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housing policies

Contacts more important than rich parents for nest-leavers

Young people who have a larger network move out of their parents’ homes earlier.

High-rise housing blocks – from bright vision to concrete hell

Opinions about suburban housing complexes have changed radically in the past 40 years.

Oslo’s golden ghettos

Wealthy and well-educated citizens of Oslo clump continuously tighter together.

Rural flats wanted

Detached homes dot the sparsely populated Norwegian countryside. But it would be wise to build with more variation in the rural housing market.

Addicts want sober neighbours

Addicts who live in close proximity to one another tend to reinforce one another’s bad habits. People who are substance dependent say that pressure and unsolicited visits from other users are factors that make it harder to overcome their addiction.