9:10 – 10:30, Thursday 21 April
Urban planning and development in Gothenburg and the region
- 9:10 Vision for West Sweden
Mårten Westlund, Communications Director, West Sweden Chamber of Commerce
Larger cities have different strengths and weaknesses and consequently different needs for future development. Gothenburg is the driving force of the West Sweden region and has unparalleled growth in store for the next 20 years. Mårten will paint a picture of what we can expect in a future Gothenburg and its surrounding region.
- 9:30 Gothenburg urban development in a 20-year perspective
Björn Siesjö, City Architect, City of Gothenburg
Gothenburg is growing dramatically and is preparing to make space for almost 150 000 new residents by 2035. New houses are being built, new residential areas and city districts are emerging on land previously used for industrial purposes. New roads, bridges, cycle paths and expanded public transport will make it easier to get around in the city. Gothenburg will go from being a large town, to a green and close city, where nothing is far away. Björn will tell us about the challenges and opportunities in developing Gothenburg as a sustainable city, open to the world.
- 10:00 Gothenburg strategy for climate adaptation
Ulf Moback, Landscape Architect, Gothenburg City Planning Authority
After a short introduction about the scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and global challenges, Ulf will concentrate on the situation in Gothenburg. He will present Gothenburg’s hydro model, storm water model and the studies that have been undertaken so far for climate adaptation. He will end up in Frihamnen with information on the local measurements made for the new district.