On Christmas Eve NSW presented the ‘Trondheim 50-50’ plan for Trondheim in the newspaper Adresseavisen. The ideas have been met with a lot more interest and enthusiasm than expected – most recently at a public meeting in the Trondheim City Library on Monday. In spite of the cold winter night, the meeting was attended by more than 300 people. There seemed to be a general consensus that the NSW ideas are more than ripe. It is therefore hoped that the local politicians will adopt the plans as a new strategy for the city, marking the urban paradigm change.
NTNU has just become the largest university in Norway. The NSW plan also takes account of how the university can be integrated in the city fabric rather than as an isolated campus expansion. Cambridge and Oxford, Harvard and Yale are referenced as well integrated city universities.
The ‘Trondheim 50 – 50’ plan has been developed in collaboration with the building society TOBB