Ericsson has been working in partnership with UN-Habitat since 2013 to develop a better understanding of the role that ICT can play in sustainable urbanization. Since UN-Habitat has identified urban planning as one of the major issues that must be addressed to achieve sustainable urbanization, our most recent collaborative project explores how mixed reality technology….
Earlier this month, I represented Ericsson at the international conference Sweden Foodtech Big Meet, a key event around the idea of building a next-generation food system based on tech, data, sustainability and health. Katarina Luhr, Stockholm’s vice mayor, opened the conference with a speech that stressed the importance of sustainable food and agriculture in….
This week the 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) took place in beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. WUF is the world’s premier conference on urban issues, established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies,….
Last week I attended COP 23, the international climate meeting convened annually by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the main concerns this year was the fact that the latest studies show that after several years of stable, flat development, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions recently rose by 2 percentage points…..
This is the third year that Ericsson participated in World Water Week (WWW), the world’s largest recurrent global water conference, which is arranged every year in the Swedish capital by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year’s theme was “Water and waste: reduce and reuse” and I was there to listen, learn and share Ericsson’s perspective on….
ElectriCity, a collaborative project between academics, industry and the public sector to provide electrified transportation in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, recently won first prize in the “operational and technical excellence” category at the prestigious UITP 2017 Awards in Montreal. Ericsson is the lead ICT partner in the project, where we work closely with Volvo….
A quick online search on the current most populous cities in the world will reveal a list where half, if not more, of the top 10 cities are in Asia. If you were to walk down the busy streets of Jakarta, Tokyo, Manila or Seoul, you may find yourself thinking that everyone in these countries….
How can we promote collaborative governance and urban sustainability when planning for the cities of the future? We believe that mixed reality offers interesting opportunities to engage citizens who are normally excluded from the planning process, and whose participation is important to foster urban sustainability. Many contemporary urban challenges are best understood as complex. This….
Last week the New Urban Agenda was adopted by 167 nations at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. This global agenda aims to shape the future of urban living, creating a sustainable and inclusive society for all.
Ever since adolescence, I’ve wondered what I can do to contribute and act as a force for positive change. Early on I discovered that technology and doing good can go hand in hand. This week is exciting for me because it is the week of Habitat III – the third UN conference on urban settlement….