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First wake-up seminar about smart sustainable cities

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From the left: Lena Neij, Roland Zinkernagel, Sofie Sandin, Erik Johansson & Marie-Claude Dubois

Urban Arena is a network for sustainable urban development research at Lund University and is gathering almost 200 researchers. On June 15th, an Urban Arena wake-up seminar focusing on the theme “Smart Sustainable Cities” was held.

Last year the Strategic Innovation Agenda Smart Sustainable Cities” was accepted, with Lund University and Urban Arena as one of the co-partners for the agenda. The next step in this process is work for a proposal for the Call on Strategic Innovation Programs. Lena Neij, coordinator for Urban Arena, presented the ongoing work with the application for the Strategic Innovation Program - Smart Sustainable Cities.

The work with Urban Arena is continuing this year with three more wake-up seminars during the autumn with the themes water, mobility and urban densification. Urban Arena will also participate at the Sustainable City Development Conference in Malmö, 30 November - 2 December. A call for abstracts is out for the conference with deadline for submissions on 15 August.

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Anders Wretstrand and Kes Mccormick

About Urban Arena

Lund University offers Sweden’s broadest and most interdisciplinary research connected to sustainable urban development. Lund University Urban Arena gathers and communicates this research, as well as Lund University’s undergraduate education and other activities related to sustainable urban development.

Read more about Urban Arena here (link to website)

Contact & more information

If you have questions or ideas for the call on Strategic Innovation Programmes (Smart Sustainable Cities) you can contact Lena Neij, coordinator for Urban Arena and director of the IIIEE.

If you have suggestions for wake-up seminars or ideas about Urban Arena you can contact Sofie Sandin, Assistant Coordinator for Urban Arena.

 

Text and photo: Anna Kristiansson, Sustainability Forum, Lund university (View the original article published here)

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