At the same time as the world leaders met during COP26 in Scotland, Blue Green City Lab arranged an event on a smaller scale in Malmö under the heading ‘Who takes responsibility for the blue-green resilient city?’. Although the scale is smaller, this is where the concrete decisions to implement more blue-green solutions are made.
The testbed Blue Green City Lab has tested both processes, products and collaboration models in order to figure out how a testbed for blue-green solutions best could work. The testbed has both had real estate owners turning to the testbed with a proposal of finding a blue-green solution as well as producers wanting to have a solution evaluated. In one case a need was identified but no product was found. That has led to a company now developing a new product.
– Developing a product usually takes a very long time. We have been able to shorten that time very much, said Ivar Sigurdson at Milford and added that it has been good to get information about what building companies and real estate companies need and to be able to tap into the expertise available within Blue Green City Lab.
Although the public financing of the testbed ends at the end of this year, the collaboration continues. The next step is to increase the implementation of functional blue-green solutions and to find a showroom to present solutions and also evaluate them.