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Published: December 22, 2021

Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Analysing the impact of e-commerce on urban areas

From electronics to groceries – today, nearly everything we need can easily be ordered online and delivered to our doorsteps, pushing global citizens to use e-commerce for many of their purchases. What are the effects of increasing e-commerce in our European cities?

For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, the great flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents completely new challenges. The Urban Insight report, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Analysing the impact of e-commerce on urban areas”, explores European e-commerce and the development of supply chains from a citizen perspective.

Sustainable energy development in the city

Published: January 19, 2022

Reduce, reuse and reimagine – Sustainable energy development in the city

If all the leftovers that people throw away ended up in the fuel tank as biogas, carbon dioxide emissions would decrease by several thousand tonnes. Energy reuse saves society unnecessary costs and promotes sustainable urban development with greater value for residents.

In the Urban Insight report “Reduce, reuse and reimagine – Sustainable energy development in the city”, energy experts from Sweco analyse options for efficient fuel usage, ways to reuse energy in waste management and smart energy systems.

Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe

Published: January 12, 2022

Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe

Europe is aging, and both the young and the elderly are especially vulnerable groups when it comes to heat stress. As climate change intensifies, the threat of extreme heat is something that city planners should consider when designing the cities of the future.

The Urban Insight report, “Building resilience: Being young and getting old in a hotter Europe” examines heat stress in cities and describes a number of key steps to take for heatwave response and management.

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