Stockholm Team

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Dept. of Urban Planning and Environment, Division of Urban and Regional Studieskth.logo

This institute is the leading Swedish institution in urban research and urban planning and provides a profound expertise in all urban matters including questions of migrant integration and the spatial distribution of immigrants in urban space. Its strong research focus on neighbourhood governance and social integration will be an efficient basis for our comparative analyses in this field.

Within ICEC, the Stockholm City Team is headed by the KTH and includes two senior researchers (Hans Westlund and Daniel Rauhut) and one PhD student (Sandra Karlsson):

Hans Westlund is Professor in Regional Planning of KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm and Professor in Entrepreneurship of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden. He is also affiliated to the Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis (IRSA) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Westlund is President of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) 2013/14 and has been a board member of the association since 2005. From 2014 he is also Councillor-at-large of the Regional Science Association International. Westlund holds a PhD in Economic History from the University of Umeå, Sweden. He has published over 30 articles in international peer reviewed journals and more than 40 book chapters in international book anthologies and has published a number of books on international publishing houses, e.g. Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society (Edward Elgar 2013, with K. Kobayashi), Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context (Routhledge 2013, with F. Adam), Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy (Springer 2006), Regional Development in Russia (Edward Elgar 2000, with A. Granberg and F. Snickars).

Daniel Rauhut graduated (MA) in Political Science and did his PhD in Economic History at the University of Lund. From 2005–2007 he was research director (poverty and integration), City of Stock­holm Executive Office, Dept. of Welfare and Education, R&D Unit. Between 2012 and 2013 he was Associate Professor for Regional Planning at the KTH, Stockholm. He has been involved in many international research programs, for example, ESPON, the Nordic Research Programme, Nordregio, STOUT.

Zeinab Noureddine Tag-Eldeen gained her PhD in planning and decision analysis with a specialisation in urban and regionla studies from KTH. Her main interest is practice-oriented research with particular focus on the dual role of planner as practitioner/researcher with particular emphasis on the development of planning methodology, participatory urban planning, community development, slums upgrading, improving shelter conditions for refugees, disaster risk reduction, as well as early recovery and reconstruction in post disaster areas.

Former Team Members

Sandra Karlsson is a PhD student in the department of Urban Planning and Environment at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Sandra studied international social sciences, sociology and peace and development studies at the Linnaeus University in Växjö. He has considerable in-field experience working as a practitioner for rural and urban development in Mexico, collaborating with Civil Society Organisations, public universities and the CONAGUA, the National Commission for Water Management. Her research interests include neighbourhood development, social inequality, social sustainability, integration and segregation.


The Growth and Regional Planning Administration, Stockholm County Council

TMR-logo_SweThe Growth and Regional Planning Administration, Stockholm County Council (TMR)  is part of the Growth and Regional Planning Committee of the Stockholm County Council. TMR is the appointed regional planning body for the County of Stockholm, as stipulated by the national Planning and Building Act. TMR works closely with the county’s 26 municipalities, local authorities, various government authorities, NGOs, national agencies, educational and research institutions, within all fields of regional planning. Long-term planning and the coordination of the work of many different stakeholders are important aspects on the development of the Stockholm region. Regional Growth, Environment and Planning, Stockholm County Council seeks to achieve a shared vision for how the unique assets and strengths of the Stockholm region can best be managed and developed.

The ICEC team constists of two TMR staff members:

Roland Engkvist holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Lund. He is a regional planner and has several years experience as practitioner on strategic integrated regional planning and development with a special focus on economic strategies. He has managed cooperative processes including several regional and local stakeholders within the fields of labour market integration, innovation policies and metropolitan benchmarking. He is currently in charge of implementing the regional diversity action program within the framework of the regional development plan for the Stockholm county.

Ulla Moberg is an economist and econometrician. She is in charge of demographic analysis and prognosis and has several years of experience as project leader and practitioner on demographic research and population predictions within the field of regional planning and development with a special focus on population analyses and planning for medical and health care purposes. She has participated in various projects in the field of spatial effects on demographic trends and migration, and social capital. She has managed cooperative processes including demographic planners in municipalities and several regional and local stakeholders within the fields of population analyses and then especially migration. She is currently involved in implementing the regional diversity action program within the framework of the regional development plan for the Stockholm County.