Urban Transition insights

The dialogue seminars connected to the differens tracks will present some of the latest research, knowledge and experiences on sustainable cities. The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of areas and to address issues that are of interest for academics, city planners, private sector and other organizations. The seminars will provide an opportunity to discuss and reflect upon best practices as well as theoretical advances in the field of a sustainable city development. In all, 2-3 short presentations will be provided and time is allocated for inspiring discussions.

“Urban transition insights - Smart Energy Efficiency in existing buidings”:

  • Renovation needs and potential for improved energy performance depending on type of ownership
    Magnus Österbring, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Affordable and adaptable public building energy through Efficiency Retrofitting
    Maria Ahlm, IVL, Malmö, Sweden
  • Innovative and cost-effective enhancement of the energy efficiency of existing buildings
    Liisa Fransson, Kraftringen, Lund, Sweden

Moderator: Mauritz Glauman, University of Gävle, SE

“Urban transition insights - Smart Energy Efficiency in new buidings”:

  • Designing a solar neighbourhood in Malmö Hyllie
    Jouri Kanters, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • BuildSmart - analysis and verification of buildings energy performance
    Carolina, Faraguna, IVL, Malmö, Sweden
  • Energy conservation measures and monitoring strategy
    Jeanette Green, IVL, Malmö, Sweden

Moderator: Ronald Rovers, Zuyd University of Applied Science, NL

“Urban transition insights - Urban Aspects":

  • Monitoring progress toward the achievement of SDGs in european local governments
    Junya Yamasaki, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • From global to local sustainable development goals - governance for urban sustainability
    Sara Gustafsson, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  • Indicators to measure sustainable city development
    Roland Zinkernagel, Malmö municipality/Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Moderator: Bengt Persson, Swedish Agricultural University, SE

“Urban transition insights - Co-creation”:

  • Dwellers as drivers of urbanisation
    Helena Leino, University of Tampere, Tampere Finland
  • Dweller-oriented solutions for sustainable urbanisation
    Joha Peltomaa, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland
  • Challenge-led and participatory learning process
    Matti Cristian, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Moderator: Halina Dunin Woyset, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, NO

“Urban transition insights - governance and resilience”:

  • Co-learning and knowledge diffusion in public procurment of sustainable innovation projects UUL
    Max Rolfstam, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Catalysing Sustainable Cities through Urban Living Labs: Experiences from Sweden
    Kes McCormick, Lund University, Lund Sweden
  • Buildings As Material Banks - Circularity as a Path to Resilience
    Lisa Apelman, Ronneby municipality, Ronneby, Sweden

Moderator: Richard Lorch, Building Research Information, UK

“Urban transition insights - Our Sustainable future”:

  • Improving Quality in Education by Understanding Experiential Learning and its Application in the schools of Pune City, India
    Hegde Meghana, Centre for development studies and activities, Pune India

  • Experiences from long-term collaboration between a municipality and academia in sustainable city development
    Åke Thidell, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Moderator: Kerstin Sonesson, Malmö University, SE

“Urban transition insights - Culture and sustainable cities”:

  • A shared path
    Christoph Rat-Fischer, Synappia consulting, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • "Remembering ´Culture´?"
    Britta Acksel, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, Essen, Germany

Moderator: Maria Hellström Reimer, Malmö University, SE

“Urban transition insights - How Green is green enough and Food for sustainable cities”:

  • Organising for urban farming. Knowledge sharing in cross-sectorial networks
    Fredrik Björk, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
  • BMP case: Planning and design process of Vauhtitie wetland in central Helsinki, Finland
    Elisa Lähde, Tengbom architects/Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  • Eating cities – How public food procurement in the city of Aalborg can contribute to more sustainable diets
    Bent Mikkelssen, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, DK

Moderator: Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Aalborg University, DK

All abstracts presented in Urban transition insights will also be included in the conference anthology.

For more information contact:
Lena Neij

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Cell phone +46 734 368 852