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- Collaborative infrastructure for smart and sustainable small towns and cities

The concepts of smart and sustainable cities are usually associated with large cities. Problems, challenges and solutions for future cities are very much about conditions typical of big cities. In our proposed feasibility study, we want to focus on the characteristics of smaller municipalities, including requirements, conditions and solutions. 

The aim is to build a constellation for a major initiative and to create the conditions for this. These parts will be included in the feasibility study: Needs and limitations for smaller municipalities to use smart solutions, Collaboration within and between municipalities regarding different types of infrastructure, Opportunities to expand city networks with wireless components, Opportunities to integrate communication solutions with service platforms to offer local services.

The initiative consists of several different types of actors: municipalities (Herrljunga, Kungälv), city networks and municipal energy companies (Herrljunga elektriska, Kungälv Energi, ServaNet), the technology company Iioote and researchers from KTH.


  • Project leader: Björn Laumert, KTH; Jan Markendahl, KTH (deputy)
  • Partners: Herrljunga Municipality, Kungälv Municipality, Herrljunga elektriska, Kungälv Energi, ServaNet, Iioote AB and KTH, Energy Technology (ITM school) and Communication Systems (EECS school).
  • Total budget: SEK 960 000
  • Grant requested: SEK 480 000
  • Start date: 2018-07-01 
  • End date: 2018-12-31
  • Type of action: feasibility study
  • Keywords: digitalization, sustainable small towns and municipalities, collaborative municipal infrastructure, city networks, water and electricity, opportunity study, roadmap.

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