The smart city – meeting the urban challenge

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The rapid urbanisation poses major challenges with regards to living environment, water treatment, sewage, waste, and air quality. This exhibition presents eight cases with Swedish initiatives that strive to meet these challenges.
Buildings in a city

The world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, but account for 75 per cent of carbon emissions and 60–80 per cent of all energy consumption.

The exhibition “The smart city – meeting the urban challenge” highlights Sweden’s journey towards a sustainable future. In the smart city, innovations, digitalisation, and environmental and climate technologies create opportunities for meeting society’s challenges in an efficient and sustainable way.

The exhibition covers subjects such as how to: turn wastewater into fuel; find alternative transport solutions; live green in the city center; create the next generation of homes and turn waste into value.

Smart city is linked to the Swedish Government’s innovation partnership programmes, and is produced by the Swedish Institute with the help of researchers and other experts.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Karin Kärr.

Overview of the exhibition


Timeline: Sweden’s environmental journey