C/O City

Three of the future large societal challenges are climate change, loss of biodiversity and urbanization. If we are able to take advantage of ecosystem services in and in the vicinity of urban areas, there is great potential to reduce the negative impact of these challenges. In step 3, C/O City wants to utilize our tools and collected data for planning and managing for urban ecosystem services. Step 3 contains seven workpackages, which together optimizes towards resilient, multi- functional urban nature that is highly capable of delivering the ecosystem services necessary for future cities. During the first two steps of the project, C/O City have accumulated knowledge, developed tools and identified additional requirements needed to practically implement ecosystem services in urban planning and -development, both in Sweden and internationally. In Step 3, we will utilize this toolkit for multi-functional, resilient urban nature that meet a variety of urban challenges. Quantifications and valuation are in great demand for decision makers, but accuracy and assessments need to be substantiated and verified to be credible. We want to 1) develop the tools that are not fully developed in steg 2, 2) test the toolkit sharp in concrete pilot projects and 3) make data and tools for planning and development of urban ecosystem services widely available. With the knowledge that has been accumulated in C/O City, there is an advantage in terms of time and knowledge, not least from an international perspective. Along with the project ́s strong constellation with representatives from key stakeholders in the urban planning process, the project shows both credibility and effectiveness.

Partner organizations

  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • White Architects (Private, Sweden)
  • WSP Sverige (Private, Sweden)
  • Stockholm University (Academic, Sweden)
  • NCC AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Sweden Green Building Council (Non Profit, Sweden)
  • Stockholms stad (Public, Sweden)
  • Albaeko (Academic, Sweden)
  • the City of Malmö (Public, Sweden)
Start date 01/06/2015
End date The project is closed: 31/08/2017
Project leader

Christina Wikberger, Stockholms stad, Miljöförvaltningen


Project members
Stockholms kommun, Miljöförvaltningen
Alba Ecological Information Institute Albaeco

Chalmers, Teknisk akustik
Chalmers, Arkitektur
Malmö kommun, Miljöförvaltning
NCC
SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut 
Stockholms universitet, Stockholm Resilince Center 
Sweden Green Building Council
U&W you&we Stockholm AB
White arkitekter
WSP Sverige


Contact
Jens Forssén, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Chalmers

Funded by

  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)
Three of the future large societal challenges are climate change, loss of biodiversity and urbanization. If we are able to take advantage of ecosystem services in and in the vicinity of urban areas, there is great potential to reduce the negative impact of these challenges. In step 3, C/O City wants to utilize our tools and collected data for planning and managing for urban ecosystem services. Step 3 contains seven workpackages, which together optimizes towards resilient, multi- functional urban nature that is highly capable of delivering the ecosystem services necessary for future cities.

During the first two steps of the project, C/O City have accumulated knowledge, developed tools and identified additional requirements needed to practically implement ecosystem services in urban planning and -development, both in Sweden and internationally. In Step 3, we will utilize this toolkit for multi-functional, resilient urban nature that meet a variety of urban challenges. Quantifications and valuation are in great demand for decision makers, but accuracy and assessments need to be substantiated and verified to be credible. We want to 1) develop the tools that are not fully developed in steg 2, 2) test the toolkit sharp in concrete pilot projects and 3) make data and tools for planning and development of urban ecosystem services widely available.
 
With the knowledge that has been accumulated in C/O City, there is an advantage in terms of time and knowledge, not least from an international perspective. Along with the project ́s strong constellation with representatives from key stakeholders in the urban planning process, the project shows both credibility and effectiveness.
The project is carried out at the Division of Applied Acoustics in the research group Vibroacoustics.
 
More information can be found at  C/O City homepage
 
Keywords: Green area factor, ecosystem services, urban planning, water, air, noise, heat island, social values, health, resilience

Chalmers Areas of Advance
​Built Environment

Published: Thu 12 Sep 2019.