Department of Human Geography

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Svante Arrhenius väg 8 C
106 91 Stockholm

Department projects

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Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development
01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020

There is an increasing need for developing European Union Cohesion Policy in terms of greater sensitivity towards territorial specificities, more supportive of community-based development and the facilitation of greater civic participation. This also relates to the concern ove...

The demise of the informal city? Economic growth and street work in urban Africa
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

New winds of economic growth are blowing across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is creating new urban ambitions involving the reworking of African cities, their economies, politics and spaces. However, as urban informalization continues to expand in the face of ‘jobless growth’ there...

Creativity from below: Understanding the socio-political construction of 'creativity' in the European city
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

The aim of this research is to critically analyse how globally mobile ‘creative city’ policy is reconstructed in locally-contingent contexts and the implications of this for developing a progressive politics and planning milieu. How ‘creativity’ is actually understood among po...

Opportunities and Obstacles: Identifying hidden resources and skills to promote entrepreneurship among migrant women in Swedish regions
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Since 1999, more than 1 million immigrants have arrived in Sweden. Economic integration is one of the most important pathways for immigrant integration and inclusion into society. This project addresses some of the most significant challenges to maintaining social...

Linnaeus Centre on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe
01/07/2008 - 30/06/2018
The Linnaeus Centre on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe is designed to generate and convey to policy-makers clear and compelling evidence on the relationship of social policy to family dynamics. Previous research has had limited success in identifying links between f...

Urban riots: A comparative study of Stockholm and London
01/01/2016 - 01/01/2018

Urban societies are experiencing intensified social frictions which manifest themselves in recurrent urban riots. The failures of ´participatory´ planning, a loss of faith in available channels for participation and in civil society organizations may contribute to such violent...

Culture, Creativity and Economy
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017

This program will study the conditions for creativity and development in Sweden?s cultural and creative industries: their geography, creativity, and journey to market. The program aims to support a group of researchers with an internationally competitive track rec...

Education attitudes, parental preferences, and school performance in a changing educational landscape
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
Det föreslagna projektet; "Utbildningsattityder, föräldrars preferenser och skolresultat i ett förändrat utbildningslandskap" utgår ifrån tre aktuella geografiska trender. För det första, ökande skillnaderna i utbildningsbakgrun...

Resilience in East African Landscapes: Identifying critical thresholds and
sustainable trajectories – past, present and future
01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017
The strong temporal dynamics of the East African landscape and natural-resource distributions have always encouragedpeople to innovate and adapt to changing conditions. However, increasing population growth, changes in patterns of landtenure, industrialization, weak systems of go...


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