Professor in Environmental strategies and futures studies
Division of Strategic Sustainability Studies, SEED
KTH Digital Futures
My main interests are digitalisation, use of building space and transport, all in a perspectice of Futures studies for sustainable development and often related to Smart sustainable cities in a broad sense. I lead a work package on the future of transport in Mistra-SAMS. I am chair of the Smart society working group and member of the Strategic Research Council of KTH Digital Futures. My PhD-thesis from 2000 was on long-time futures studies on sustainable development with a focus on environment, transport and information technology in the future city. After the dissertation my research has been mainly focused on futures studies of sustainable cities, especially on energy use in cities. I have also been doing some work on futures studies and the Swedish environmental quality objectives and some on how to develop feminist futures. The possible role of information technology for changes of various kinds has been a part in many of those studies.
I am currently main supervisor for Erika Kriukelyte, Hampus Mårtensson and Anneli Kamb and co-supervisor for Nicolas Francart.
Program director of the doctorate program in Planning and decision analysis.
Member of the Scientific Advisory board of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (2018-).
Member of the European Expert panel D4S, Digitalization for sustainability 2021-
Director for the VinnEx Centre for Sustainable Communications 2009-2017
Member of the Swedish Government's steering group for the Innovation Partnership Program on Smart Cities 2016-2018
Digitalisation and Innovation for Sustainable Development (AL1523), course responsible | Course web
Sustainable Development, ICT and Innovation (AG1815), course responsible | Course web