The Danish Parliament’s transpolitical network is promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its “2030 panel” and implemented by a project group consisting of Danish Architecture Center, Ramboll Management and Statistics Denmark. This project will develop a baseline of indicators for sustainable development in Denmark, making the goals operational and practical via tools for visual dialogue and strategic management. Focus is on SDG #11 – sustainable cities and societies, but the aim is to create a model that can be used for all SDGs.
Within research and education, the Foundation in particular focus on the technical and natural science areas as well as sociologically orientated research given Ramboll’s brand as sustainable society consultants and focus on the interface between technological progress on societies.
Cities face a significant challenge in determining the success or failure of their adaptation actions as climate change adaptation (CCA) actions are difficult to track and monitor and there is a lack of sufficient adaptation monitoring tools. C40 Cities and Ramboll with support from the Ramboll Foundation have therefore produced a framework that supports cities in measuring the progress and impact of urban climate adaptation.
The guidance material and process has been piloted in three C40 cities – Quito in Ecuador, Johannesburg in South Africa, and Austin in the US.
University College North Jutland, Tech College Aalborg, Aalborg University and Aalborg Municipality each year launches a new interactive exhibition in its “Universitarium”, with the purpose of raising the interest in science and craftmanship in children. The 2018 exhibition is about safety and security, from daily life in the home to the public sphere, traffic safety, natural disasters, etc.
GrEN 2018 is a conference with the vision to encourage and inspire students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim to be innovative through focus on environmental issues. This year’s theme will be “smart cities” and how to use and benefit from what is normally considered a burden to the cities. One example would be how to make industrial waste a valuable resource, rather than a problem.
City of Aarhus together with Aarhus University and Ramboll will host a conference around the next generation of Liveable Smart Cities where technology is used with a human centric approach to create more livable and sustainable cities. The conference is also open to the public and will gain new insights and exchanges on smart city development and create new connections between Danish, Nordic and European Smart City professionals.
Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl will with this PhD explore novel approaches to digital terrain modelling, which will lead to more sustainable design solutions and increased planning accuracy in the fields of civil engineering and landscape architecture. The research will take advantage of emerging innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Parametric Design. Overall this approach will result in increased design accuracy, better site performance, lower construction costs and higher customer satisfaction.
UNLEASH aims to build networks around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s. These are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and company policies over the next 15 years.
For this year’s event from May 30 to June 6 in Singapore, UNLEASH again handpicked 1,000 talents from more than 100 countries, who worked on challenges related to the SDGs. Supported by the Ramboll Foundation, Ramboll sent a total of 9 talents to Singapore.
The donation to The Global Fashion Agenda (previously Danish Fashion Institute) will help facilitate partnerships that will lead to more environmentally friendly ways of producing clothing items. The main objectives and expected results are to gather the global clothing industry in Copenhagen to have them commit to changing their production and implement plans for circular economy while partnering them with innovative, environmentally friendly technical ways of production.
Improving the design and maintenance of offshore wind farms is the central topic of a PhD project being conducted in Denmark. It aims to help engineers quantify uncertainties in the wind energy sector and will allow offshore wind farm operators to optimise their maintenance activities based on the assessed condition of the structures. It will also shed light on known project risks in the wind energy industry such as hazardous resonance between wind turbine and support structures in operation.
In 2014, Randi Nøhr Møller started working in the Analysis Group in the International Bridge Department at Ramboll. She became involved in a project concerning a major long span suspension bridge and the challenges related to calculating the instability limit of these bridges.