Organization of Norwegian Suburbs

How are Norwegian suburbs zoned and organized differently from American suburbs?

A random neighborhood in Norway. No, there is no flat space in Norway.

Creating Space for Interaction and Play

Part of Mortensrud, a lower income area of Oslo.

Mixed Housing

Classic American suburb is homogenous.
Classic American suburb is homogenous.
Mortensrud has a great variety of housing and people of all income levels and social backgrounds.

How to Avoid Car Roads in the Neighborhood

Even single-family housing areas in Mortensrud, Oslo have extensive networks of footpaths, playgrounds and other public spaces.

Facilitating Walking and Biking to School

Stenbråten skole. One of the local schools at Mortensruds suburbs in Oslo.

Access to Nature for School Children

Dense Urban Neighborhoods

Nydalen. A dense urban area in Oslo, a traditional industrial area which has been converted to office space, housing, shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and other business.

Wrap Up

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.

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