Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Urban and Regional Planning (BYREG)

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Urban and regional planning plays a key role in building a just, sustainable future. BYREG takes planning forward by educating skilled professionals, conducting high-impact research and working closely with public and private partners



Welcome to the PlanNord conference 2019

What are the challenges faced by the Nordic countries when planning cities and countries for the future? The 9th Nordic Planning Research Symposium invites contributions. 21-23 August 2019 in Norway. Deadline for abstracts: 15 January.


PhD programme in Society, Development and Planning

The research theme of the PhD programme in Society, Development and Planning encompasses key challenges to society in the fields of urban and regional planning, real estate and law, public health science and landscape architecture. 

Urban and Regional Planning

Better urban planning with Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality can help facilitate more informed discussions between stakeholders in urban planning projects and lead to more transparency – resulting in better and fairer processes, says researcher.


The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (BYREG) is one of five departments in the  Faculty of Landscape and Society. BYREG consists of 25 employees, 150 students and 10 PhD candidates. The department offers a 5-year master in Urban and Regional Planning. Read more.

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Staff are situated in the KA building (Fredrik Dahls vei 15, 1430 Ås) and in the 'Ormen Lange' building (Kirkeveien 25, 1433 Ås).


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