Megacities: turning ten million faces at Swedish environmental technology
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The world is facing a tremendous challenge with its current urbanization trend. In particular, two types of cities–i.e. emerging and transitional–are of interest given their rapid population growth and the subsequent pressure put on its infrastructure and logistics and on its surrounding environment. This can represent huge business opportunities for companies in Sweden, where population growth has stabilized and a lot of these problems have been already addressed. At the same time, the host city can benefit from the solution of some of their problems and a push towards a more sustainable development. In this article, the key dynamics for successful up-scaling and diffusion of environmental technologies in emerging markets are analyzed based on a case-study. The identification of key local stakeholders, such as governmental and non-governmental institutions (NGOs), intermediary institutions, industry representatives and academia was the raw material for a first round of interviews. The latter, provided an insight of what are the barriers to success, having in mind the specific social and economic context of the venue and its inhabitants/government’s perceptions of their current environmental situation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Megacities, Environmental technology, Sustainable development, Emerging markets
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67601OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67601DiVA: diva2:411663
The R&D Management Conference 2011, 28-30 June, Norrköping, Sweden