Telework, the pandemic and the energy-efficient city – transformative opportunities, challenges and tensions

Research project
Active research
Project size
5 924 035
Project period
2021 - 2025
Project owner
Unit for Human Geography

The Swedish Energy Agency

Short description

The aim of the project is to increase knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of telework in a continued transition towards an ecologically and socially sustainable working and everyday life and for the advancement of 'dense' and energy-efficient cities and regions.


The sub goals of the project are to i) carry out two empirical studies that provide insight into adaptation strategies of households; intentions and readiness for continued homework, duration of adaptation strategies, differences between worker groups; and implications for households’ energy-related activity patterns; ii) to develop knowledge that is useful for policy, public planning and business in the development of a resource-efficient and sustainable society; (iii) contribute to knowledge on the implications of digital technologies and access on sustainable urban and regional development; and iv) develop the project in an co-creative dialogue with a reference group comprising relevant stakeholders.

Members in the project

Eva Thulin

Ana Gil Solá

Bertil Vilhelmson

Louise Brundin