Smart Density

Meta Berghauser Pont

The project aims at providing planning practice with more precise and accurate knowledge on the topic of urban densification. It will result in a web-application to transfer the knowledge on density trade-offs to practice. This will allow the decision-making processes in urban planning and design to become more transparent and effective in supporting defined sustainability goals. The application will give municipalities an equal access to up-to-date information and knowledge on density, which is especially important for small municipalities with fewer resources. 


The project is a continuation of the project Density and Sustainability - paradigms in practice and the results of researchthat was finalized 2019. This latter project resulted in a systematic review of positive and negative effects of densification; an overview of claimed density effects in planning practice, based on a review of 60 Swedish comprehensive plans; and a synthesis of matches and mismatches between the two.

Collaboration: Chalmers, BTH, SLU, Boverket, Norrköping Kommun

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Project timeframe: 2019 –  2022

Funding: Formas