists, engineering, ICT, social and economic sciences. Together, we offer open urban innovation, co-creation and decision support for people-centric smart sustainable cities, supporting public and private sector as well as civic society with a unique merger of transformative, technological, artistic and practice-based research. With urban living labs, public-private partnerships and integrated design thinking, the initiative supports cities in their ambition to truly become cities for people, cities of culture, green cities, digital cities and learning cities – in short, truly smart and sustainable.

NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities coordinates amongst others the following projects and programmes:

NTNU is a partner of the European Commission's New European Bauhaus initiative, and we contribute to the ENHANCE European Universities of Technology Alliance.


+CityxChange Final Conference in Trondheim

+CityxChange Final Conference in Trondheim 3-5 October 2023

We are honoured to have hosted the Final Conference of the +CityxChange project between October 3rd to 5th in various locations in Trondheim. We had participants from about 26 European cities and 9 projects, all coming together to explore innovative solutions for climate neutrality in urban spaces. It's amazing to see the passion and dedication of city leaders, innovators, and partners from all around Europe.

We extend our sincere appreciation to our partner cities who have been integral to this journey over the past 5 years: Alba Iulia, Limerick, Písek, Trondheim, Võru, Sestao, and Smolyan.

For more information, you can explore the recently published 'How to PED' cookbook.



Contact information 

Smart Sustainable Cities
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Department of Architecture and Planning
NTNU, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Visiting address
Alfred Getz vei 3, Sentralbygg 1, Room 568