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Transforming Cities

Sustainability Week 8–13 April 2019
Now, more than ever, Cities are the epicentre for rapid development and innovation. The urban population is growing fast, creating a transformative force of citizens but also logistical challenges of transportation, housing and public services. How can we ensure a just and sustainable transition in our cities?

Transforming Cities

Photo: Kristina Strand Larsson, City of Lund

Events in English

See all events in this theme on the Swedish webpage

urban forum

Urban Forum – Practice meets Academia

8 april, LUX

The two research platforms Urban Arena at Lund University and SLU Urban Futures are joining forces during Lund’s Sustainability Week in April 2019. Together they will arrange a place where practice meets academia, for practitioners and practice-oriented researchers to exhibit their work, finished or in progress, tackling urban sustainability in manifold ways.Working with urban sustainability we see the Sustainable Development Goal 11 [on Sustainable Cities and Communities] as a portal to all other SDGs. The urban realm is a place where cluster problems are more manifest than elsewhere and where sustainability efforts can multiply exponentially and almost overnight. Read an in-depth interview from SLU here
Detailed program

sharing cities

Sharing Cities: Business Models and Behavioural Economics

Monday 8 april, 10-12, IIIEE Aula

Sharing Cities Sweden aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. The objectives of the program are to develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå as well as develop a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing cities. Welcome to this event focusing on learning about business models and behavioural economics. Read more and register


What can the EU do about climate change?

Wednesday 10 April, 19.00, Venue to be announced

The EU is presently nowhere near being able to fulfil its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Time is running out for Europe. The lecture will cover some of the most significant pieces of EU climate legislation adopted since the last European election and, most importantly, the way forward.

Future Cities - Trendspotting@Lund University

Future Cities - Trendspotting@Lund University

Tuesday April 9, 17.30, Kårhuset LTH

Ever since early settlements our cities have changed with the way we live our lives. But how will our cities look like in the future? How will we interact with them, live in them, work and play in them, how will they fit with our social values? How will our new smart cites adopt approaches, methods and techniques to increase the sustainability and resilience of cities? VentureLab and Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University are hosting this event. Read more and register

Questions or ideas for the Sustainability Week?

Contact Jenny Hansson,
Project Manager and Communications Officer

jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Lund University Sustainablity Forum
Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund

contact [at] sustainability [dot] lu [dot] se