Tags: urban development
Learning how to make sound environmental choices not enough
“Time and time again, we see that the fact that people have environmentally friendly opinions is not enough to generate the change in behaviour we need to bring about,” Noah Linder says. “In general, we humans try hard to figure out what kind of behavior is the desired one. If it is a little easier to throw away food waste than household waste, it becomes very clear what you should do.”
Researchers in joint effort: “We need to make our cities sustainable”
“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.”
Millions to business research school for research on sustainable cities
The University of Gävle has together with Dalarna University and Mälardalen University been awarded 25.9 SEK million by the Knowledge Foundation to establish the business research school “Future-Proof Cities” “For me, it is a great reward that we will now be able to provide new knowledge and inspiration in building the city of the future,” Ylva Fältholm, vice-chancellor, says.
Researcher at the University of Gävle: “Don’t make social-ecology into a buzzword like all others”
“60 percent of all scientific journals we looked at use the concept without defining what they mean. In this way, it becomes nothing but a buzzword and no one stands to gain from this,” says Johan Colding, reader in environmental engineering vid University of Gävle.
We understand environmental problems but we don’t change
“We understand, but we don’t change, and this refusal to change is a completely different barrier, and a much bigger one than people realise. That Is why we need to bring in psychology in environmental research to help explain this complexity of behavior and behavioral changes,” Noah Linder says.
How smart is The Smart City?
“We would like to demonstrate how we can build smart cities in a better way, a way in which we consider nature and environmental concerns to a great extent, because no one is a smart as nature itself,” says Johan Colding. Urban Studio, the research program on urban sustainability, aims to dig deep into ideas about the Smart City during two days at the University of Gävle