Guy Baeten contributes to The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory

With the chapter Neoliberal Planning, Guy Baeten, Professor of Urban Studies at Malmö University, is one of the contributors to The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory. The recently published book ”presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning”.  Read more at

Talk by Rob Hopkins: Transition Stories – local solutions for a sustainable society

Talk by Rob Hopkins, Transition Network. ”Transition Stories – local solutions for a sustainable society”. The last day of his week long tour of Sweden and Denmark. The actual talk will be around 45 minutes, after which will be a discussion with invited guests. There will be time for Q&As and networking after.

Rob Hopkins is an independent activist and writer on environmental issues, based in Totnes, England. He is best known as the founder and figurehead of the Transition movement, which he initiated in 2005.

Rob Hopkins holds a doctorate from Plymouth University (2011) on the subject of transition (Localisation and Resilience at the Local Level: The Case of Transition Town Totnes). He is a visiting fellow at Plymouth University, in July 2013 was awarded a honorary doctorate by the University of the West of England, and in October 2016, he was awarded a honorary doctorate by the University of Namur.

In 2012 he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and one of ‘Britain’s 50 New Radicals’. Hopkins have appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Four Thought’ and on ‘A Good Read’, appear in the French film phenomenon ‘Demain’ (‘Tomorrow’), have spoken at TED Global once, and at 3 TEDx events. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a keen gardener and one of the founders of New Lion Brewery in Totnes and a Director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, a very ambitious community-led development project.

The event is organized in collaboration with Glokala Folkhögskolan, Holma Folkhögskola, Omställning Malmö and Nationella Omställningsrådet—Lokala-losningar-for-ett-hallbart-samhalle/


Irene Molina: Talking back: Confronting racism in academia

Colleges and universities are not free from racism. On the contrary, universities and other research institutions have historically created and legitimated racist imaginations and practices. Irene Molina, professor in cultural geography at Uppsala university, research leader at CEMFOR and board member in Antirasistiska akademin will lead us in a discussion on the following questions: What does racism within colleges and universities look like today? Is it possible to teach and do research in an anti-racist way? What can we do to confront racism within higher education and research? In the meeting on October 5 we will discuss our needs and interests in doing anti-racist work in Malmö and Lund. Read more in the University calendar

Nytt externt uppdrag till Peter Palm

Peter Palm är ny ordförande för branschorganisationen Samhällsbyggarnas sektion för fastighetsvärdering. Peter är lektor i fastighetsvetenskap vid Institutionen för urbana studier och kan i denna roll påverka kvaliteten på de som ska värdera våra fastigheter på ett hållbart sätt – det innebär ansvar för auktorisation, tillsyn och vidareutbildning.

I fredags träffade han en delegation från det Vietnamesiska finansdepartementet i sin nya roll, för att diskutera auktorisation av fastighetsvärderare i Vietnam.

Läs mer om fastighetsvärdering hos Samhällsbyggarna

New research project about urban planning in Sweden and Russia

What are the generating factors and challenges faced by each city or locality? What are the belief systems, modes of reasoning and configurations of interests underlying planning in the Russian and Swedish contexts? What are the processes of citizen involvement? How are issues as gender equality, ethnic diversity and individual functional variation included and represented? What mechanisms ensure that such interests are carried over into the overall comprehensive plan? 

Congratulations to Bo Peterson and Derek Hutcheson who have received funding from Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). The project seeks to examine the processes of urban planning in Sweden and Russia, with a focus on the input, control and output legitimacy of that process.  Read more about the project

Medea Talk: Framing Wonder: A Mission for Design

Medea would like to invite you to the Medea Talk ”Framing Wonder: A Mission for Design” with Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Sussex (UK). Ann Light will discuss how people “make futures” and what role design may have in this.

When? October 16 at 15:15–17:00

Where? Hörsal B2, Niagara, Malmö University

Sign up here

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Välkommen till en dag om feedback och feedforward

Fakulteten för hälsa och samhälle och Akademiskt lärarskap (AKL) bjuder in till en pedagogikdag för lärare och studenter. Temat är ’Feedback och feedforward – för lärande’ och du får ta del av presentationer från lärare och studenter, oppositionsteater och en avslutande paneldebatt. Läs mer i kalendern och anmäl dig senast den 16 oktober

HUS Research Seminar Series

Welcome to the research seminars within the research network HUS. The research network HUS (”Hållbart boende, urban förnyelse och social rättvisa”) presents multidisciplinary research on current challenges of sustainable housing, urban renewal and social justice in a seminar series starting autumn 2017.

13 september, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

27 september, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

11 oktober, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

 25 oktober, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

8 november, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

22 november, onsdag

12:10 – 13:00

6 december, onsdag