Annual report

In the Beijer Institute annual report you can read  in-depth about the institute’s research programmes, research findings, policy interactions and activities.  This Annual report coveris the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Download PDF Humanity is embedded in the Biosphere and shape it from local to global scales, from the past to the future. At the same time humanity is fundamentally dependent…

Selected current projects and research interests

  Resource management with regime shifts I model multiple aspects of resource management when the resource comes from ecosystems that could undergo abrupt change after passing a threshold. I also use behavioural experiments to investigate how groups of resource users manage their resources. Examples: • Resource management, present bias and regime shifts, with Maria Arvaniti and Chandra K. Krishnamurthy. We investigate decision processes for impatient…

Askö meetings

Since 1993 the Beijer Institute annually organizes informal workshops for internationally leading ecologists and economists at the island of Askö in the Baltic Sea. The Askö meetings have generated unique cooperation between these disciplines. Twenty years ago the disciplines of ecology and economy stood far apart. Ecologists and economists generally viewed one another with suspicion, and economic growth and environmental protection seemed incompatible. When Professor…

Contact

The Beijer Institute The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences P.O. Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden Phone: +46-(0)8-673 95 00/673 95 38 E-mail: beijer@beijer.kva.se Visiting address: Lilla Frescativägen 4 A, Stockholm How to get here By public transport Bus 50 from Fridhemsplan or Odenplan to station Universitetet norra, or subway, red line towards Mörby Centrum, get off at station Universitetet. By car From central Stockholm:…

Understanding Smart City-development from a resilience perspective

Cities are right now going through a boost and bust cycle of Information and Computer Technology, popularly known as Smart City (SC), which represents the latest buzzword in current debate on sustainable urban development. This research project is carried out in collaboration with scholars at HIG Urban Studio at Gävle University, Sweden, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and seeks to shed new light on the pros…

Analyzing city-densification from an ecological resilience perspective

City-densification, or “Smart Growth”, is considered to be an environmentally friendly approach for building cities. But to what extent holds this proposition true and what is actually meant by “dense”? In this research project we explore the environmental rationales behind city densification through: 1) conducting a large-scale international literature review; 2) studying where and what type of land use city-densification is occurring in the Stockholm…

Finished Research Projects

Moving from urban form to socio-ecological form: knowledge for urban resilience building This research project investigated how urban form promotes desirable social and ecological processes in urban systems. Involved 3 senior researchers and master student projects. SUPER – Sustainable Urban Planning for Ecosystem services and Resilience The aim of the SUPER project was to develop knowledge on how urban spatial planning processes can better integrate…

Research projects

Analyzing city-densification from an ecological resilience perspective City-densification, or “Smart Growth”, is considered to be an environmentally friendly approach for building cities. But to what extent holds this proposition true and what is actually meant by “dense”? In this research project we explore the environmental rationales behind city densification through: 1) conducting a large-scale international literature review; 2) studying where and what type of land…

Teaching and learning

In the USES research programme, we strive to integrate results and methodologies of the different projects (see Research Projects) in teaching and learning at the University systems at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Both Master- and PhD-students have frequently been part of the program and involved in many of the projects. Hence, the urban programme provides a unique opportunity for young researchers, PhD students and post-docs…

Key funders

Projects within USES are funded through core money of the Beijer Institute, and through funding secured from MISTRA for the Stockholm Resilience Centre, as well as the Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Gävle. Project funding has also been facilitated through grants by the Swedish Research Council for Environment (FORMAS) and the URBAN-NET / ERA-NET initiative.  

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