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Viable Cities

Viable Cities – the strategic innovation programme for smart, sustainable cities – is the largest research and innovation initiative taken in Sweden so far in the field of smart, sustainable cities.

Illustration: Jens Magnusson/Viable Cities

Viable Cities is a 12-year program running from 2017 to 2030 funded in a joint effort by three government agencies: The Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and Formas. Pioneering a mission-based approach to research and innovation, the mission of the programme is to achieve climate neutral cities by 2030 with a good life for all within planetary boundaries. The programme gathers some 100 member organisations from industry, academia, public sector and civil society organisations.

A key effort in Viable Cities is the initiative Climate Neutral Cities 2030 where 23 Swedish cities and their partners are spearheading efforts to become climate neutral by 2030. Within this work, the first Climate City Contracts were signed in December 2020 by the city Mayors, Directors General of four government agencies and Viable Cities.

Viable Cities

Belongs to: School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)
Last changed: Oct 11, 2021