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About Centre for Sustainable Urban Futures

Urban Futures is an international research- and knowledge centre working within the field of sustainable urban development, one of the most important societal challenges today. All projects within Urban Futures are run jointly by researchers and practitioners with the aim to realising fair, green and accessible cities.

As of 1 January 2020 Mistra Urban Futures’ former platform in Gothenburg was re-organised and from this date formally called Centre for Sustainable Urban Futures or just Urban Futures. The secretariat is found at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV).

The board

The Board of Urban Futures consists of representatives from the eight partners, where each partner appoints its own board member. The board is responsible for the overall strategic planning and management of the Centre and is its highest decision-making body. The board meets approx. 4-6 times per year. The precidency is rotating between the eight partners.

The Urban Futures board consists of following partners

• Chalmers University of Technology
• The Gothenburg Region, GR
• The City of Gothenburg
• The University of Gothenburg
• IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
• RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
• The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
• The Region Västra Götaland

Members of the board

Maria Sigroth
(Chair of the Board), The Gothenburg Region, GR maria.sigroth@goteborgsregionen.se
Fredrik Nilsson, Chalmers University of Technology
Henrik Kant, The City of Gothenburg
Merritt Polk, University of Gothenburg
Karin Sjöberg, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Lena Malm, The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Anders Carlberg, The Region Västra Götaland
Kristina Mjörnell (Vice Chair of the Board), RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

Coordinating group

The coordinating group has more of an executive and advisory role in Urban Futures. In the group there are appointed coordinators for each partner organisation. Some organisations have more than one coordinator depending on the extent or need of the specific organisation. The coordinating group is a forum for developing co-creation/cooperation between the partners, when it comes to projects, possible activities and other forms of collaboration, but also with the aim to develop the organisation and its activities.


Liane Thuvander, Chalmers University of Technology
Jonas Nässén, Chalmers University of Technology
Ida Boström, The Gothenburg Region, GR
Sara Pettersson, City of Gothenburg
Mattias Hallquist, University of Gothenburg
Marie Thynell, University of Gothenburg
Anders Sandoff, University of Gothenburg
Anders Roth, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Siri Himmelman, County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Line Rondestvedt De Verdier, Region Västra Götaland, VGR
Katarina Haugen, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Monica Sand, University of Gothenburg

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