Unite! Smart cities – by and for the citizens

Join researchers from Unite! for a session about the transition to climate-neutral cities!

All member states across Europe and 12 associated countries have been selected to join the ambitious goal to develop Climate City Contracts, which will include an overall plan for climate neutrality across all sectors such as energy, buildings, waste management and transport, together with related investment plans.
In total, 100 cities have been selected (in Sweden: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Umeå, Gävle, Helsingborg, Lund) to join this transition. This process will involve citizens, research organisations and the private sector.

Join our session and ask our Unite! researchers from six different European countries (Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Finland and Sweden) everything you would like to know about the transition to sustainable and climate-neutral cities by 2030.

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction and welcome address by Andreas Winkler (Secretary General Unite! TU Darmstadt) 

10:15 – 10:20 Mission 100: Climate-neutral cities by 2030 

  • KTH Stockholm, Åsa Minoz (Innovation Strategist, Viable Cities) 

10:20-10:25 eMOTIONAL Cities – Mapping the cities through the senses of  those who make them 

  • Universidade de Lisboa, Paulo Morgado (Professor of Geography and Spatial Planning) 

10:25 – 10:30 Smart City as artificial landscape that expands the  functionality of nature 

  • Aalto University, Toni Kotnik (Professor of Design of Structures) 

10:35 – 10:40 Resilient Digital Cities 

  • TU Darmstadt, Joachim Schulze (Dr.-Ing, Unit of Design and Urban  Development) 

10:45 – 10:50 Smart City Digitalization for Mobility as a service schema and  beyond 

  • Politecnico di Torino, Marco Rapelli (PhD, Future Urban Legacy  Lab)  

10:50 – 10:55 Sobriety is the real challenge: how can smart-buildings help?

  • Grenoble INP, Stéphane Ploix (Professor, Department of Energy, Water and Environment) 

11:00 – 11:30 Questions to the researchers submitted by school classes.


Fredagen den 30 september, kl. 10.00-11:30


Digitalt via Zoom, mejla Pia Schmitt, [email protected], för att få en länk till mötet


För alla, gymnasiet / komvux


Pia Schmitt
E-post: [email protected]


KTH Stockholm as part of the European University Initiative Unite!

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