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One bicycle can mean so much

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Taking your rubbish to the recycling centre might seem obvious: however, for those without a car or who are housebound, it can be difficult to get there. In Borås, RISE has studied how the problem of fly tipping in the district of Norrby can be reduced – with the help of a bicycle.

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Creating tools for socially sustainable urban planning

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Do green spaces always make for happier people? Does it make any difference if renovations are carried out by residents of the area? Do security doors make people feel safe? Many people are interested in social sustainability issues.

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”Picture the city as a giant, shared smartphone!”

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Digitalisering och smarta städer gör livet enklare för oss. Men för att en stad ska bli riktigt smart krävs en gemensam plattform och att stadens digitala tjänster hänger ihop.

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In situ testing of shock absorbing cycle paths

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Cykelintresset ökar samtidigt som antal olyckor där cyklister kommer till skada blir fler och fler. En åtgärd som skulle kunna minska skadorna är stötdämpande cykelbanor som lindrar fallen. En ny beläggning där gummipartiklar blandas in i asfalten  har utvecklats och testats på en provyta i Uppsala.

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Self-driving vehicles will change our urban landscape

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Sätten vi transporterar oss på står inför ett stort skifte.
De självkörande fordonen finns redan. Snart är de redo för trafiken. Det kan frigöra mer plats för människor – både i och utanför staden.

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Where heavy rain is a resource, not a problem

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Uppsala is home to a unique stormwater runoff system that irrigates trees and shrubs and even stores water beneath the roadway. As well as being a smart way to use rainwater, this also reduces the risk of high water levels and flooding.

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projects in urban development

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The socially sustainable entrepreneur - social sustainability and construction

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Active frontages and value creation

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Smart and energy efficient cities

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