Circular economy and smart mobility are increasingly popular concepts which also feature in the new EU economic models, as they can offer a better framework for environmentally friendly economic activities. Nordic and Baltic cities are comparatively modest in size, but they seem to be offering exactly the kind of balance between nature and urbanity that the interconnected modern world needs. For the average-sized cities to become attractive for modern living, they must constantly change. Cities that generate waste and CO2 emissions will stay in the past – replaced by future cities that are willing to make their own contribution to solving the challenges of climate change and environmental pollution.
The conference aims to contextualise Baltic and Nordic cities in a regional framework, highlighting the ongoing changes in urban development due to the EU regulations as well as the latest technical solutions.
“Sharing Mobility and Transportation in Circular Economy – How to Highlight Sustainable Benefits Through Strategic Urban Planning” – Dr. Michael Johansson, Transport & Roads Research Group, Lund University, Sweden