SECPLAN responds to the societal need of strengthening the role of planning in making second-home development sustainable.
Second homes in Norway have undergone rapid growth and modernization in the past years. This increasingly represents an important sustainability challenge including both environmental protection and climate change. However, planning which has a great potential to steer the development towards being more environmentally- and climate-friendly has not yet been able to meet this challenge. Against this background, SECPLAN aims to strengthen the role of planning in making second-home development sustainable.
The overall objective of SECPLAN is to improve second-home planning in order to promote sustainable development of second homes.
SECPLAN includes six work packages:
WP1: Conceptualizing scenarios of sustainable second-home development and planning
WP2: Assessing sustainability considerations in existing second-home planning system and municipal planning practices
WP3: Identifying barriers, challenges and potentials for making sustainable second-home planning
WP4: Comparing second-home planning between Norway and Denmark
WP5: Co-production of planning strategies for sustainable second-home development
WP6: Integrating education, research and practice in the field of sustainable second-home planning
Our research patterns include University of Agder, Telemark Research Institute, and Aalborg University. We also collaborate closely with national, regional and local planning authorities and policy makers, including Vestfold and Telemark County (VTFK), Valdres Nature and Culture Park (VNKP), Øystre Slidre Municipality (ØSK), the Norwegian Environment Agency (Mdir), and the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS). VTFK, VNKP, and ØSK serve as cases in the project.
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Participant of WP3
Participant of WP1
Professor, University of Agder
Leader of WP3
Senior Researcher, Telemark Research Insititute
Leader of WP5
Postdoc, Aalborg University
Leader of WP4
Norwegian Research Council, 9.6 million NOK
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