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Category: Urbanization

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….

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….

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….

Today, we are featuring a guest post from Fredrik Jejdling, President and Regional Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson, published on the World Economic Forum’s Cities and Urbanisation blog. My family and I were recently stuck in moderate traffic in Sandton, Johannesburg, which led to a discussion between me and my kids about how traffic, and the way….

Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post from Ericsson’s User Experience blog by Marcus Nyberg:  We have recently concluded an exploratory research project together with UN-Habitat (United Nations Programme for Human Settlements) and Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (responsible for water distribution in the Nairobi area). The project’s main ambition was to explore….