Cities are faced with tremendous challenges arising from rapid population growth, decline outside economic hubs, environmental degradation, societal inequalities and the ever increasing expectations of city services from citizens and businesses. Smart sustainable cities (SSC) represent a new paradigm that enable the decoupling of high quality of life and economic growth from resource consumption and environmental impact. This seminar presents the Swedish Strategic Innovation Agenda for Smart Sustainable Cities developed through a cross-sectorial, transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder quadruple helix approach comprising 27 actors from the government/public sector, industry, academia and civil society. The Agenda identified a number of opportunities for SSC-development in several core areas: empowered citizens; sustainable districts and built environment; sustainable urban mobility; and integrated infrastructure. The presentation covers finding of the Agenda as well as examples of on-going SSC projects conducted by the UrbanT research group at ABE school, KTH.
Speaker is Olga Kordas, Director of KTH Energy Platform, researcher at Industrial Ecology/ABE/KTH
Dr. Olga Kordas is the Director of KTH Energy Platform responsible for facilitating interdisciplinary energy research at KTH and enhancing collaboration with industry, local authorities, funding organisations, and other societal stakeholders in Sweden and internationally.
She is a KTH’s coordinator of STandUP for Energy – a collaboration initiative between Uppsala University, KTH, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Luleå University of Technology, which brings together leading research groups to enable sustainability transition of the energy system.
She represents KTH at the General Assembly of European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).
She is a member of the Swedish national reference group on Horizon2020, Energy priority,
She is a coordinator of the Strategic Innovation Agenda “Smart Sustainable Cities” financed by VINNOVA and Swedish Energy Agency.
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Coffee and sweets will be served!