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Berit Brokking Balfors

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Professor, PhD in environmental assessment analysis. The overall research focuses on sustainability analysis related to e.g. transport and land use planning, with a special emphasis on biodiversity and climate change adaptation. Additionally, tools for environmental system analysis in the built environment, such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) form a central part of her research and teaching.

  • Member of Formas’ Scientific Council (Formas forskningsråd), ongoing since 2019
  • Member of the scientific board of Lundströms C.F. foundation, The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, (Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien), ongoing
  • Member of the scientific board of Lissheds foundation, SEB, ongoing
  • Member of Vinnova scientific review panel, InfraSweden2030, ongoing
  • Member of ABE Docent Committee, KTH, ongoing
  • Member of KTH Promotion Committee, ongoing
  • Member of  the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme Committee (Nordforsk, Formas), 2015-2023
  • Member of the committee for development research, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), 2016-2019.
  • Member of the board of KTH Water Centre, 2017-2021.
  • Member in the KTH University Board (KTH Högskolestyrelsen) 2011-2013.
  • Head of the Department (Prefekt) of Land and Water Resources Engineering, KTH, 2007-20013.

Research areas

Municipal energy planning and environmental assessment

Green qualities and ecosystem services in urban areas

Urban planning and sustainable development

Strategies for sustainable water management

Transport planning for a sustainable society

On-going projects

Strategies for integrating environmental functions in transport planning for sustainable urban development

Transport planning for a sustainable society: Vision, collaboration, and environmental functions in Strategic Choice of Measures (Swedish Transport Administration)

(re)Planning Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Transformations (REP-NBS) (Formas)

Recently completed projects

Mainstreaming sustainability, 2019-2023.

REWIND - Regional planning for wind power 2018-2023.

ISSUE - Integrating Sustainability Strategies in Urban Environments (ISSUE). Formas, Research Council Formas), (Project leader) 2016-2020

TRAMP - Strategic Environmental Assessment in transport planning,  Swedish Transport Administration (project leader), 2018-2020.

Södertörnsmodellen - Collaborative Platform for Sustainable Suburban Dynamics. Vinnova-Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, (Coordinator) 2014-2016 (phase 1 and 2) 2017-2019 (phase 3)

STEP - Strengthen the strategic municipal energy planning. Swedish Energy Agency, (Project leader), 2016-2019

SPEAK - Sustainable planning and environmental assessment knowledge, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency), (Project leader) 2014-2017


Degree Project in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, Second Cycle (AL230X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Strategies for Sustainable Development, Second Cycle (AL250X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Environmental Impact Assessment (AE2501), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Environmental Systems Analysis for Energy and Environment (AE1502), teacher | Course web

Environmental Systems Analysis for Teachers (AE1503), teacher | Course web

Strategic Environmental Assessment (AE2507), examiner, teacher | Course web

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