Kiruna centrum

Urban transformation of the Arctic cities Kiruna and Malmberget

More than 40 researchers at Luleå University of Technology, as well as international researchers, are involved in the major urban transformation of the Arctic cities Kiruna and Malmberget in Norrbotten county. Interdisciplinary research, performed in an Urban Living Lab environment – and in close collaboration with Kiruna and Gällivare municipalities as well as a large number of companies – will develop innovative, sustainable solutions for the construction of the new city

Innovative "almost zero" houses built from environmentally friendly materials, green solutions that can manage handling of storm water in cold climate, snow management and the creation of attractive winter towns, tools for visualizing changes in cleaner infrastructure, gender perspective in the labor market, are areas where researchers, the municipalities of Kiruna and Gällivare and industry cooperates. The goal is to build an attractive and sustainable living environment for residents in Kiruna and Malmberget.