Attraktivt samhällsbyggande
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Attractive built environment

Published: 1 March 2012

We are shaping attractive built environment for the support of sustainable living in cold climate through challenge-driven research of excellence and development of innovative and holistic systems and artefacts.

The multifarious needs of society and the business community create complex and intractable global societal challenges.Cities that function well constitute the cornerstones of economic development in a country, and are essential for our well-being.More than 1 billion people live in areas with cold climates today.It is especially challenging to build and organize attractive cities with housing, workplaces, shopping centres and infrastructure in a cold climate, so that traffic, transport, energy and water supplies function for all residents in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

LTU is one of four universities included in Sweden’s Universities of the Built Environment, and has an outspoken ambition to be a recognized national and international research centre in the area of the built environment.