With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, and urban areas contributing to about 75 % of resource use and GHG emissions, sustainable urban development is a must if global sustainability targets are to be met. In relation to present and future climate change adaptation, sustainable urban development has also had to consider the resilience of infrastructures and other systems of provision of basic and advances services. With these two challenges as points of departure, this lecture will provide some food for thought and discussion on the concept of a resilient and sustainable city could (or should!) be understood and what implications this could have for society at large.
Josefin Wangel is a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences where she studies sustainable urban development. Josefin holds a Master in Environmental Science from Stockholm University and a Fil.Dr. in Planning and Decision analysis from the Royal Institute of Technology.
This lecture will be held in English.
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall 1, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.