Posts tagged "scandinavia"
Norway’s Halden Prison is a ‘Campus’
How Finland’s #HousingFirst Solved Homelessness
Norway’s Underwater Road
Norway is building a floating underwater road tunnel – the longest and deepest sub-sea road tunnel in the world.@wef#Norway #tech #innovation #construction #architecture pic.twitter.com/e9XAX9lAWV
— CIS (UK) Ltd (@CISGroupUK) May 27, 2018
(Video, header image courtesy World Economic Forum.)
Finland Has The Cleanest Air In The World
Sweden’s New Electric Road Charges Your Vehicle While Driving
Header photo: Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash
Norway pushes Electric Aircraft research
Norway, flush with oil money, is aware the boom won’t last. And one of the biggest fossil fuel C02 footprints? Commercial aircraft. So this is welcome research.
Prison In Norway: A Different Model
Norway has a… different approach to prisons.
Most recently, David Byrne has celebrated and contrasted Norwegian and USA prison systems in his ‘Reasons To Be Cheeful’ blog.
Sweden’s ‘Solar Egg’ Sauna Soothes Troubled Mining Town
Nordics + Nature: ‘freedom to roam’ is a right
Norway, the country where you can see everyone’s tax returns
On a date every year in October, just after midnight, Norwegian citizens’ annual tax returns are posted online – and the country’s Norwegian newspapers leap to produce top ten lists of the country’s highest earners, the incomes and taxes paid by the political and cultural elites, celebrities and sportspeople. There are a few limits on how the data is disclosed. Only total income and total tax paid is revealed.
“Housing First” – a new approach for addressing long-term homelessness
“How Finland tackled homelessness and why Birmingham might be following in their footsteps”
A revolutionary new scheme under which rough sleepers are given a home straight away could be officially piloted here in Birmingham (UK) after showing success abroad.
The “Housing First” principle gives rough sleepers a permanent stable home and address rather than move them through various shelters, hostels and supported accommodation.
It has proved such a success in the USA, Finland and several other countries that the Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid is looking to pilot the scheme here – and the West Midlands is making a bid to be that test bed.