onsdag 25. februar 2015

Bringing environmental knowledge into action!

By Lina H. Ingeborgrud(http://www.ntnu.no/ansatte/lina.ingeborgrud), PhD Candidate at Center for Technology and Society Department of interdiciplinary studies of culture, NTNU

Exploring “Cities of the future” and local transportation systems through environmental knowledge management 



In BREV (bringing environmental knowledge into action) we study environmental knowledge management in Norwegian municipalities. This means how municipal employees learn and acquire environmental knowledge, how this knowledge is shared and made use of and how it is brought into plans and strategies. First we study a national initiative called “Cities of the future”. The purpose is to examine what kind of input to local environmental knowledge management that may be produced through national policy-making. Second we will take a sector approach to investigate how environmental knowledge management is performed in the transportation sector, which we see as a particularly important and pertinent area of concern with respect to sustainability. We have chosen Bergen and Trondheim and their transportation programs, respectively “Bergensprogrammet” and “Miljøpakken”.


Background and objectives

Our point of departure is that the enactment of environmental knowledge raises a fairly wide-ranging set of problems.

fredag 16. januar 2015

Crafting climate transitions from below

By Roger Andre Søraa, PhD candidate at Center for Technology and Society Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU.

The role of craftspeople in climate-friendly buildings

There are about 2.4 million private-residences in Norway. Altogether, Norwegian buildings account for approximately 40% of all land-energy usage. Building and renovating to more climate-friendly houses, for example passive-houses and low-energy houses, can greatly lower the national energy usage. Many interesting projects have been made and are underway, like Powerhouse Brattøra, shown below. 

But who will do the actual building, and what is their role?