The vision of Sharing Neighbourhoods is digitalization towards a socially inclusive and caring neighbourhood. We will investigate the effects of digital collaborative sharing platforms on the social interactions in neighbourhoods, and the new economic models that these platforms enable in the neighbourhoods.
Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer
Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer focusses on flexible and sustainable cities by identifying novel lessons and knowledge from cities facing complexity, crisis or limited resources.
GeoHealthAccess - The geography of vulnerability and health service access in southern Africa
The overall objective of the study is to develop a model which can be used to identify the most important barriers to access to health services in poor resource contexts in southern Africa. The tool combines perceived access to health services with measured, geographical access, and individual characteristics.
The integration of ICT solutions in critical infrastructures is making societies increasingly "smarter" (e.g. smart cities, smart grids and smart transport). This presents both opportunities and risks. This is the starting point of SmartResilience – how can we ensure that the smart society is also a safe and secure society?
Study to ensure helicopter safety
The petroleum companies in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has launched a new study to ensure that the Norwegian offshore industry remains world leading in helicopter safety. The HSS-3b report is now published.
Smart protective solutions for industrial safety and productivity in the cold
Working in cold climates involves various effects on work, health and performance. The degree of cold exposure is essential for the severity and risks associated with the exposure. Cold environment disturbs not only the machinery of industrial processes and vehicles, but is also very crucial factor to reduce worker's comfort, performance and safety.
Self Management in the Treatment of Obesity - The Patient as an Active Participant
Overweight and obesity is a growing problem in Norway and in the rest of the world, and the expenses for the community related to obesity are big. Specialists feel that obesity patients often have little insight into their illness and health, and believes that one can achieve better efficacy of treatment if patients have more knowledge. Furthermore, self-management is very important in the treatment of obesity, and health professionals and managers at St. Olav's Hospital are finding that there is potential to support even better up self-efficacy in the treatment regimen. This can lead to that more people achieve good effect of treatment with long-lasting changes of living habits, which can reduce the need for services.
Attitudes for Peace: Postconflict Public Opinion
What do people think about the institutions adopted to build peace after civil war? The short answer is simply: we do not know. The ‘Attitudes for peace’ research project addresses this shortcoming by conducting public opinion surveys in three postconflict countries (Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland), asking about ordinary citizens’ thoughts and feelings about different peacebuilding strategies.