Meet our new Senior Urban and Regional Developer

4. August 2022

We are strengthening our development team and have appointed an architect to the newly created position of Senior Urban and Regional Developer. This new appointment is a further step in Linstow’s investment in urban and regional development, social sustainability and health-promoting location development.

Benjamin Barth is a qualified architect from the Bergen School of Architecture and Oxford Brookes University, and has gained more than a decade of experience in sustainable urban and location development from A-lab AS, the Agency for Planning and Building Services in Oslo, and the National Association of Norwegian Architects’ Urban Life Centre. He has expertise in areas including planning work and zoning processes, urban transformation, regional development and strategies for sustainable urban and location development in the public and private sectors.

As an architect and planner, I am interested in projects that ‘build community’ from a wider perspective by contributing to attractive urban and location development and creating added value for their users, visitors and the surrounding area. Linstow has a great number of exciting urban development projects behind it and on the drawing board, and I am looking forward to contributing to this work Benjamin Barth

Expanding the portfolio

Linstow is currently playing a key role in a number of major development projects in Norway, and has a clear ambition to be involved in more major urban development projects in the years to come. In the spring, Linstow signed an agreement to purchase properties in Adamstuen and on Akersgata in Oslo. Both properties are in areas with a marked need for urban and regional development, and the existing buildings offer great potential for remodelling.

We are delighted to welcome Benjamin on board. Corporate social responsibility and issues around social sustainability are central to what we do, and this appointment adds momentum to our commitment to sustainable urban and location development. Terje Lorentzen, Director of Development for Linstow

Research into health-promoting location development

Linstow is partnering with SINTEF on a research project on health-promoting location development, whose objective is to develop new knowledge on how in practice a location can be health-promoting. The results of the project will be fed into the company’s current and future project and property portfolio. This initiative has a total framework of NOK 32 million, with Linstow and the Research Council of Norway each contributing NOK 16 million to the project.