Cities of the Future is a collaboration between the Government and the 13 largest cities in Norway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the cities better places to live.
|Today, cities are home to half of the world’s population. Cities are already the biggest consumer of energy and are responsible for 80% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Compact and Good Cities
Cities of the Future are densely built. This means we can walk and cycle instead of using cars, reducing pollution. Fewer cars and roads make more room for bike paths and parks. This makes the cities prettier and makes us healthier. The parks will also help absorb the increasing rainfall expected in the future.
We have to cooperate to build the cities of the future. With the business sector making green products commonplace. With the Government avoiding building workplaces where there is no tram or bus. With the inhabitants, building cities where people want to live. Cities of the Future will make sure this cooperation takes place.
The Cities of the Future programme will help city municipalities to share their climate friendly city development ideas with each other and with the business sector, the regions and the Government.
This programme runs from 2008–2014. The 13 cities are: Oslo, Bærum, Drammen, Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad, Porsgrunn, Skien, Kristiansand, Sandnes, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø.