Viable Cities – the strategic innovation programme for smart, sustainable cities

Viable Citiesis the largest research and innovation initiative taken in Sweden so far in the field of smart, sustainable cities. Viable Cities is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and brings together around 50 stakeholders in various areas of research, industry, government, local authorities and civil society.

The programme’s focus areas are based on citizens’ interests, motivations and needs, and are implemented with the close citizen involvement. Lifestyle and consumption, together with planning and the built environment, mobility and accessibility, and integrated infrastructure, are the four main sectors of energy use in a city. The focus areas are described in more detail below:
The time frame for Viable Cities is 2017–2029 and the first stage, from 2017 until 2020, is now under way, with support from Vinnova, the Swedish Research Council Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency, which is also the supervising authority. The host organisation is KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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