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Urban Insight by Sweco Podcast Series

How to plan and design sustainable cities and societies of the future? Sweco guide the way

Welcome to the Urban Insight by Sweco podcast – focused on action-oriented discussions, where science, facts, data and expertise mix with entertainment and an interest in developing sustainable cities and societies.  Urb
Latest Episode7/1/2022

Preventing Overshoot Day

We’re living as if we had 1.75 planets to work from. Our ecosystems can’t regenerate in line with the amount of resources we’re using. So, how do we change that and create truly circular societies. In this podcast, we put the focus on what cities can do to stop ‘overshoot day.’  In this podcast, the Stockholm Resilience Centre is calling on cities and countries to appoint Chief Engineers to put together the best engineering and design minds together with the finance community to speed up the transformation. We hear from the city of Glasgow, the UN17 village in Copenhagen and also hear about how Turku in Finland has found a way to ensure collaboration across the city thanks to support from ICLEI, a global network of local governments working towards sustainability. Episode guest apperancesAndreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, SwecoOwen Gaffney, Director of International Media and Strategy, Stockholm Resilience CentreMarion Guenard, Senior Officer, Circular Development, ICLEI Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of CommerceMartin Schultz-Nielsen, Investment Director, NREPAmanda Borneke, Circular economy specialist, SwecoColm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency  About the Urban Insight podcastThe Urban Insight mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development. Since 2018, Sweco’s Urban Insight initiative has reached more than 31 million people through news, press and media.  During 2022, the Urban Insight podcast will focus on circularity and the key role of cities in achieving this. https://www.swecourbaninsight.com/
7/1/2022

Preventing Overshoot Day

We’re living as if we had 1.75 planets to work from. Our ecosystems can’t regenerate in line with the amount of resources we’re using. So, how do we change that and create truly circular societies. In this podcast, we put the focus on what cities can do to stop ‘overshoot day.’  In this podcast, the Stockholm Resilience Centre is calling on cities and countries to appoint Chief Engineers to put together the best engineering and design minds together with the finance community to speed up the transformation. We hear from the city of Glasgow, the UN17 village in Copenhagen and also hear about how Turku in Finland has found a way to ensure collaboration across the city thanks to support from ICLEI, a global network of local governments working towards sustainability. Episode guest apperancesAndreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, SwecoOwen Gaffney, Director of International Media and Strategy, Stockholm Resilience CentreMarion Guenard, Senior Officer, Circular Development, ICLEI Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of CommerceMartin Schultz-Nielsen, Investment Director, NREPAmanda Borneke, Circular economy specialist, SwecoColm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency  About the Urban Insight podcastThe Urban Insight mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development. Since 2018, Sweco’s Urban Insight initiative has reached more than 31 million people through news, press and media.  During 2022, the Urban Insight podcast will focus on circularity and the key role of cities in achieving this. https://www.swecourbaninsight.com/
5/31/2022

Going Circular in Europe

While the race is on to reduce emissions in Europe’s cities, how can they create a long-term net-zero future and move to a circular economy. We look at what’s required to make this shift in mindset and how cities should start going about this work. While there are several common challenges that all cities face, it is also clear that cities are uniquely positioned to drive this transition. The podcast includes experts from the United Nations Environment Program, Researchers in the field of circularity and Environmental planners from the city of Lahti, a city chosen to the European Green Capital Award as the first city in Finland. Episode guest appearances·        Andreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco·        Sharon Gil, Program Manager, United Nations Environment Program·        Charlie Gullström, Research and Innovation Strategist, Sweco·        Jenni Rahkonen, Environmental Coordinator, City of Lahti·        Colm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency  About the Urban Insight podcastThe Urban Insight mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development. Sweco proudly presents this Urban Insight podcast – where science, facts and expertise combine with entertainment and an interest in developing the sustainable cities of the future. We focus on the biggest challenges of our time, exploring the citizens perspective and highlighting best practises from frontrunner cities and organisations around the globe. We discuss the best solutions and how to scale up together. Since 2018, Urban Insight reached 28 million people through news, press and media. Enjoy our podcast series highlighting key actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and beyond!During 2022, the Urban Insight podcast will focus on circularity and the key role of cities in achieving this. You can find more insights on our webpage: www.swecourbaninsight.com
2/1/2022

