Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter

Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one of the many reasons why it won the European Green Capital Award for 2019.

The city’s waterways have been subject to a new revolutionary strategy which has completely reversed the previous approach of enclosing these channels. They are now being actively re-opened in order to make them accessible for people, to efficiently manage stormwater and facilitate development and restoration of habitat.

European Green Capital Award
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/winning-cities/2019-oslo/oslo-2019-application

Government
https://www.oslo.kommune.no/english/

Elsewhere on the Web
Consenzo Bar

Headlines
What happened when Oslo decided to make its downtown basically car-free?

Parks
Vigelandsparken – Named after the sculptor Gustav Vigeland this park is Oslo’s largest.

Wikipedia
Oslo

Planeta.com

Norway

Norway Links

European Green Capital

Cities

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