Contact person:
Derek Stanford Hutcheson
  • Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD)
Responsible at Malmö University:
Derek Stanford Hutcheson
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Time frame:
26 February 2020 - 30 June 2021
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Project description

The project follows on from the ICLD-funded LUPSRUSS (Legitimacy, Urban Planning and Sustainability in Russia and Sweden) project, which ran from September 2017 to February 2019, and builds on the findings of this project.

The project examines urban planning and renewal in Scandinavia and Russia, with a focus on how to enhance legitimacy and include citizens in the planning processes around towns. Through comparison of different examples of urban planning and town improvements in small, medium and large towns, it brings together scholars and practitioners cross-nationally.

A particular focus is on how the needs of people with functional variation expansion are incorporated into the planning and political processes in local government. By bringing together academics and practitioners in a two-way learning process, the project creates considerable scope for synergies and exchanges of ideas and expertise between regions that are facing similar challenges - both between Russia and Scandinavia and within each country.