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- Architecture for sustainable mobility

Sharing economy and mobility services pave the way for innovative architecture. Mo-Bo is a housing concept with mobility services that solve residents' transportation needs in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable way. 

Mobility services enable more people and goods to be transported by fewer vehicles, which means smarter use of resources and space. In connection with the home, large areas and costs that were previously invested in private car spaces are freed up. The innovation work is based on a Living Lab (Vilunda, Mo-Bo I) and two test beds (Slakthusområdet, Mo-Bo II, and Östra Sala backe) where design, services and policies are tested in the planning, construction and operation phase. 

The stakeholder constellation consists of municipalities, building operators, architects, service providers, residents and researchers. The goal is a transition from today's "Normal" in housing architecture and urban planning with a focus on private cars to the "New Normal" with a focus on transport needs, solution capacity and climate effects.

This effort has been further funded in the new project Mo-Bo III - Mobility and Housing as a single service.


  • Project leader: Anna Sundman, Theory Into Practice (TIP)
  • Partners: Theory Into Practice, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Green Leap, Laterre Invest AB, Upplands Väsby Municipality, SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Affairs, Trivector, Urbio, Uppsala Municipality.
  • Total budget: SEK 10 294 238
  • Grant applied for: SEK 4 999 334
  • Start date: 2018-06-01 
  • End date: 2020-06-01
  • Type of action: innovation
  • Keywords: Mo-Bo Architecture, urban design, housing, mobility services, sharing economy, sustainable transport.

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