Five new Centre partners in stage 2

Published Sep 10, 2009

The Centre for Sustainable Communications starts into a new contract period with 13 partners. The contract period for stage 2 lasts until June 2012 and was approved by the General meeting of partners on September 10, 2009. The new partners joining the Centre in stage 2 are following: the Swedish media company Stampen, the public service company Sveriges Television, the Institute for Futures Studies, the City of Stockholm and the Office of Regional Planning at the Stockholm County Council (Regionplanekontoret).

We gain a really strong position in the media sector, says Centre director Mattias Höjer.   With Bonnier, Stampen, SvT and Tidningsutgivarna as partners, there is a great potential to thoroughly explore the role of media in enabling sustainability. With two public planning authorities from Stockholm, the Centre amplifies its competence in the new research field “Sustainable cities”. The partnership with the Institute for Futures studies enforces the long-term thinking that is needed when dealing with sustainability issues. This partner constellation provides an excellent platform for new exciting projects, says Mattias Höjer.

At the General meeting Per O Andersson from Ericsson resigned from his post as chair of the Board. The Centre wishes to thank him for his contributions and highlight his impressive work during the establishment of the Centre. He is now succeeded by Christer Törnevik from Ericsson.

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