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Mikael Eriksson Björling

About digital transformation, design, creativity and lifestyle in the Networked Society.

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Urbanization

From Stockholm to Sydney – exploring the City Index

I recently made a trip from Stockholm to Sydney. Sydney is really an iconic city, so beautiful and full of nice people! My hometown Stockholm and Sydney are located 15584 kilometers away from each other – roughly a 24 hour... Continue Reading →

Socializing leads to satisfaction

In my previous post, I wrote that commuting is the biggest source of stress and frustration for people living in cities, according to a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report, City Life. So what makes city residents feel at ease? Social networking. Those who... Continue Reading →

How much commotion does your commute cause?

I consider myself lucky. It takes me 15 minutes to drive to my work: Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm. It takes me 25 minutes if I ride my bicycle, 40 minutes if I run, and 45 minutes if I take public... Continue Reading →

Paris, a city embracing innovation

This week, the New Cities Summit takes place in Paris; a city that has experienced groundbreaking changes in city planning – think Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Haussman was famous for modernizing Paris during the mid-19th century. The reconstruction of Paris involved all... Continue Reading →

The changing cityscape

People are moving from the countryside to cities all over the world. In the Networked Society City Index, we say: “Today more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2030 the proportion is expected to... Continue Reading →

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