Connecting the future to our cities.


Viable Cities – the strategic innovation programme for smart, sustainable cities – is the largest research and innovation initiative taken in Sweden so far in the field of smart, sustainable cities. Viable Cities is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and brings together around 50 stakeholders in various areas of research, industry, government, local authorities and civil society.

Four focus areas

The programme’s focus areas are based on citizens’ interests, motivations and needs, and are implemented with the close citizen involvement.

Five themes

Five concrete themes give focus to activities and ensure that technology and knowledge are developed with strong input from citizens, and by putting people first.

Programme vision

“Sweden inspires and takes a leading role in energy and climate transitions through smart sustainable cites.”

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Viable Cities in numbers

Our goal


renewable energy

First call for proposals


Time frame

between 2018-2029