Selected publications

As part of our national and international projects, Nabolagshager staff have authorered and contributed to many publications over the years, ranging form peer-reviewed scientific papers to practical user guides for community members. Below is a list of some of these publications, and links for downloading them.


2022 : Placemaking for democracy: a study of successes in Bulgaria and Norway

As part of the EEA-funded project «Neighborhood democracy in urban communities», a state-of-the-art analysis of placemaking in Norway and Bulgaria was compiled, and along with the other project activities the publication aims to contribute to democracy in the targeted communities and to strengthen democratic culture and civic awareness at a community level.

Nabolagshager authors: Kimberly Weger and Laura Martínez Izquierdo

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2022: Diamond model user guide

As part of the Horizon 2020 project «Edicitnet – edible cities network», the Diamond model user guide has been developed to map and analyse the viability of ‘edible city’ startups and other initiatives, and to help to develop strategies for continuity and growth.

Nabolagshager contributors: Laura Martínez Izquierdo, Adam Curtis

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2021: Envisioning the future of European food systems: Approaches and research priorities after COVID-19

Peer reviewed publication in the journal Frontiers in sustainable food systems

Short introduction

Nabolagshager contributor: Adam Curtis

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2021: Påvirk: Stedskaping i skolegården

Denne håndboken er utviklet spesielt for elevråd og andre foreninger og grupperinger av ungdommer, for å vise dem konkrete eksempler på hvordan man kan gå fram for å påvirke sine egne omgivelser. Publikasjonen inneholder praktiske tips til prosjektplanlegging og finansiering, samt inspirerende eksempler fra aktiviteter som Nabolagshager har gjennomført på og rundt skolegården til Hersleb H20 Videregående Skole i Oslo.

Nabolagshager authors: Clara J. Reich (main author), Laura Martínez Izquierdo, Helene Gallis (contributors)

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2021: Understanding the past, reshaping the future: Creating a space in Oslo’s Linderud Community Garden

Peer reviewed article published in The Urban Transcripts Journal.

Short introduction

Nabolagshager authors: Kimberly Weger, Clara J. Reich

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2020: Growing jobs in urban agriculture – a playbook

Short introduction

Nabolagshager authors: Idil Akdos (main author), Laura Martínez Izquierdo, Adam Curtis (contributors)

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2020: Local Business Compass – Exploring placemaking and sustainable business models in Oslo culture – a playbook

Short introduction

Nabolagshager authors: Clara J. Reich (main author), Adam Curtis (contributor)

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2019: Exploring placemaking in context, PlaceCity Oslo-Vienna

Short introduction

Nabolagshager contributors: Clara J. Reich, Laura Martínez Izquierdo, Helene Gallis

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