Malmö University: GPS Seminar: Legitimacy, urban planning and sustainability in Russia and Sweden
13 december kl. 13:00 – 15:00
(Professor, Global Political Studies, Malmö University)
(Associate professor, Global Political Studies, Malmö University)
Presentation of the project funded by the International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD)
In summary, 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. Through paired comparison of different examples of urban planning, it will bring together scholars and practitioners in Scandinavia (primarily Sweden) and Russia. The focus will be on the politics and processes behind sustainable planning and development in a number of comparable regions in each country. It envisages two conferences in 2018 to examine these processes, with three themes that will focus on perspectives of governance studies, urban and environmental studies, and citizen participation studies. The project will also be capacity-building, building on existing networks and fostering new ones between scholars and local government units in Sweden and Russia.