Building Back Better

Season 1, Ep. 3
A city the size of Paris must be built every week for the next 30 years to accommodate global population growth. How do we rebuild our cities and towns in the face of climate change?Welcome to Urban Insight by Sweco Podcast Series! In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of how to speed up the transition to resilient, climate-neutral cities. We speak with Matthew Baldwin at the European Commission, who heads the EU mission to create 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030. We discuss challenges and solutions with urban development experts, researchers, and other specialists within the field.Episode guest appearancesMatthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for mobility and transport at the European Commission and manager of the European mission on climate-neutral and smart citiesAndreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, SwecoMatilda van den Bosch, Researcher, Barcelona Institute for Global HealthLot van Hooijdonk, Alderman, city of UtrechtBas Horsting, Design Director, Urban Planning and Architecture, SwecoColm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency Cities account for 70% of the world’s global emissions, and they are now being hit by the effects of climate change like flooding and other problems. So, how do we rebuild our cities to adapt them to the effects of climate change and to align them with the goals of the Paris climate agreement and UN sustainable development goals? Tune into the podcast to find out more.About the Urban Insight podcastThe Urban Insight mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development. Since 2018, Urban Insight reached 28 million people through news, press and media. Enjoy our podcast series highlighting key actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and beyond!You can find more insights on our webpage: www.swecourbaninsight.comAbout SwecoSweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. 
11/23/2021

Healthy cities for the next generation

Season 1, Ep. 2
Everything we plan and build in cities should last for generations. But are our cities really fit for the next generation? How do we shape our cities so that they will be healthy places for children and their families to grow up in?UNICEF warns that one in four deaths in children under the age of five are linked to unhealthy environments. In this podcast, we talk to urban development experts, UNICEF and other specialists from the Swedish school system.Welcome to this Urban insight podcast by Sweco, focused on building cities for the next generation and how a child-friendly focus is central to achieving healthy cities and societies.Episode guest appearances·       Pernilla Baralt, Secretary General, UNICEF Sweden·       Andreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco·       Jens Aerts, Urban Planner and Team Manager, Sweco Belgium·       Åsa Lindgren, Head of Sustainability, Stockholm’s schools·       Emil O’Callaghan, student·       Colm O’Callaghan, moderator, Brid Agency About the Urban Insight podcastSweco proudly presents the second Urban Insight podcast – where science, facts and expertise combine with entertainment and an interest in developing the sustainable cities of the future. We focus on the biggest challenges of our time, exploring the citizens perspective and highlighting best practises from frontrunner cities and organisations around the globe. We discuss the best solutions and how to scale up together. Since 2018, Urban Insight reached 28 million people through news, press and media. Enjoy our podcast series highlighting key actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and beyond!You can find more insights on our webpage: www.swecourbaninsight.comAbout SwecoSweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. 
8/19/2021

The world´s healthiest building

Season 1, Ep. 1
Let´s build the worlds healthiest building. What would you need to make that claim? What makes a building healthy and how do you build one?Welcome to the Urban Insight by Sweco podcast – focused on action-oriented discussions. We invite leading thinkers to discuss the biggest challenges and solutions in building healthy buildings. We discuss why health and well-being are important topics for our urban environments and buildings today and in the future.Episode guest appearances:Nathalie Laure Roebbel, Head, Air Quality and Health at The World Health Organization.Mattias Goldmann, Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco.Masi Mohammadi, Professor of ‘Architecture in Health'​ & 'Smart Architectural Technologies' ​at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.Matthew Webster, Head of Portfolio Sustainability, British Land.Moderator: Colm O Callaghan, Brid Agency.About the Urban Insight podcastSweco proudly presents the third Urban Insight podcast by Sweco – where science, facts and expertise combine with entertainment and an interest in developing the sustainable cities of the future. We focus on the biggest challenges of our time, exploring the citizens perspective and highlighting best practises from frontrunner cities and organisations around the globe. We discuss the best solutions and how to scale up together. Since 2018, Urban Insight reached 28 million people through news, press and media. Enjoy our podcast series highlighting key actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and beyond!You can find more insights on our webpage: www.swecourbaninsight.comAbout SwecoSweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.