Podcast Ep. 6 - Advancing Clean Transportation | foresight.skanska.com

Advancing clean transportation

This is Shaping Sustainable Places, a new Skanska podcast. We’re here to recognize, encourage and inspire stakeholders in the industry and beyond to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon built environment. In each episode, we’ll be speaking with industry and civic leaders, policymakers and other champions of change to explore innovative solutions to real challenges.


The transportation sector is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions. But in our globalized economy, the need for safe, fast and reliable transportation isn’t going away. Any path toward carbon neutrality has to include a strategy that enables people to move freely without compromising the environment. It needs to make transportation more accessible, efficient and sustainable. 


This episode features Emma Head, Technical Service Delivery Director at HS2; Alexander Ståhle, PhD Urban Design, CEOat  Spacescape, Founder at Placetoplan; and Ståle Rød, Executive Vice President at Skanska Group


Each of these leaders describes ways they are working to make a positive impact on sustainable transportation:


  • Emma explains the HS2 project — a UK high-speed railway — and how it is connecting the UK, while decarbonizing transportation.  
  • Alexander describes how smart urban design can both eliminate our reliance on fossil-fuel transportation and improve quality of life. 
  • Ståle offers examples of technological innovations that can help decarbonize transportation infrastructure during its construction.


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Today's guests:


  1. Ståle Rød, *Executive Vice President at Skanska Group





  1. Alexander Ståhle, PhD Urban Design, CEO Spacescape, Founder Placetoplan
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-st%C3%A5hle-b82b7253/





  1. Emma Head, Technical Service Delivery Director at High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd





* Between recording the interview and the launch of this episode, Ståle Rød moved from his position as CEO at Skanska Norge AS to become an Executive Vice President at Skanska Group.