My PhD project investigates the potential of, and contributing factors to, a stronger involvement of citizens in the governance of urban climate risk. Key questions to be answered, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, are: What are the alignments and mismatches between municipalities’ and citizens’ responsibility for climate change adaptation? How have concrete interactions between the two parties played out in the context of adaptation? What kind of institutional efforts mobilize city dwellers’ adaptive capacity and action, and what are the conditions for collaborative arrangements?
The geographical focus is primarily on municipalities in Sweden. I conduct my PhD research in the context of two larger projects: “Increasing societies’ adaptive capacities to climate change: Distributed urban risk governance for achieving sustainable transformation and resilience of cities” and “Implementing the Ecosystem Services Approach at the Municipal level” (ECOSIMP) (see under “Research Projects” below).
With a Master’s degree in Engineering Mathematics from Lund University, my academic background is in mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the application of mathematics in different engineering disciplines (mechanics, signals and communication, computer science, etc.).
During the course of my undergraduate studies, I became increasingly interested in interdisciplinary subjects and as a part of my specialisation in Risk Management, I conducted my Master’s thesis based on a case study of an informal settlement (favela) in Brazil. There, I examined both quantitatively and qualitatively the linkages between climate-related risk, social vulnerability, the (informally built) urban environment, and formal education.
In the context of my PhD, I have strengthened my skills in e.g. qualitative methods, systems thinking and theories concerning risk, adaptation, sustainable urban planning and citizen participation, in order to conduct interdisciplinary research.
Building Inclusive Urban Communities (BInUCom), 2015-2019. Erasmus+ capacity building project financed by the EU. (Project webpage @University of Twente)
Implementing the Ecosystem Services Approach at the municipal level (ECOSIMP), 2013-2016. Financed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. (Project webpage in Swedish)
Increasing societies’ adaptive capacities to climate change: Distributed urban risk governance for achieving sustainable transformation and resilience of cities, 2012-2017. Financed by FORMAS. (Project webpage)
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Cascades of green: A review of ecosystem-based adaptation in urban areas
- Guideline for integrating ecosystem-based adaptation into municipal planning and governance
- Perceptions of the ecosystem services concept: Opportunities and challenges in the Swedish municipal context
- The urban domino effect: a conceptualization of cities’ interconnectedness of risk
- A review of urban ecosystem services: six key challenges for future research
- Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation
- From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens
- The role of individual adaptive practice for sustainable adaptation
- The urban domino effect: a conceptualization of cities’ interconnectedness of risk, Input paper
- En klimatanpassingsguide för kommuner [Guide for Municipal Climate Change Adaptation]
- Interfacing citizens’ and institutions’ practice and responsibilities for climate change adaptation
- Local levers for change: Mainstreaming ecosystem-based adaptation into municipal planning to foster sustainability transitions
- Moving beyond short-term coping and adaptation
- Planning for resilience to climatic extremes and variability: A review of Swedish municipalities’ adaptation responses
- Svensk forskning om klimatanpassning inom styrning och planering [Swedish research on climate change adaptation, governance and planning]
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