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Associate Professor KTH; Director of Viable Cities SIP
Olga Kordas, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development, is the Director of Viable Cities - the Swedish Strategic Innovation Programme on smart and sustainable Cities. Viable Cities is built upon a people-centered holistic approach to sustainable urban development with digitalization, electrification and civic engagement as enablers. It has more than 90 members that represent a quadruple helix collaboration of public authorities, academia, companies and civil society. Viable Cities is one of the first initiatives in Sweden to pilot the mission-driven innovation with the mission “Climate Neutral Cities 2030 with good life for all within planetary boundaries”. Olga is also a research leader of UrbanT/Urban Analytics and Transition research group at KTH. The group’s mission is to foster sustainable urban transitions through collaborative processes informed by data analytics and conceptual modelling. Her main research areas are urban data analytics for energy transition, and smart and sustainable cities, addressing the role of ICT, electrification and citizen engagement as enablers for sustainable urban development.