Sustainable Urbanism Beyond Stockholm: Harvard’s Ed Glaeser talks at KTH

Last month KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm had the distinction of installing world-leading Harvard scholar, Edward Glaeser, as an Honoury Professor. To mark the occasion Ed Glaeser visited KTH and gave a lecture titled: Cities and the Post Urban World. The recording is available here: As always, Professor Glaeser gave a sparkling performance spinning data, method innovations and insights … Continue reading “Sustainable Urbanism Beyond Stockholm: Harvard’s Ed Glaeser talks at KTH”

Asking questions about DIY Urbanism

The first blog in this series looked at what DIY Urbanism is, the second at what’s going on in DIY Urbanism in Sweden, and the third on international trends in DIY Urbanism. This final blog post in the series reflects on the role of research in DIY Urbanism. It also explores some of the research … Continue reading “Asking questions about DIY Urbanism”

The DIY Street and the Significance of the Ordinary

Researchers and practitioners in London have begun to reveal the processes and value of the “DIY street”. Should their insights change our approach to city centre planning? Over the past month the role of the street in making the city has been addressed by two worlds I feel part of. The approaches taken to the … Continue reading “The DIY Street and the Significance of the Ordinary”

Welcome to the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment Blog

Today we launch a new blog for the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment. The blog will profile innovative research fields emerging at the university that have the potential to provide radically new approaches to the built environment. “KTH is an inspirational place to be at the moment” comments Centre director Amy Rader Olsson, … Continue reading “Welcome to the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment Blog”