The fine, green solutions for sustainable urban development in Bergen and Hamburg


Hello there! Here you will find a summary of work done and all the reports: The finest green solutions.

1. Political intentions/ targets: Presentation of the political systems by students. Visiting and debating with authorities for environmental and sustainable development in Bergen and in Hamburg at county and city level. We got acquainted with plans concerning urban development and densification. Lecture and interview.

Excursion: Discovering cities and urban areas: buildings and architecture, where and how people are living, regarding gender, age, social differences. New emerging living areas as examples for densification like Damsgårdsundet in Bergen and HafenCity in Hamburg, New urban densified centers as Åsane.

Ecological buildings like the Trehus in Bergen, passivhus and in Hamburg HafenCity. BHG and HHS, and the new school Amalie Skram vgs: environmental friendly.

Action research: Living together/ be a part of partner family and their household: practicing sustainable development, using energy, recycling, etc.

Transport: Public transport like in Bergen the “bybane” and plans and conflicts about New routes to Åsane, and in Hamburg the “U-4 Bahn” and “S-Bahn”. Sharing a car as Car2go and bildelering.

Localization of Business and workingplaces: Regional development – a program with green values and sustainable development. Visit Hotell Terminus, Cruise Terminals in both cities. MediaCity. Television and radio, working together as a Method , using ressources om different levels. In Hamburg: Medienhaus in HafenCity

Education institutions as schools and universities: Visit the VilVite-center, job and study possibilities and  climate Research.

Technology: Waste, Garbage tunnel, recycling and re-use

Energy:  Visiting BIR and Rådalen in Bergen, waste used for warming up houses. Research of alternative energy resources.

History: Hanseatic cities Hamburg and Bergen, Urban Development from MA and Hanseatic settlement. German and Norwegian relations.

Students presenting the results of their home studies and field work and develop project plans for their common work in order to compare their results. They will work in mixed groups of Norwegian and German pupils, exploring the environment of the host city, visiting partner institutions and learning about each other concepts of lifelong learning. They used new media to visualize the results of their work.  Comparative study: What did we learn about green living in european cities?

We would like to invite you to participate in future cooperation for a Green Living, a sustainable urban Development in Europe and in the World.

Green classrooms 

Final reports:

Green Living – Final Document – Energy by Riad and Michelle and

Green Living Energy Philipp and Vegard

Green Living Waste Arild and Jelena  and Green Living Waste Jonas and Elida and Jana Eder

Green Living in Europe Transport by JanaPetri Victoria and

Green Living Transport Isa and Domenic

Green Living in Europe Localization by Albert and Louise

Green Living Urban Development, Lars Otto, Flexi, Greta, Hans J

Green Living Ecobuilding Martin and Daria


På nynorsk: Rapport

Byutvikling: report_nynorsk_peter

Transport: report_nynorsk_bendik

Avfall; report_nynorsk_Arild



Green measurements in Bergen

Welcome to green measurements in Bergen! Here you will find the green measurements we study in Bergen.



Grünes Leben und Abfall: Vortrag von Arild



Comenius-besøk på Bergen Handelsgymnasium, intervju med Grønn Generasjon,  Miljødepartement Green Living in Europe 

Excursions hold at different stations:



Green measurements in Hamburg

Welcome to green measurements in Hamburg! Here you will find the green measurements we study in Hamburg.



Research teams in Hamburg  in Bergen 16.-26.04.2013




Excursions and lectures hold at different stations:


The introduction of the groups

Here is a short presentation of the groups of Green Living:

During this project, we attend to learn more about how waste has an influence on the people. We want to make the people of Bergen more concerned and aware of what both garbage and pollution does, and what we can do to make a change.

These are the questions we are going to discuss: – How to create sustainable energy sources which is both effective and profitable over a period of time? – The energy sources of the future? – How to improve the universal environment situation, and also the local society in Bergen city?

We also came up with a problem statement. “What responsibility do the traffic cause the climate in Bergen?” Here are examples of topics we are going to present: Public transport like “Bybanen” which is a light train, discussions about a closure of a parking house, air pollution caused by traffic and bicycles and paths for the cyclists.

How do the trade contribute to a green regional development? Where do we find operational places, companies and bureas? With the waterfront, or along the rail etc..? Which projects and measures do we find in Bergen and Hamburg?


We choose the topic: Houses and Buildings. We will probably look on examples in Bergen and Hamburg, on how we can make houses and buildings more environmental. We will also look at some concrete building examples, good solutions and politics. Our problem/setting in this theme will probably be: How can we make our houses more environmental friendly, and/or how can we live in a way that”s good for the environment. That”s basically what we”re wondering about, and probably what we wanted to learn about during this project.

Urban Development 1:
City development
What should be sacrificed and what should be prioritized to make the city centre and the new city centres in Bergen and Hamburg more environmentally friendly in the future? How to create a balance between economy, “green” innovations and venerable old places and buildings?
Urban Development 2:
To live in a district: What are the social differences between the different districts in Bergen and in Hamburg, and the people who live there? How will the districts be in a few years? What is desirable?

Urban development in Bergen and Hamburg: Can we see social differences? Which problems, current projects and future perspectives exist?




This is our timeline for the Green Living in Europe Project.
From the autumn of 2012 to the spring of 2014.

Date Activities
Aug 2012 Brainstorming involving administration, staff and students.
Concreting targets of investigation: Energy, waste, localization of business, eco building, transport, urban development. Communication: Blog, facebook skype
SeptemberOctoberNovember 2012 Planning autumn 2012: Study of plans and intention of climate and environment for common action for sustainable developmentResults: Plans, problems and first statements. Documents: Video clip, Photostory and documents. (Resources)Developing new questions.Research: Questionnaire and interviews. Report. Video/skype conference
JanuaryFebruary 2013  Preapring wallpapers and stands.Workshop. Digital presentation of the work done until nowResearch design developed.
Video conference/skypeUsing the LMS of Heinrich-Hertz-Schule “comsy” and LMS of Bergen Handelsgymnasium “its learning”, blog, facebook.Chatting: Sustainable urban development: What would you like to show/ to see in Hamburg and in Bergen? What kind of research would be necessary? See
March 2013 Language, culture and history course: German (HHS-Teacher giving lessons 20 h in Bergen)Preparing visiting Hamburg. (Excursions and lectures at the relevant stations)
March / April 15.04.13 – 25.04.13 Testing and fieldwork in the cities: BHG in Hamburg. Fieldwork carried out together.Bergen Handelsgymnasium in Hamburg (Program)
1. Report: Green Living in Hamburg
Partner groups report Everyone from fieldwork and excursions in Hamburg spring 2013:
Green measurements in Hamburg.
April/ May 2013 Conferences: Results and report, moderation and new questions.
Reports from Hamburg on the LMS
May 2013 Report send to national agencies for the Comenius project
Aug 2013 Language, culture and history course: Norwegian (BHG-Teacher) giving lessons 20 h in Hamburg.Preparing visting Bergen
September09.09.13 -19.09.13 Testing and fieldwork in the cities: HHS in Bergen. Fieldwork carried out together.Heinrich-Hertz-Schule in Bergen2. Report: Green Living in Bergen Groups report from fieldwork and excursions in Bergen autumn 2013:
Green measurements in Bergen
Nov 2013 Groups working together using IT: Comparative study.
Jan 2014 Conferences: Results of the comparative study.
Mars 2014April 2014 Common summary report.Website, movie presenting the result and a research report. Distribution of the outcomes to all participants.Teaching lower grade pupils.Sending reports to the involved companies and authorities.
May 2014 Final report -> Comenius…an-development/