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Name of university

Chalmers University Of Technology

Department
Built Environment

Focus Areas
Energy
Information and Communication Technology
Life Science
Materials Science
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Production
Built environment
Transport

Address
Chalmersplatsen 4, Göteborg

Official Focal Point
John Holmberg

Alternate Focal Point
David Simon

Contact
john.holmberg@chalmers.edu

Website
www.chalmers.se

DESCRIPTION

At Chalmers, we have always had the idea that sustainability concerns us all. If we are going to build a society that can provide 10 billion people with well-being within a few decades, it is not feasible to lock in sustainable development to such individual parts of the university as an educational programme or Department.

As a university, we have two especially important roles. First, there are few institutions in society with time perspectives as long as universities. There we have a responsibility, for example, in basic research, to train our curiosity on the unknown, possibly to find something ground-breaking that can be of crucial importance. But our most important role as a university is to build up the ability of our students, so we can gain the best position from which to handle transition over the next fifty years, when these students will be working.

AREAS OF ADVANCE - BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Built Environment Area of Advance at Chalmers consists of a research community engaged in advanced research in the human and built environment, which involves national and international partners from both academia and practice.

Together we can tackle the pressing resource and quality issues by combining technical knowledge with design expertise in environment and climate, energy, architecture, urban planning and infrastructure: playing an important role in shaping the area towards a sustainable future.

CENTRES
MISTRA URBAN FUTURES

Mistra Urban Futures is an international centre for sustainable urban development. The purpose of the centre is to contribute towards making a real difference to the environment and to people’s lives in the cities of the world. Practitioners and researchers cooperate closely to produce first-class, effective and relevant knowledge.

Mistra Urban Futures offers an arena for the development and transmission of knowledge, in which cooperation with business, interest groups and the general public is developed. The centre has four local platforms in Cape Town, Kisumu, Gothenburg and Manchester.

Mistra Urban Futures is financed by the research foundations Mistra and Sida, together with a consortium comprising: Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg, the City of Gothenburg, the Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR), IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, and the Region of Västra Götaland, along with joint financers on the various local platforms.

Read more at Mistra Urban Futures

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