The 17.17 infrastructure is a concrete solution to SDG 17, target 17: “Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.” This autumn, SoCentral has taken a closer look at what it takes to establish and succeed with the 17.17 infrastructure, in a series of SoTalks.

You can read the summaries or watch them all here:

29.09.21 – SoTalk 17.17: A new infrastructure for collaboration: Watch the talk here
The 17.17 infrastructure enables and mobilizes citizens and other key stakeholders in a city to collaborate in building more thriving and regenerative societies. Why and how can more cities adopt it? C40 on why this is an interesting model for more cities.  Read the summary from the talk here. 

28.10.2021 – SoTalk 17.17: Mobilising citizens and aligning initiatives to reach common goals. Watch the talk here
“Pådriv  (the 17.17 infrastructure) will be one of the things I am most proud of when I look back at my time in the city government, because I believe that it has contributed to a better city that is more open for these types of initiatives.”  Marie Loe Halvorsen, political advisor for Vice Mayor for Finance, Oslo City. Read the summary from the talk here

09.12.2021: SoTalk: What can you gain with 17.17? Watch it all here

These were the speakers and examples we heard from in our SoTalk on what you can gain with the 17.17:

Torstein Langeland | Establishing 17.17 in Trondheim, «The doing platform»
How can a street party create a more sustainable city? Torstein showed how Pådriv Trondheim with partners have used hyper local networks and an agile, action oriented approach, to create a better place to live, work, study and build in Trondheim’s Elgeseter district.

Jesper Vik | All aboard
Jesper, master’s student in architecture at NTNU and member of 17.17 Pådriv in Trondheim gave us an insight  from the Living Abelsgate project and the work of building a wooden toy tram on Dalsenget Torg. The tram was built and placed outside the old tram station at Elgeseter, which is owned by KLPPL Eiendom, a partner in Pådriv. The old Tram Stable will be transformed into a multi-use area for various businesses, neighborhoods, students and the city in general. The tram has become a popular attraction and has involved the neighborhood, and 17.17 partners in the construction process.

Olav Sunde Resirqel | Circular resource center for building materials
Increasing the reuse of building materials has a high priority in Oslo, Norway and the EU.  To mature the market and better understand how this can be done at scale, Resirql and Statsbygg decided to engage with Pådriv Oslos’ infrastructure. Now a tent of 4,500 square meters will  host an “open source”  circular resource center for Oslo and the surrounding area with a warehouse, offices, workshop and teaching and conference rooms,  as a concrete action to increase awareness, identify and solve barriers and develop viable business models for large-scale reuse of building materials in Norway.

Stina Låstad  |  Vollebekk fabrikker
The local municipality was made aware of an empty factory and office building in an area where several large housing projects were being planned. By engaging with Pådriv the city took an active role in co-developing and co-owning Vollebekk Fabrikker, together with the main real estate developers in the area. 4 years later this centre for social entrepreneurs, circular economy  and neighborhood activities is inspiring projects all over Norway.

Sandra Skretting | How to empower young people in city development
Building a good neighborhood is about more than building good housing. What does it take for an urban area in vast transformation to become a young person’s dream district? 10 young people have helped us discover the answers, and we got an insight into what they had concluded so far, and how the infrastructure has worked to make 17 different entities collaborate on this project that will continue in 2022.

Photo: Pådriv