1999

Fornebu was Oslos main airport until 1998. The refurbishment of the 340 hectare former airport site some 10 km outside the city centre includes new housing, businesses, recreation and conservation projects. Fornebu is a peninsula in the Oslo Fjord with rich variety of flora and fauna, and long undisturbed shorelines. Fornebu is planned to host 6.000 dwellings and 20.000 employees by 2015.
Before contruction works an Environmental Program was produced, covering the areas of; transportation; energy supply and consumption; building materials, waste and mass management; natural and cultural conservation; pollution and noise.
Through the Environmental Programme innovative...

The project Beauregard is an Interreg IIIa project France-Wallonia-Flanders, based on the trans-boundary territory of the valley of the Sambre river. The aim is a concerted valorisation of the urban centers :
- 'valorisation' because the objective is to show the positive aspects of the environment and to perform the actual situation
- 'concerted' because different actors are involved : inhabitants, technicians and the elect
- 'urban centers' because they are considered like an heritage suitable for a sustainable development of the territory

Four axes of action are defined :
- a diagnosis, to reveal the identity of the...