URSA MAJOR Young Scientist School 2023 (UMYSS)
October 23-November 24, 2023
Photos by Jenny Turton from Arctic Frontiers
A brief description of the project
Levende Abels Gate 3 is based on the past 2 years' experiences and evaluations. Everyone who took part last year has called for a new neighborhood festival. The festival organizes Friday and Saturday, the first and second of September with activities and measures from morning to evening indoors and outdoors. Levende Abels gate aimed to create life in Elgeseter in the summer of 2023, while having a long-term perspective on sustainable urban development and focusing on mobility solutions.
Half of the residents in the Elgeseter district are students, while the other half are adults who live and work in the region. Thousands of people work in the company during the day, but the streets are deserted after hours and the businesses on the first floor are closed. An evaluation of the last 2 Levende Abels Gate - which is the basis for this year's festival - has also been carried out.
Elgeseter is a district facing a major transformation when NTNU expands and selects the area as an innovation district. The proportion of students and staff at NTNU will increase by 10-15,000, and the interest from businesses to establish themselves in the area has increased enormously in recent years. KLP and Entra start the shop development stage in Teknobyen. Elgeseter gate must also be repaired. All these reasons make this project so interesting.
Levende Abels Gate 2 is based on last year's experiences and evaluations. The event was organized on 4 September, with activities and measures from morning to evening, both indoors and outdoors. Levende Abels gate aims to create life in Elgeseter in the summer of 2022, and at the same time have a long-term perspective on sustainable urban development. Furthermore, it aims to increase social, environmental and economic sustainability while at the same time creating networks and trust among the district's actors. This year, 1,500-2,000 people attended the festival.