NEB ambition

The ultimate ambition of the New European Bauhaus is to achieve transformation. To do this, the NEB Compass has identified specific levels of ambition that outline the desired outcomes for each of the NEB values.

Action areas

These areas refer to the five key domains of intervention that CrAFt's New European Bauhaus Impact Model considers essential for guiding and evaluating complex urban initiatives.

Participation level

The participation level refers to the degree or extent to which individuals or groups are actively involved or engaged in a particular activity, project, or process. It assesses the depth of their involvement, contributions, and commitment, ranging from minimal or passive participation to active and dedicated participation.

NEB values

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) aims to promote the values of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in the design and transformation of urban spaces. It emphasises the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create harmonious and innovative living environments.

Implementation Stage

According to the Smart City Guidance Package, there are seven stages to plan and implement smart city projects. These stages propose a logical and coherent roadmap for city initiatives involving many stakeholders.

EXperts in Teamwork: Climate-Neutral Trondheim 2030?

EXperts in Teamwork works together with Trondheim Municipality (TK) and relevant stakeholders on rethinking the municipality’s climate policy.

The Municipal Energy and Climate Plan (Kommunedelplan: energi og klima 2017-2030) is under revision, and the course allows students to critically analyse the key challenges facing Trondheim on its journey towards becoming a climate-neutral city by 2030, with a particular focus on planning, implementation and improvement for a climate transition over the next three years (2023-2025).

Application of reciprocity principle

Municipality was invited to co-design, co-teaching and co-evaluating the course.

Learning goals

  • understanding how Norwegian municipality works
  • actively engaging in the municipality’s policymaking on climate actions
  • student-driven co-creation process

Learning and research forms of the activity/course

  • student group work-based
  • experienced learning
  • multi-stakeholder involvement in teaching

The main activity/course deliverables

  • the project proposal presentations (3 presentations/group)
  • the project report (30 pages/group)
  • the process report (30 pages/group)

Evaluating process

Experts panel (four experts three of them from the municipality and one from NTNU) to evaluate the student work

About the STEAM Team


Trondheim, Norway


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Architecture and Planning

Starting date

January 9, 2023

End date

January 27, 2023

Academic level

Master students

Eligibility criteria

Mandatory course


Intensive course/activity, compulsory



Total investment of hours