Almedalsveckan, Visby

Urban Futures - trends, black swans and visions - 8.30 am

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Welcome to a breakfast seminar where we explore trends, black swans and visions in relation to sustainable urban futures.

The future development of urban areas will have profound impact on the possibilities to reach global sustainability targets such as the Agenda 2030 SDGs and the Paris agreement on mitigating climate change. In this breakfast seminar we explore urban futures from two perspectives: what could happen and what should happen. In relation to what could happen we ask what current mega trends and weak signals are important for urban actors to take into account? And how can we build resilience to black swans, i.e. improbable and unexpected events? Thereafter we change focus to the desirable: what should happen. What changes are needed for sustainability goals to be achieved or achievable? What does the sustainable city look like and how do we get there? ​


  • Anna-Karin Stoltz Ehn, RISE Urban Planning
  • Veronica Hejdelind, The Arwidsson's Foundation
  • Erik Stigell, Trivector
  • Carl Wangel, Sweden's wood construction office


  • Josefin Wangel, Co-Director SLU Urban Futures, SLU
Time: 2018-07-04 08:30 - 10:00
City: Visby
Location: Almedalsveckan
Organiser: SLU Urban Futures
Additional info:

Uppsala University, E building, Hall E35, Main entrance: Cramérgatan 3.

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