Sustainable Urbanism Beyond Stockholm: Harvard’s Ed Glaeser talks at KTH

Last month KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm had the distinction of installing world-leading Harvard scholar, Edward Glaeser, as an Honoury Professor. To mark the occasion Ed Glaeser visited KTH and gave a lecture titled: Cities and the Post Urban World. The recording is available here: As always, Professor Glaeser gave a sparkling performance spinning data, method innovations and insights … Continue reading “Sustainable Urbanism Beyond Stockholm: Harvard’s Ed Glaeser talks at KTH”

The DIY Street and the Significance of the Ordinary

Researchers and practitioners in London have begun to reveal the processes and value of the “DIY street”. Should their insights change our approach to city centre planning? Over the past month the role of the street in making the city has been addressed by two worlds I feel part of. The approaches taken to the … Continue reading “The DIY Street and the Significance of the Ordinary”

The Do-It-Yourself Urban Future

This week the Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment at KTH introduces a new blog theme – DIY Urbanism. Curious? Then follow the blog over the next four weeks as we explore the theme from different angles in the company of Karin Bradley, Associate Professor at KTH and engaging thinker on the future of the city. … Continue reading “The Do-It-Yourself Urban Future”

The Centre BLOG pre-launch continues with an overview of Stockholm’s transport challenges

Are driverless cars a threat to sustainable cities and transport planning? Jonas Eliasson, KTH professor in transport and Director of the Centre for Transport Studies, used his presentation at the KTH Attractive City workshop to give an overview of transport strategies for attractive cities. As well as examining current concerns such as better public transport, Jonas looks in … Continue reading “The Centre BLOG pre-launch continues with an overview of Stockholm’s transport challenges”

Welcome to the Centre Blog Pre-Launch – and an attractive Stockholm

Whilst we work on new material for the Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment blog, we want to use the blog to share some of the short films we’ve already captured of KTH researchers talking about their pioneering work with sustainability in cities. Over the next few weeks we’ll share four films from an event hosted … Continue reading “Welcome to the Centre Blog Pre-Launch – and an attractive Stockholm”