Dr. Karin Grundström is Associate Professor in Built Environment at Urban Studies and Programme Director of the international MSc programme Sustainable Urban Management. I currently spend one third of my time on teaching and advising students and two thirds on externally funded research projects. My ongoing research concerns urban processes and the cityscape of Malmö. I study urban fragmentation and projects that aim to build a more sustainable city through paths of communication and through densification. Ideas of the sustainable city are interesting to me both as a town-planning ideal and as the everyday lived experience of the citizens. Another phenomenon is the new so called lifestyle living in Swedish cities. My research interest concerns the consequences of lifestyle living on the fragmented cityscape, on public places and on the ability of the citizens to maneuver on an individualized housing market. I have previously participated in research on energy efficiency and urban climatic design in North Africa and have studied poverty related urban development and gendered constructions of space in Central America.
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Tran Hoai Anh was born in Hanoi where she later trained as an architect. She has been working as a researcher in Sweden for most of the past 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in architecture and development studies from Lund University, Sweden. Her main field of research is urban and housing development, with a special focus on transitional societies, particularly contemporary Vietnam and China. She has examined the impacts of socioeconomic transformations on urban development as well as on social and gender equity.
Creating more sustainable cities poses challenges, not only in terms of what needs to be done, but also in terms of how to achieve it. A focus on process is central to this education. In the programme Sustainable Urban Management we will review means of effecting change in different circumstances and equip students to take an active part in bringing about more sustainable cities.
Joe Strahl holds a M.SC. Science and Technology Policy and BA in Geography and is lecturer in Environmental Studies at the Dept. of Urban Studies. Interests include environmental management (systems) product development and environment, cleaner production, preventive environmental strategies, adaptation strategies for climate change.