City of Stavanger

Smart City solution

As most larger cities, Stavanger experiences the need for smarter solutions. Increasing population, inadequate infrastructure and inefficient mobility, greater demands and expectations from the citizens, and environmental change and need for sustainable growth.

The Smart City of Stavanger is ongoing improvements and experiments both under municipal auspices and in partnership with industry commerce. To distinguish from specific city projects, they have established criteria that must be present for a project to be classified as a smart city project: Modern technology must be the core of every solution made, cooperation between instances, and citizen involvement. The aim is to improve health and welfare, education and knowledge, energy, climate, and environment, urban art, and governance and democracy.

Stavanger municipal has created a living lab infrastructure based on LoRaWAN sensors, which is used for parking, waste management, environmental sensors, etc. The network is open for everyone and can be used by the government and private companies to create solutions which improve living in the city.

Becoming a smart city is a joint effort and happens over a long period of time. In Stavanger, several initiatives and activities has led to the smart city commitment we see today.

City goals / challenges

We have selected five priority areas where we believe Stavanger has especially good conditions for developing solutions that benefit the citizens, and form the basis for industrial and commercial development and new jobs.

These five areas, health and welfare, education and knowledge, energy, climate and environment, urban art and governance and democracy, create a roadmap for us to use when defining our goals.

Our goals going forward are deeply connected to the roadmap, with emphasis on health and welfare and energclimate and environment. Stavanger will focus on solutions that will help manage our significant increase in an elderly population and take an active role in solving our challenges related to climate change, by supporting solutions which help our citizens to make climate friendly choices.


Gunnar Edwin Crawford - Head of Smart City Stavanger
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