Our research

This blog is work in process and presents findings of a case study: The built environment in the Reykjavik Capital Area (RCA) before and after the financial meltdown in 2008.

The case study is a part of a larger European project : Scarcity and Creativity in the built Environment (SCIBE).

SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research is based on the analysis of processes in four European cities: London, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Vienna.

April Architects are, on the behalf of The Oslo School of Architecture, responsible for the Reykjavík Case study.

The Iceland Academy of the Arts Urban Studies Program, The Agricultural University Planning Master of Science Program and The Reykjavík City planning department have cooperated in the project.

The project is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area: Hera and fueled by the resourceful people of the Reykjavik capital area.

Much of the information on this site (here organized in the context of other contributions on the built environment) has already been published and put on accessible media by other bloggers, many different agencies and other initiative-takers. Special thanks to them. Please comment if you too want to contribute with information on initiatives we have failed to cover so far:

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