Nabolagshager presents their research results on how placemakers in Oslo ensure that their projects are long-lasting in their publication "The Local Business Compass - Exploring Placemaking and Sustainable Business Cases in Oslo".
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The booklet presents insight into how Oslo's placemakers finance their projects.
In Oslo there are four main tendencies when it comes to funding, provision of economic means by foundations and the public sector, a business model, self-funding, and crowd-funding. Placemakers finance their projects and present their business models.
The work illustrates the most popular business models for placemaking in Oslo which are service, innovation, platform, membership, and entrepreneurship business models. The publication also draws on third places and creative placemaking. A variety of inspiring placemaking projects from the Oslo contexts are featured.
Nabolagshager aimed to explore how financial sustainability in placemaking projects is ensured in Oslo. The research was conducted as part of the JPI Urban Europe PlaceCity project and Nabolagshager is grateful for the funding from the Norwegian research council.
Nabolagshager would like to thank all interviewees for their inspiring insights and Anna Bradley from Placemaking Europe for thoughtful comments and editing support. Clara J. Reich and Adam Curtis are behind the publication at Nabolagshager.
Check out Nabolagshager’s website to learn more about their projects and research.
Clara J. Reich