Smart Living lab in the University district of Umeå
Umeå is a fast growing city in Northern Sweden with progressive and environmentally-friendly citizens. Located 600 km north of Stockholm, the 11th largest city in Sweden has a subarctic climate, with short and fairly warm summers, but lengthy and freezing winters. Umeå will continue to grow with ecological, economic and social sustainability. The purpose is to reduce the city’s CO₂ emissions through less energy use and sustainable transports. By developing smart business models and working methods, we will ensure that we will continue to be innovative when we are developing the sustainable city.
KTH Live-In Lab – sustainable urban development and digitalization
KTH Live-In Lab is a platform for accelerated innovation in the real-estate sector with a focus on digitalization and sustainability. The purpose of KTH Live-In Lab is to reduce the lead times between test/research results and market introduction.
BioDiverCity – green innovation in urban environments
Green areas in cities are fundamental for people to live and thrive. By implementing green areas, the temperature in cities is lowered, the risk of flooding is minimized and noise decreased. Green areas do not only increase the well-being of humans, but also help increase biodiversity and provides several other beneficial ecosystem services.
Älvstaden, Frihamnen – a new district in the heart of Gothenburg
Älvstaden is the Nordic region’s largest urban development project. Central Gothenburg will double in size and the sustainability ambitions of the project are high. By strengthening the core, and joining Frihamnen with the rest of the city, an inclusive, green and dynamic inner-city is created. Within the City of Gothenburg, work is underway to reduce the differences in living conditions for the inhabitants. According to the governance document for social sustainability, Program for an Equal City 2018-2026, the city’s physical environments should create conditions for socio-economic integration, security and cohesion.
Eco-city Augustenborg: Creating an attractive and resilient district
The district Augustenborg has been rebuilt during the last 20 years to manage problems with flooding and socioeconomic challenges. By planning and rebuilding through solutions based on ecosystem services, the area is now an attractive district that managed well during the flooding in 2014. Augustenborg is now an excellent example of a successful sustainable makeover of an urban district.