11. Sustainable cities and communities
There is extensive expertise at Chalmers in the modelling, simulation and visualisation of cities. This research forms the basis of the Digital Twin Competence Centre, which builds 3D models of cities to improve urban planning tools. Simulation is an important tool for the study of topics such as the spread of air pollution, wind loads on buildings or traffic flows in cities.
Chalmers is a research partner in the national innovation programme for smart and sustainable cities – Viable Cities
The continued pace of urbanisation worldwide places increasing demands on city transport systems, thus giving rise to sustainability challenges of many kinds – financial, environmental and social. The Transport Area of Advance
takes a holistic approach to Chalmers’ research initiatives in the transport area.
Chalmers is also a member of Mistra Urban Futures
, an international research centre for sustainable urban development. The research centre adopts a cross-disciplinary approach with the aim of providing the knowledge and tools required to create green, fair and accessible cities. The centre has four local platforms in Cape Town, Kisumu, Gothenburg and Manchester.