Division of Urban and Regional Studies
Social, economic and environmental knowledge underpin the political processes which determine the futures of urban and metropolitan areas in an era of globalization and climate stress. Decisions are related in a complex and interlinked way. Planning for the management of this complexity therefore embrace new research challenges. The mission statement of the division is to contribute to the scientific study of the theory and practice of planning, strategy and public policy with particular relevance to sustainable urban development. Our focus is on actor interaction in complex and long-term decision processes using strategic planning theories, scenario methods and decision-support infrastructure systems as tools.