University of Stavanger

City goals/challenges

By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. In parallel with the growing cities, we will face the growth of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. There is now an urgent need for new, better, and more integrated solutions to ensure good and livable cities.

Developing smart cities is first and foremost about combining information technologies with buildings and infrastructure in ways that that works for people and help solve the challenges environmental and social challenges that our cities and our planet face. The sustainable and inclusive city of the future demands even better and more comprehensive urban planning.

Smart City solution

The Research Network for Smart Cities at the University of Stavanger is conducting interdisciplinary research on smart city development in close collaboration with regional, national, and international partners.

The University’s research network is divided into seven areas:

  • Education and knowledge
  • Arts and culture
  • Safety
  • Climate and sustainability
  • Mobility and transport
  • Democracy and participation
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

The University helps to create new smart solutions that contribute to more sustainable and livable cities and regions.


Anders Riel Müller
Head of Smart City Research Network at the University of Stavanger
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