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Center for Sustainable Urban Futures

Urban Futures is a platform working within the field of sustainable urban development, one of the most important societal challenges today. All projects within Urban Futures are run jointly by researchers and practitioners with the aim to realising fair, green and accessible cities. 

Who we are 
The centre is run by a strong partnership of eight partners, well represented both by academia and practitioners: Chalmers University of Technology, The University of Gothenburg, the City of Gothenburg, The County Administration Board of Västra Götaland, The Västra Götaland Region (VGR), the Gothenburg Region (GR) and IVL Environmental Institute of Research, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Collaboration and transdiscplinary approach
All Centre activities aim at promoting collaboration and knowledge production with research and practitioners to realise fair, green and accessible cities. Through long-term co-operation and engagement in the Centre, the partners take a joint responsibility to meet the societal challenges our cities and regions are facing. The Centre works with a transdisciplinary approach and co-production of knowledge, offering an environment where theory and practice can meet. The aim is to share information about ongoing planning processes and research, to strengthen collaboration and to develop ideas for new projects.

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  • Marcus Jahnke new Platform Leader of Centre for Sustainable Urban Futures

    Marcus Jahnke has degrees in both design and engineering. He is very interested in power structures, and has studied norm critique and how hierarchies affect the city. With Jahnke´s broad knowledge and work experience his goal is to become an inclusive platform leader that makes "things happen".

    18 Jun 2020
  • Open call for Seed Projects Urban Futures and Chalmers 2021

    Chalmers Areas of Advance allocate 1 Million SEK per year during the period 2020-2024 to support a broad engagement of Chalmers researchers in Urban Futures. Funds can primarily be used for seed projects to develop and test ideas through, for example, pre-studies or pilot projects around challenges and areas of interest for Urban Futures and its partners. Seed money from this call can only be used for Chalmers researchers but the project proposal should include at least one of the public partners from the Urban Futures consortium, the involvement of several partners is encouraged.

    14 Oct 2020
  • Mistra Urban Futures becomes Urban Futures

    For ten years, the research and knowledge centre Mistra Urban Futures has worked with sustainable urban development, with Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg and other partners in the co-funding Gothenburg Consortium. The 10-year funding from the Mistra Foundation ended at the end of December 2019.

    20 Feb 2020


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