STEP UP Cities’ Innovative Projects - Gothenburg
Planning for Sustainable Lifestyles
Through Planning for sustainable lifestyles, the city of Gothenburg is developing a new tool which will support the introduction of a novel approach to the urban planning process. The tool is a matrix with the intention of making lifestyle-related issues and climate actions more visible in urban development. Thus, it is an urban planning project that integrates the building, energy and transport sectors. At present, the project is in an early planning stage. It is anticipated that the tool will be finalised in 2016 and used in all larger urban development projects from this time onwards.
Smart Urban Logistics
The City of Gothenburg is planning to introduce Smart urban logistics in one of its new development areas. This is an urban planning project combining solutions for waste management, logistics and other services, and therefore mainly integrates the goods delivery and waste collection sectors. It aims to decrease environmental impact through smart resource management, reductions in CO2 emissions and other pollutants, safer traffic and less noise. The pilot of the smart urban logistics will start in the next three to five years.