CESC - Centre for Sustainable Communications

The Centre for Sustainable Communications is an interdisciplinary research environment, situated at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. It provides a forum for knowledge exchange and collaboration between industry, the public sector and research. Together with its partners, CESC conducts innovative research on ICT for sustainability aiming to contribute to a change of society in a sustainable direction.

CESCs Anders Gullberg på Ny Teknik debatt

"Trafikverket sprider en slentrianmässig bild av att det råder brist på vägar i Stockholm. Det är istället brist på analys som råder. Den snabba digitaliseringen skapar helt nya förutsättningar att undvika trängsel".

Läs Anders Gullbergs och VTI:s (Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstituts) Karolina Isakssons debattartikel i Ny Teknik (publicerad på nätet den 31 augusti).

För intresserade finns även Anders Gullbergs och Karolina Isakssons remissvar "Gör Stockhom till det tjugoförsta århundradets trafikhuvudstad" till Trafikverket Region Stockholm att läsa .

CESC getting ready for ICT4S 2015

EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability are arranging a joint conference 7-9 September 2015 in Copenhagen under the titel "Buildning the knowledge base for environmental action and sustainability". Website here.

Amongst the key note speakers you find CESCs Mattias Höjer - "What is national ICT-politics for sustainable development?". More speakers from CESC: Miriam Börjesson Rivera, Elina Eriksson, Josefin Wangel, Ulrika Bohné, Jorge Luis Zapico, Cecilia Katzeff, Luciane Aguiar Borges, Göran Finnveden,Yevgeniya Arushanyan, Elisabeth Ekener Petersen, Åsa Moberg, Vlad C Coroama, Anna Kramers and Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei. 

Elina Eriksson from CESC is program co-chair for the ICT4S 2015 conference, and she is very pleased with the finalized programme.

- I believe this is a unique meeting place for researcher from many disciplines, all concerned with sustainability and ICT. We have some very interesting keynote-speakers and I am really looking forward to the conference. 

Se program for conference here.  

Follow the conference via Twitter on the hashtag #ei4s2015.

Defend of dissertation 9/4, Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei

Welcome to the doctoral dissertation defence seminar of Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei on September 4th 9 AM at the lecture room F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26.

The titel of the dissertation is "Exploring the Effects of ICT on Environmental Sustainability: From Life Cycle Assessment to Complex System Modeling".

Bike day på KTH

Welcome to visit Bike Day på KTH campus on monday 24:th of August. 17-19 There will be a film screening of Fredrik Gerttens " Bikes vs cars", and after a discussion with CESCs researchers Greger Henriksson and Teo Enlund from Green Leap.

More info here.

CESC i Almedalen

Förutom de två seminarium som vi själva arrangerar på temat digitaliseringen och hållbarhet (" Hur ser en hållbar IT-politik ut"  2 juli kl 8.15-915 samt  Hur ser en hållbara digital framtid ut?" 1 juli 8.30-9.30) så kommer forskare från CESC delta i följande panaler i Almedalen.

Vi ser fram emot att ses!

Anna Kramers delar med sig av sin kunskap på seminariet " Kan transport som tjänst bli ett Netflix för mobilitet?" onsdagen den 1 juli kl 9.30-10.15 i Bryggarsalen på Mellangatan 54, samt på " Urban mobility in a digital world" pårestaurang Sjumastaren på Skeppsbron 1 onsdagen den 1 juli kl 11-12.30.

Elisabeth Ekener Petersen pratar på seminariet " Hur måste svenskarnas livsstil förändras för att leva upp till de nya hållbara utvecklingsmålen" i Europahusets paviljong på Strandvägen 4 den 2 juli kl 8.30-9.30.

Fler KTH-forskare som pratar digitalisering under Almedalsveckan hittar du här.

Vi ser fram emot att ses!

Miljövänligt att handla via nätet?

Hur miljövänligt är det egentligen att handla mat via nätet. CESCs Miriam Börjesson Rivera reder ut frågan i Sveriges Radios Plånboken. 

Lyssna här (inslaget börjar 25:40 in i programmet, Miriam är med från 32:40).

Seminar on electronic waste recycling in Pakistan

On Tuesday 2nd of June Shakila Umair will defend her licentiate-thesis "Informal electronic waste recycling in Pakistan".

Everyone is most welcome to the seminar on KTH campus, 14:00 in room L51, Drottning Kristinas väg 30.

Read abstract here.

Swedish minister for Information Technology to CESC´s seminar in Almedalen

The Swedish minister for Information Technology will participate and debate digital politics and sustainability on CECS´s seminar in Almedalen on the 2 of July 2015.

Other participants are Eva Thörnelöf, director general Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Mattias Goldmann, CEO Fores and researcher Åsa Moberg, KTH. The seminar will be held in Swedish.

Article about digital traffic information - Ny Teknik

Read article with Anna Kramers and Anders Gullberg in Ny Teknik (only in Swedish).

Towards a sustinable media system

Malin Picha Edwardsson presents and defent her thesis, Friday 8 May at 13:00.

Explorative studies of emerging media consumption trends and media processes for content production

Room F3, Lindstedstsvägen 26, KTH.

Digitization and sustainable consumption

"Digitization and sustainable consumption" - Mattias Höjer, Åsa Moberg and Greger Henriksson on today's DN Debatt in relation to the release of their new report at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Society is being digitised in the sense that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasingly affecting all sectors. Sweden has an IT policy objective that states, the country will be the best in the world at utilising opportunities for digitisation. But neither the Swedish nor the European digital agenda have any particular connection to sustainable consumption, and they have limited links to environmental issues overall. What do the opportunities for digitisation for sustainable consumption look like?

Here is the excess capacity in the urban transport system

There is surprisingly good availability of free traffic space in Stockholm according to a report from CESC, Centre for Sustainable Communications, developed on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration.

Cars are in average parked 96 percent of the time and have an excess capacity on average of 3.8 passengers when in use. In addition the traffic congestions occur only on a very small part of the road network. This paper shows, in contrast to what is customary, the idle capacity in urban traffic and how it could be utilized differently.

Read more about the paper here (In Swedish)

Debate article on how traffic queues could disappear without expensive road constructions.

There are startling large free resources in urban traffic and a marginal change in the use of vehicles, roads and tracks could allow the movements of people and goods in cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö/Copenhagen to multiply without major investments, according to Anna Kramers and Anders Gullberg, both researchers at CESC, in a recent debate article in Dagens Nyheter.

CESC researchers at DN debate: "Så kan köerna försvinna utan dyra vägbyggen " (in Swedish)

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