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  • Healthy greenery – a matter of justice

    Park with people on a picnic
    Having access to the nature you need becomes a question of justice when many people have to share a few areas. The picture shows Vitabergsparken, Södermalm, Stockholm (Photo: iStock).
    Published Apr 09, 2024

    Access to green space is important for both mental and physical well-being. But is it equally available to everyone? Sara Borgström, KTH, together with colleagues at Stockholm University and the Unive...

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  • KTH's Property Development and Agency deemed high quality by UKÄ

    Published Mar 14, 2024

    The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has evaluated ten Swedish real estate agent educational programmes. KTH's bachelor's programme in Property Development and Agency is one of only three prog...

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  • KTH and Region Stockholm focus on collaboration and knowledge exchange

    Vision picture Hammarby Kanal, Luma (Picture: Stockholm Region)
    Published Mar 07, 2024

    Daniel Jonsson, researcher at the Department of Urban Planning and Environment, has been appointed to continue as Partner Director for Region Stockholm. He shares his views on the role and its importa...

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  • KTH and the City of Stockholm strengthen their collaboration

    Photo: iStock
    Published Feb 22, 2024

    Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, has just been appointed as the new Partner Director for KTH's strategic partnership with the City of St...

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  • How all of Europe can get green electricity

    Portrait of researcher
    “Our study shows that it is possible to get rid of carbon dioxide emissions by switching to a renewable energy system,” says Anders Wörman, professor and research leader (Photo: Christer Gummeson).
    Published Feb 14, 2024

    Sun, wind and water are enough to supply Europe with electricity. In a study, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have shown that it is possible to replace fossil fuels with a renewable e...

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  • Newly started policy lab: KTH assists municipalities with climate adaptation under deep uncertainty

    Flooding
    Hydropower station opens its gates fully after major problems with high amounts of rain. Photo credit: iStock, Gerhard Pettersson.
    Published Feb 01, 2024

    Flooding, drought, and water scarcity – how can Swedish municipalities manage risks and uncertainties associated with a changing climate? In a newly launched project – Robust Climate Adaptation Gävleb...

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  • Excuses we make for harming the climate

    Woman with food basket at a grocery store
    'You can fly if you are a vegetarian' is an example of 'budgeting', imagining a climate account where actions are weighed against each other. Photo: Syda Productions /Mostphotos
    Published Jan 30, 2024

    How do we excuse our own climate damaging actions? KTH Professor Nina Wormbs’ research project received media attention even before it started. “As a researcher, I have never seen such great interest ...

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  • Researchers: Gaps in lighting technology challenges cities' wildlife

    Seren Dincel presents during Light Symposium
    Seren Dincel presents during the Light Symposium in Stockholm.
    Published Dec 20, 2023

    Urban environments are growing steadily, and the present approach to designing lighting for outdoor spaces after dark has evolved by putting human needs and interests first. But for urban planning to ...

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  • Light Symposium 2023

    Audience
    Published Dec 13, 2023

    The “Light Symposium Stockholm 2023” took place at the Architecture building, KTH main campus, between 3 - 6 December 2023. The last day was designated for networking at “Konstfack – University of Art...

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  • New research film highlights the environmental crisis from a post-colonial perspective

    The Lindeka
    Published Nov 23, 2023

    On 14 November, visitors got a sneak premiere of the film "The Lindeka: When a Book Ate a City" at Accelerator, Stockholms Universty —addressing the environmental crisis through the active remains of ...

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  • "We Swedes need to get our house in order"

    Flooded car park with parked cars.
    Floods in Sweden are causing more and more damage. The picture shows an incident in Hallsberg in August this year (Photo: Mostphotos).
    Published Nov 10, 2023

    Embankments and motorways collapse. Damage from extreme weather events is getting worse while knowledge of how to protect ourselves from them is lagging behind. Johan Silfwerbrand, professor in concre...

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  • Sara Wilkinson explores how to use ESG scorecard to lower the vacancy level in commercial buildings

    Sara Wilkinson.
    Visiting professor Sara Wilkinson develops a strategy to deal with under-occupancy as a low-level intervention. The STAR toolkit project is an alternative option to mothballing and demolition, while a new, longer-term user can be found.
    Published Nov 07, 2023

    In a recent research seminar, visiting professor Sara Wilkinson at KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment presented a new way to think about how to tackle the situation of underused and ...

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  • Stockholm first to get the EU Mission Label

    Photo: bruev / iStock
    Published Oct 31, 2023

    In October, it was announced that Stockholm is one of the cities to have its climate plan approved by the EU, making it the first city to receive the EU Mission Label. KTH was one of the organisations...

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  • STRC 2023 Brought Together Transport Researchers from Across Sweden

    two men standing in front of a crowd
    Johan Olstam, VTI & Erik Jenelius, KTH. Photo: Albania Nissan, KTH
    Published Oct 19, 2023

    Since 2012, the Swedish Transport Research Conference (STRC) has been an annual gathering for transport researchers from all over Sweden. Participants have had the opportunity to gain insights into on...

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  • DIG-IT Lab aims to leverage benefits of digitalisation for more efficient and sustainable buildings

    The new virtual testbeds that are being planned within Dig-IT Lab.
    The new virtual testbeds that are being planned within Dig-IT Lab.
    Published Oct 10, 2023

    Several researchers from the Architecture and the Built Environment field will participate in the new DIG-IT Lab research centre, an evolution of KTH Live-In Lab. The centre's purpose is to reduce the...

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  • KTH researchers part of this year's Sustainability Forum

    Image by Freepik
    Published Oct 04, 2023

    On Wednesday 4 October, this year's livestreamed Sustainability Forum was arranged by the University Alliance Stockholm Trio - a place where people meet, build networks, and create collaborations for ...

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  • KTH students learn to design and construct a material-efficient wooden bridge

    2 students building in wood.
    Construction is in full swing in a laboratory hall at KTH Campus. Carl Lagerkvist, a fifth-year student in the architecture program, and Samuel Auger, in the fifth year of the engineering program, are working on connecting a part of the bridge structure. "It has been fun but challenging at the same time due to the material delays we have experienced. It's like real life," they say. Photo: KTH.
    Published Jun 15, 2023

    Architecture students and engineering students are working side by side in a practical project aimed at designing and building a wooden bridge with a 10-meter span.

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  • Electric scooters less popular since introduction of new parking rules

    A man rides an electric scooter
    The parking ban that was introduced last autumn led to changed travel patterns among users of electric scooters. (Photo: KTH)
    Published May 26, 2023

    Fewer e-scooters and parking racks a long way from the user’s destination. These may be a couple of reasons why the use of e-scooters has decreased with the introduction of new parking rules last autu...

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  • The Ocean – a contemporary history

    A yellow sea cucumber on the seabed
    A "gummy squirrel" sea cucumber, Psychropotes longicauda, living at a depth of 5,000 meters. Image courtesy of the DeepCCZ expedition/NOAA
    Published May 02, 2023

    Tirza Meyer is a contemporary historian and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and History, who has come to devote her work to the ocean. After studying how the United Nations C...

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  • Sustainable energy consumption via boosting or nudging - what works best?

    QR codes for tips.
    Boost interventions were communicated using QR codes posted next to the microwave, shower, and refrigerator.
    Published Mar 20, 2023

    "We are not as rational as we think but need help to make wise decisions in everyday life. That's why we need nudges, interventions that guide our decisions in a certain direction", says the nudge adv...

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