In 2050, almost 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities, and such strong urbanisation creates possibilities but also carries risk as social inequality may increase, and the ecosystem may be threatened. This situation poses new demands on urban development: cities must be built in ecologically, economically and socially sustainable ways.
The research school “Future-Proof Cities” is a unique venture in which three higher education institutions pool their professional knowledge and in collaboration with business and industry and urban planners directly implement solutions that will help our cities develop into climate-resilient, living, healthy and safe places.
“The research school is a brilliant example of how research in collaboration with external parties can contribute to finding solutions to the challenges we are facing. Three higher education institutions together strive to be at the absolute forefront in urban development,” says Patrik Thollander, director for “Future-Proof Cities.”