Grants from FORMAS for research on smart cities, housing inequalities, and spatial justice

IUR researchers have received funding worth more than 12 million SEK from the Swedish Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) to carry out research on smart cities, housing inequalities, and spatial justice

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro has received a 2-year mobility grant worth 2.1 million SEK to carry out the project Smart Cities in the Global South: Contributing to Cosmopolitan Urban Studies. As part of the mobility scheme, Claudia will be a guest postdoc at Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico and the University of Sheffield in England.

Karin Grundström (project leader) has received a Research and Development Grant to carry out the project Sharing Housing in Times of Housing Inequality. The project has a budget of 2.9 million SEK and is a collaboration with Martin Grander from Malmö University, and Irene Molina and Karin Backvall from the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University.

Karin Grundström is also project leader of Revisiting Allmänningar and Stråk. Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Land Regime which has received 7.2 million SEK within the call Sustainable Living Environments. The project members include Peter Parker and Martin Grander from Malmö University, David Pinder from Roskilde University, Anders Larsson from SLU Alnarp, and Cecilia Wendt, independent artist.

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