Johan Colding

Programme director, associate Professor

Johan Colding

Johan holds a PhD in natural resource management in Systems Ecology at the Stockholm University. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor at the Beijer Institute, and as a theme-leader for the theme Urban social-ecological systems and globalization at The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).

Johan is also part-time employed as a research coordinator at HiG Urban Studio – a strategic driven research program on urban sustainability at the University of Gävle. The mission of HiG Urban Studio is to stimulate research on urban sustainability through the integration of socio-technical environmental research with that of research on social-ecological urbanism.Johan’s main interests cover sustainability science, resilience thinking, urban design and planning, urban ecology, natural resource management, property rights and institutional designs for sustainable management of urban ecosystem services.

Selected Publications

‘Ecological land-use complementation’ for building resilience in urban ecosystems

Colding J. 2007. 'Ecological land-use complementation’ for building resilience in urban ecosystems. Landscape and urban planning 81: 46-55.

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The potential of ‘Urban Green Commons’ in the resilience building of cities

Colding, J., and Barthel, S. 2013. The potential of ‘Urban Green Commons’ in the resilience building of cities. Ecological Economics 86:156-166.

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An Urban Ecology Critique on the “Smart City” model

Colding, J., and Barthel, S. 2017. An Urban Ecology Critique on the “Smart City” model. Journal of Cleaner Production 164:95-101.

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