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Urbanisation is amongst the top challenges faced globally today. As the world continues to urbanise, cities need to develop in ways so that negative impacts for global sustainability are limited.
How will the Nordics fare?
Nordic capitals are being rapidly densified. However, little is known about how such densification affects human wellbeing. Researchers from Stockholm University, University of Gävle and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences will address social sustainability issues from a Nordic resident’s perspectives.
Smart Growth and environmental performance
Åsa Gren, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics, at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences
Simulating future cities: understanding the interactions between urbanization and greenhouse gas emissions
Zahra Kalantari, Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University
Wicked problems of smart cities
Johan Colding, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics, at the Swedish Academy of Sciences
Reconnecting cities to the Biosphere
Erik Andersson, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
Stephan Barthel (moderator)
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, University of Gävle
The seminar takes place Wednesday 4 December between 15.30 and 16.30. It is free of charge and open to the public.
The seminar is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Climate Action Weeks which take place parallell to the COP25 negotiations in Madrid, Spain, 2-13 December 2019. At the Norrsken House in Stockholm visitors will be able to watch and participate in a wide range of climate events in relation to the UN climate negotiations – the COP25. Read more here
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