City of Stavanger

About Stavanger

Stavanger is situated on a peninsula along the south-west coast of Norway. Today, 130,000 inhabitants live in Stavanger, although the greater region counts over 350,000 inhabitants, which makes it the third largest urban area in Norway.

Stavanger is a coastal town, with approximately 170 days of rain each year. Due to climate change, experts foresee an increase in rainfall, putting an increased pressure on water management to prevent flooding. Furthermore, the expected sea level rise is likely to have consequences for Stavanger on a long term. The city is already putting an increased emphasis on alternative solutions to storm water management and climate change adaptation through the use of blue-green infrastructure. However, these measures need to be further developed as part of the nature-based solutions concept. 

Green solutions are an important factor in the urban planning in Stavanger. Green belts throughout the city are important both for recreation purposes, and for water and air management. Stavanger's vision for 2050 is to improve nature's integration into the city, which will provide enjoyable green areas for the inhabitants, with water features and rich biodiversity. In 2050, the city will also be resilient to flooding from the rising sea level and storm water. 

Ambitions, Vision & System Analysis

Ambitions of Stavanger for 2050

Watch follower city Stavanger present the ambitions for the city on climate and water resilience and nature-based solutions for 2050.

Presenter: Ingerid Pegg, City of Stavanger

Latest Updates

Completing the Roadmap – Pathways to Nature-based Resilience in Stavanger by 2050

The key output for the follower cities in the UNaLab project is roadmaps for climate change adaptation through nature-based solutions. Through a series of workshops and on-site assessments, the cities move from establishing the status quo and their ambition for NBS and climate change adaptation, to creating a vision for 2050 and finally creating a roadmap with goals and potential projects to realise the vision.

The Perspective of a Follower City – Creating a Roadmap for Stavanger 2050

The Roadmapping process kicked off in December 2017 for follower city Stavanger when researchers from the Technical University of Eindhoven came to Stavanger to conduct a series of workshops resulting in the overall ambition for sustainable urban development and climate change adaptation through NBS: Stavanger 2050-Urban resilience through nature and knowledge.

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