Green transitionsThe research group "Green transitions" works with various topics within sustainable development, and is happy to use both Urban Living Lab (ULL) methodology and other co-creative processes to gain new knowledge and work toward the sustainable development of places and industries. Green transitions" is a broad concept open to different interpretations, definitions and practices, ranging from green versions of today's dominant economic systems (green growth) to more radical transformations of the same systems (downsizing). What characterizes “development” - a key concept in the social sciences in recent decades - will similarly be the subject of a wide range of interpretations. At Telemark Research Institute, we recognize this complexity, and that power and politics influence which choices are made. Our researchers have different approaches to issues related to these concepts. In our research, we therefore strive for a comprehensive and open discussion about the challenges of sustainability and future choices, with an underlying value focus on social and environmental justice.
Sustainable place development
A central theme in many of our projects is how we can contribute to sustainable development at the local and regional level. This is…
Sustainable food systems
We have a special focus on cross-sectoral collaborations to promote sustainable development in the food system, with a focus on agroecology, regional food systems…
A fundamental issue that cuts across many of the themes we work with is how we can work together to achieve sustainable social development.…
Land-use, outfields- and resource management
We work for increased knowledge related to social and economic development, resource use, broad value creation and issues related to land use planning, second…