Personlig presentation av Ulf Ranhagen

Visiting Professor Construction Technology, Construction Technology
Education and R&D regarding sustainable urban planning on strategic and detailed level. Development and evaluation of co-creative methods and tools for the integration of energy and transportation issues and eco-cycle models in spatial structures

I am an architect, urban planner and researcher with long experience from regional and urban planning on both strategic and detailed levels. I am focusing on practice oriented R&D (Research and Development) with emphasis on sustainable urban and rural development including the integration of environmental  social and economic aspects in planning processes and planning documents. I have developed the SymbioCity Approach on behalf of the Swedish Association for Local Authorities and Regions (SKR) which serves as a conceptual framework for collaborations between regions and muncipalities in Sweden and many countries all over the World. This framework is based on R&D Projects in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency which has resulted in conceptual guidelines on sustainable urban spatial planning 4 big leaps and 20 small steps. Another R&D Project sustainable region for the Swedish Energy Agency has been implemented in collaboration with Region Dalarna and other public and private stakeholders in order to investigate options for energy efficiency by developing planning procedures and instruments.Since 2015 I have been involved as a process leader for the Mistra Urban Futures knowledge process "urban station communities" in the Gothenburg Region  aiming at improving sustainable mobility and accessibility by integrated planning of the built Environment and the transportation system. Methods and Tools for co-creative planning processes have been applied and evaluated. My R& D has considerable societal relevance and has resulted in new approaches and improved physical environment on different scales.