Urban Transformation – for a transition to climate-neutral and resource efficient economies
The transformation to a sustainable society involves a multitude of actors such as municipalities, businesses, public organisations and citizens, together advancing new knowledge and going beyond traditional ways to act. The research theme Urban Transformation focuses on how to develop policy, tools and approaches supporting effective urban governance leading to a sustainable society.
The research theme Urban Transformation is solution-oriented and supports policy-making processes as well as locally initiated energy communities. Focus in research is to analyse methods and tools such as collaborative dialogues, urban living labs, financing models, local regulations and innovation procurement for urban transition processes, with the purpose to improve social, economic and environmental quality in urban arenas.
- Research coordinator: Professor Lena Neij
IIIEE researchers: Jenny Palm, Steven Curtis, Anna-Riikka Kojonsaari, Charlotte Leire, Frans Libertson, Kes McCormick, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Philip Peck, Katharina Reindl, Jessika Luth Richter, Katherine Shabb, Karolina Södergren, Åke Thidell, Björn Wickenberg, Roland Zinkernagel
Current research projects:
Community solar: participation, organization and regulation (SiG)
Massive Urban Missions: Advancing and Delivering Climate Neutral Cities (MUM)
City Bonds for Climate Smart Cities
Circular X: Experimentation with Circular Service Business Models.
NATure-based Urban innoVATION (NATURVATION)
Nature-based Solutions for Urban Challenges
Smart Symbiosis - collaboration for common resource flows
NEWCOMERS: NEWCOMERS (New Clean Energy Communities in a Changing European Energy System)
Resistance and effect - on the smart grid for the many people
Urban Sharing: Urban Sharing: Sustainability and Institutionalisation Pathways
Flexible electricity use in households: barriers, opportunities and effects
CLUE: Concepts, planning, demonstration and replication of Local User-friendly Energy communities
Walking with Energy: overcoming energy invisibility through research participation
TRANSFORM: Accelerating Sustainability Entrepreneurship Experiments in Local Spaces
Implementation of Nature-based Solutions
Past research projects:
Property owners as prosumers - support structures and barriers
Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions (GUST)