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Density and Sustainability - paradigms in practice and the results of research

Meta Berghauser Pont, Per Berg, Per Haupt

A research project on density and sustainability has been funded by the Research Council Formas. The research project "Density and Sustainability - paradigms in practice and the results of research", is a collaboration between Chalmers, BTH, SLU and Boverket. The aim of the research project is to provide, (1) a systematic review of positive and negative effects of densification as described in scientific publications and; (2) to identify in which ways claimed density effects are used in planning practice to underpin sustainable urban development policies; (3) a synthesis of matches and mismatches between (1) and (2) such as the over- or underestimation of density benefits. The project will be led by Meta Berghauser Pont, associate professor at Chalmers. Co-applicants are Professor Per Berg at SLU, Adjunct Professor Per Haupt at BTH and Patrik Faming, urban planner and coordinator at Boverket.

Project timeframe: 2018 –  2019

Image credits: Berghauser Pont, 2006