Publisert: 09.11.2015


Urban sustainability is a key area for the development of a more sustainable society, and is an area where CIENS has particularly relevant expertise to offer. Hence, CIENS is developing the research programme CIENS Urban.


CIENS Urban will cover a range of research topics, synthesis of research results, and dialogue with users from management authorities and industry.

The research will focus on the following themes

  • Innovation in policy, planning, and participation
  • Economy and the green transition
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Welfare and just distribution
  • Sustainable transport
  • Climate adaptation

CIENS Urban is engaging in international cooperation through the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), the Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) and other research Networks.