Federation for
Housing and

Norsk Planmøte – Norwegian Meeting of Planners

Monday 07.11.2016 to Tuesday 08.11.2016
Stavanger, Norway

The CEO of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), Anette Galskjøt, will give a keynote and conduct a workshop during this year’s Norwegian Meeting of Planners which will take place from 7-8 November in Stavanger.

Housing is key to sustainable development: cities should be able to accept all kinds of people and provide access to decent housing. The importance of housing for all is also central to the newly adopted U.N. New Urban Agenda, 

But how should a worldwide agenda be conducted in Norwegian cities? The driving forces for change vary in different parts of the country, and this of course requires local knowledge and customized ways of cooperation.

The Norwegian Meeting of Planners is a major national academic conference organized by BOBY (the Norwegian sister organisation of the IFHP) every other year. The theme of the 2016 meeting is 'Population Policy’ and 'Housing Development’.

The Norwegian Meeting of Planners 2016 will be a learning arena where those involved in developing Norwegian sustainable cities will be able to build on new cooperation based on a common understanding of urban development, processes and methods and on how to measure results. The meeting will conclude with a statement about models of cooperation that might be suitable for future development. 


The keywords of the meeting are:

·         Territory

·         Plan

·         Policy

·         Project

·         Population


The conference has evolved to become a valuable moments of education and an important meeting place for both Norwegian BOBY members and anyone interested in community planning and development.


The event will be conducted in Norwegian. IFHP's contribution to the meeting will be:

"The New Urban Agenda og forandringskapacitet i det 21. århundrede. Anette Galskjøt, CCO International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP).

FN godkjenner i oktober 2016 på Habitat III-konferansen den nye agendaen for både nordlige og sydlige deler av verden (global north and south). Byutvikling og urban governance henger uløselig sammen; vi har utfordringer og behov for å finne nye måter å samarbeide på og utvikle felles løsninger. Norsk BOBYs internasjonale søsterorganisasjon IFHP presenterer sine forslag til hvordan en global agenda kan gjøres lokalt relevant."


We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.



For more information please contact CEO Anette Galskjøt (