The municipality of Kristiansand faces challenges arising from growth, an ageing population and demands for climate-friendly urban development, which call for a long-term urban development strategy. In the parallel project called ‘Kristiansand 2041’, the city asked four specialist firms to produce analyses, ideas and proposed future scenarios for the long-term development of the city.The project was presented as part of Kristiansand’s 400th anniversary celebrations.
COWI’s response included driverless transport solutions, a car-free centre, start-up village and health cluster, and can be viewed in full at www.kristiansand2041.no
. The project presented seven main solutions for Kristiansand to succeed in the future: Value-creating development, Gravane start-up village, Campus health cluster, public housing for the future, active transport, a car-free centre and driverless and shared transport.
COWI also carried out SWOT analyses in the areas of demographics, climate, technology and driverless cars, and globalisation, which were used to design the ultimate solutions.