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January Updates from the Ecological Institute US

Monday, January 9, 2017  
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Join our first POCACITO webinar of the year on Tuesday, January 17 at 12pm ET with Johanna Ekne, manager of the Bicycle House in Malmö.

Living without a car - the bicycle house in Malmö, Sweden

The bicycle house is the first residential building being built in Sweden with zero car parking. Instead we are aiming for making life easy for bikers. A bike sharing pool with cargo bikes, electrical bikes and foldable bikes makes it possible to handle all traveling by bike instead of by car. A large elevator and wide doors will enable you to bring the bike all the way up to your apartment, even the cargo bike for unloading. A bike wash and repair studio help you taking good car of your bike. In the first floor is a vacation apartment and of course a bike is included in the rent. This and a lot of other features will be presented during the webinar by the manager Johanna Ekne.

You can register for this free webinar at The webinar will last 50 minutes.

Johanna has worked as a project manager and information officer within the field of sustainable development for many years. Mostly for the public sector such as the County council and the City of Malmö but also having her own consultancy. Now, she is employed in the private sector for the first time, managing the Bicycle house.

Johanna was part of our POCACITO delegation to Houston, Denver and Las Vegas in June 2016. Welcome back!

Behind the Bicycle house is a firm called Hauschild + Siegel, which are acting as both architects and developers, a rare combination in Sweden. Their aim is to be both modern and sustainable and they are known for thinking outside the box. This is their first bicycle house but not the last!

Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) is an international consortium of cities working together to share their visions, innovations, and experiences building more equitable, accessible, and sustainable urban communities. Together, we are developing strategies to leverage the diversity and dynamism of the world’s cities and turning ideas into reality. It’s an exciting process – one that’s always evolving – and we hope you can be part of it.

Founded in 2008, the Ecologic Institute US is an independent non-profit think-tank for applied environmental research and policy analysis. Our mission is to promote greater transatlantic understanding of environmental policies, sustainable economic and political development, and environmental protection through research, publications, educational exchanges, and public events. We accomplish this through dedication to discovering fresh perspectives in sustainable social and environmental development.

If you have any questions about the event or the POCACITO project, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can write to or for more details.

Please also continue our discussions on urban sustainability online on our LinkedIn Group.

Past webinar recordings can be viewed here:


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