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Urban Challenges

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Lund University hosts the most comprehensive and multi-disciplinary research on sustainable city development and urban sustainability issues in Sweden today. This research is carried out at almost every faculty at the university and covers ecological, social, technological and economic aspects of the research area.

Urban Arena

Urban arena at Lund University gathers, presents, and informs people about the research, the education and other activities at the university related 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. It also links researchers from different faculties and disciplines, i.e. Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Faculty of Social SciencesInternational Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and School of Economics and Management.

Research at Lund University deals with:

  • Buildings and users
  • Innovation and economic growth
  • Culture and consumption
  • Mobility and transport
  • Flows of resources – energy, water, waste
  • Social interaction in the city
  • City development in developing contries
  • Urban design and governance




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Contact information and links

You can find more information on all research areas, contact persons and relevant departments at the Urban Arena website.

Lund University Sustainablity Forum
Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund

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