Norwegian Strategic Heritage Practices
Complex contemporary challenges across Europe have, over time, called for a shift in the way we approach planning. In Norway, as well as many other European countries, urban planning practices are largely project-based and initiated by private actors. This has called for a strategic approach in planning and development as well as heritage management. Planning in Norway is strongly guided by strategic approaches and broad state-set goals directing the local level. This is also reflected in the management and development of local cultural heritage. The article gives an introduction to how heritage strategies and tools have been developed and implemented in collaboration between the state, municipalities and communities in Norway.