As this is a transdisciplinary project proposal, it involves not only academics from different disciplines at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology but also practitioners from the City of Gothenburg and the Västra Götaland Region:
Jenny Stenberg (project leader), researcher at Chalmers Architecture, is an associate professor in urban design and planning with a special focus on citizen participation and codesign of urban space. She started the master course Suburbs—design & future challenges, was one of the initiators for the Centre for Urban Studies Hammarkullen, and project leader for one of Mistra Urban Future’s pilot project: Urban Empowerment.
Hans Abrahamsson is an associate professor in peace and development research at the School of Global Studies, GU. He is also visiting professor in Global Political Studies at Malmö University with focus on local impressions of globalisation.
Henric Benesch has a PhD in design at the Faculty of Applied and Performing Arts GU. In his thesis Under the canopy – an environment for artistic research he, as an architect, focused on issues of change regarding the relation between environments and activities.
Martin Berg has a M. Sc in global studies with a focus on sustainable urban development and transdisciplinary knowledge production. He has facilitated this amongst practitioners, researchers and civil society in Angered.
Pål Castell is landscape architect and has a PhD at Chalmers Architecture. His thesis Managing yards and togetherness is about citizen participation in ethnically segregated and stigmatised areas.
Emma Corkhill has a M.Sc in geography. She is employed by VGR to develop citizen dialogue Young Energy in collaboration with municipalities and city districts on city planning and climate change.
Sara Danielsson has a M Arts in Design at the School of Design and Crafts and she has published several manuals to facilitate for citizen initiatives in urban planning, e.g. Three steps for new city life.
Rakel Heed Styffe is an artist and a project leader that works with supporting young people’s own cultural creativity, with a particular focus on art. She is employed by VGR to develop citizen dialogue Young Energy in collaboration with municipalities and city districts on city planning and climate change.
Anna Fridén is a process leader with a focus on how to handle conflicts and works at the City of Gothenburg. She is also employed by VGR to develop citizen dialogue Young Energy in collaboration with municipalities and city districts on city planning and climate change.
Lars Jadelius is an associate professor in architecture and lecturer in cultural science and pedagogy with focus on modernity, knowledge progress and learning processes for creative cities. He is active as a consultant and chairman of the Society of World Village.
Vanja Larberg has a Master in Architecture. She is employed by City of Gothenburg to be involved in the development of S2020 which aims at including social aspects in the vision of sustainable development when implemented in the city.
Nazem Tahvilzadeh has a PhD at the University of Gothenburg, working with public administration theory with a focus on womens’ and ethnic minorities’ participation in political processes.