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Urban Studio

Urban studio is a dynamic interdisciplinary research program on urban sustainability. This program is located at the University of Gävle

The program aims to produce new research frontiers with the vision to promote human wellbeing during the current urbanization trend while simultaneously strengthen local ecosystems and the Biosphere.


Researchers: Other countries can learn from Sweden in tackling social distance

2020-04-27 In two reports, Google show that when we are practicing social distancing, contact with nature becomes more important for people’s well-being, This is in line with previous research at the University of Gävle.

Healthier ecosystems provide greater health benefits

2020-04-07 “Our research shows that for people with a deep relationship with nature, an ecologically rich ecosystem provides healing and restorative benefits in a much stronger way“, says Matteo Giusti, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle.

Millions to business research school for research on sustainable cities

2019-12-18 The University of Gävle has together with Dalarna University and Mälardalen University been awarded 25.9 SEK million by the Knowledge Foundation to establish the business research school “Future-Proof Cities” focused on sustainable urban development.

Urban Studio’s message to the UN: “We need to protect our cities”

2019-12-03 “We are heading in the wrong direction and need to make our cities resilient to the natural disasters that climate change will generate. It is our reponsibility to protect the people who live in cities,” says Stephan Barthel, director of the Urban Studio at the University of Gävle.

University of Gävle researcher among most cited in the world on sustainable cities

2019-10-02 “Web of Science,” which gathers scientific publications, establishes that Stephan Barthel, founder of Urban Studio at the University of Gävle, has been one of the most frequently cited researchers in the last decade.

Megacities destroy rainforests

2019-09-05 “Global urbanization is tied to the destruction of rainforest in Brazil,” says Stephan Barthel, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle.

Avoid concentrating the city's public flows

2019-04-23 “If we concentrate too many people into the same location, there is a great risk that this will cause stress, and the experience will not be as positive as it could have been,” says Karl Samuelsson, PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Gävle.

Researcher at the University of Gävle:
“Don’t make social-ecology into a buzzword like all others”

2019-02-15 “60 percent of all scientific journals we looked at use the concept without defining what they mean. In this way, it becomes nothing but a buzzword and no one stands to gain from this,” says Johan Colding, reader in environmental engineering vid University of Gävle.

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Gunilla Mårtensson Updated: 2020-04-27
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