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Published

18 June 2012

Mistra Urban Futures

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

Urban development worldwide needs to shift towards greater sustainability. This means adjusting resource flows to reduce their climatic impact and safeguard them while making towns and cities socioculturally resilient, economically successful and democratically, effectively governed.

The complexity of these challenges need to be understood and dealt with better, and their capacity for change is boosted by renewed knowledge in theory and practice alike.

HOW CAN THE PROGRAMME CONTRIBUTE TO A SOLUTION?

Mistra Urban Futures must develop into a world-leading centre for sustainable urban development in its varying forms and contexts. We offer innovative solutions that are academically excellent, practically effective and socially relevant.

In close collaboration between practitioners and researchers, knowledge develops; learning takes place; and knowledge about and for urban development takes place.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE RESULTS?

The results will benefit everyone from engineers and architects to social planners and economists in companies as well as in public administration all over the world.

Facts

Programme duration:
2010–2015 (decision on focus, with scope for extension)

Financing:
Mistra is investing 79 MSEK (limit amounts for the period stated above)

Programme host:
Chalmers University of Technology

Centre Head:
Jessica Algehed

Chairman of Programme Board:
Thomas Rosswall

Contact at Mistra:
Johan Edman

Links:
Programme websiteexternal link, opens in new window

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