Current transport systems are degrading terrestrial ecosystems. Future practices need to integrate sustainable factors in early planning of infrastructural development to ensure a sustainable life on land.
At Scania we see cities as one of the important partners when creating a more effective framework for sustainable transport – by working in multi-stakeholder groups on sustainable urban planning and infrastructure development.
The Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) is a joint initiative between Scania, Ericsson and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is bringing together research and demonstrations with a system approach to new infrastructure, vehicle concepts, business models and policies that could solve transport-related environmental challenges globally.
In another project, Activity Based City, Scania, construction group Skanska, consultancy firm WSP and rail operator MTR are driving city development in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way, where people are at the centre and where digitalisation plays an important part.