Norwegian Institute for Urbanand Regional Research (NIBR)
Norwegian Institute for Urbanand Regional Research (NIBR)• NIBR is an independent social scienceresearch centre whose mission is todevelop and publish research-basedinsights for the benefit of decision-makers in public and private institutionsas well as for the general public.• The institute carries out research bothnationally and internationally.
NIBR• NIBRs vision is to further develop urban and regionalresearch as an inter- and multidisciplinary field ofstudy with a global perspective.• Annual turnover approx. 65 mill NOK• Financed through commissions and basic grants fromthe Norwegian Research Council• NIBRs major clients are the Research Council ofNorway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ NorwegianAgency for International Development Co-operation(Norad), Ministry of Environment, Ministry of LocalGovernment and Regional Development, Ministry ofHealth and Care Services, Ministry of Children andFamily Affairs and the local government sector.
NIBRs organisation– Research areasBOARDDir. Resources Research DirectorKnut OnsagerResearch DirectorTrine MyrvoldResourceDepartementResearch DirectorEvelyn DybResearch DirectorMarit HaugDepartment forSocioeconomicand TerritorialStudiesDepartment for Housing andEnvironmental PlanningResearchDepartment forInternational Studies inDevelopment, Transitionand MigrationDirector of EconomyLise KvanvikDepartment forWelfare, Democracyand GovernanceResearchDirector GeneralHilde Lorentzen
Research departments• Department for Housing and EnvironmentalPlanning Research• Department for International Studies• Department for Socioeconomic and TerritorialStudies• Department for Welfare, Democracy andGovernance Research
Department for Housing andEnvironmental Planning Research• Planning research and environmentPlanning regimes and planning systemsLand useNatural resource managementCultural heritage and planning processes• Urbanisation processes and local area developmentSocio-cultural development of placesSocial-economic development of placesPlace images, identity and mobilityUrban, semi-urban and rural areas• Housing researchHousing policy, means and implementationHousing condition researchHousing and property market, inclusion and exclusionHousing quality and housings areas
Department for InternationalStudiesSub-nationalgovernanceCivil societyPoverty andmarginalizationIn depth countryknowledgeLanguaugesCross-culturalcollaborationEmpirically groundedsub-national studiesEvaluationsPost-conflictGender andequalityHealth andHIV/AIDS
Department for Socioeconomicand Territorial StudiesThe department has the following main research areas:• Socio-demographic and regional demographic studies,migration dynamics, cohort and life-span perspectives andstudies• Regional economic studies, territorial and economic effectstudies, impact assessment, local government economics• Studies and evaluation of regional development, cooperationand policies, industrial dynamics, firm clusters and networks,innovation systems and dynamics• Integrated studies of regions, specific territories, localcommunities and places/centres in a development perspective• Climate change; socio-economic, local/regional anddistributional aspects
Departement for Welfare,Democracy and GovernanceResearch• 15 researchers• Political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists• Research subjects:– Forms of governance and organisation in – andbetween - local and central public administration– (Local) democracy– Central control and local management– Local politics and citizen involvement– User involvement
NIBR in CIENS• Oslo Centre for InterdisciplinaryEnvironmental and Social Research(CIENS) opened in October 2006• CIENS is a collaborative researchpartnership of independent researchestablishments and the University ofOslo• 8 institutes and 550 employees