Research presentation

Johan Colding

Johan Colding, docent i naturresurshållning. Bygger upp Urban Studio vid Högskolan i Gävle. Forskar kring hållbar stadsutveckling och smarta städer.

Research presentation

Johan Colding

Docent of Natural Resource Management

Research subject: Miljövetenskap

Johan Colding is a research coordinator at HiG Urban Studio - a strategic driven research program on urban sustainability at the University of Gävle. The mission of HiG Urban Studio is to stimulate research on urban sustainability through the integration of socio-technical environmental research with that of research on social-ecological urban design. The program aims to produce world renown research for sustainable urban development with human beings at the centre. Such development needs to be resilient and contained within the planet’s carrying capacity to deliver critical ecological and social services and be based on the recognition that it is individual actions by people, governments, NGOs and firms that will drive the change towards sustainability. The HiG Urban Studio will thus strive to translate interdisciplinary based urban research into trans-disciplinary collaborations and co-creation projects with actors outside academia. The research in HiG Urban Studio is financed by core means from the University of Gävle as well as by external research grants.

Johan is also director of the program Urban Social-Ecological Systems at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, which is an international research institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences http://www.beijer.kva.se. He also acts as co-theme leader of urban research at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, which is an international centre of excellence for resilience and sustainability science. The centre is a joint initiative between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute http://www.stockholmresilience.org.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Analysing city-densification from an ecological resilience perspective. Project leader: Johan Colding. Funder: FORMAS / The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. 3-year grant (2018-2020).

Analyzing the environmental rationales for city compaction in the Stockholm region. Project leader: Johan Colding. Funder: The Stockholm County Council and S.U. Hälsa, trafik, kultur och regionplanering (Health, traffic, culture and regional planning). 3-year grant (2017-2019).

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Books

Barthel, S., Colding, J., Erixon, H., Ernstson, H., Grahn, S., Kärsten, C., Marcus, L. & Torsvall, J. (2013). Principles of Social Ecological Design : Case study Albano Campus, Stockholm. Stockholm: Architecture and Built Environment, KTH. 117 p. (Trita-ARK 2013:3) [More information]
Berkes, F., Colding, J. & Folke, C. (ed.) (2002). Navigating Social-Ecological Systems : Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 393 p. 10.1017/CBO9780511541957 [More information]

Doctoral thesis

Colding, J. (2001). Local institutions, biological conservation and management of ecosystem dynamics. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2001. Stockholm: Stockholm University. 38 p. External link [More information]

Book chapters

Colding, J. & Barthel, S. (2017). Resilience and Sustainable Development. Dreams and Seeds : The role of campuses in sustainable urban development. Stockholm: Stockholm Resilience Centre and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. P. 28-29. External link [More information]
Schewenius, M., Colding, J. & Barthel, S. (2017). Social-Ecological Integrated Planning and Design. Dreams and Seeds : The role of campuses in sustainable urban development. Stockholm: Stockholm Resilience Centre; Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. P. 47-49. External link [More information]
Andersson, E., Barthel, S., Borgström, S., Colding, J., Elmqvist, T., Folke, C. & Gren, A. (2016). Reconnecting cities to the biosphere : Stewardship of green infrastructure and urban ecosystem services. Sustainable Cities: Urban Planning Challenges and Policy. CRC Press. P. 29-45. [More information]
Barthel, S., Parker, J., Folke, C. & Colding, J. (2014). Urban gardens : pockets of social-ecological memory. Greening in the Red Zone : Disaster, Resilience, and Community Greening Part II. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. P. 145-158. 10.1007/978-90-481-9947-1_11 [More information]
Colding, J. (2013). Local Assessment of Stockholm : Revisiting the Stockholm Urban Assessment. Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities : A Global Assessment. New York: Springer Netherlands. P. 313-335. 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_17 [More information]
Kronenberg, J., Tezer, A., Haase, D. & Colding, J. (2013). Regional assessment of Europe. Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities : A Global Assessment. Springer Netherlands. P. 275-278. 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_13 [More information]
Folke, C. & Colding, J. (2013). Traditional Conservation Practices. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity : Second Edition. Elsevier. P. 226-235. 10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00144-1 [More information]
Colding, J. (2011). Creating incentives for increased public engagement in ecosystem management through urban commons. Adapting Institutions : Governance, Complexity and Social-Ecological Resilience. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. P. 101-124. 10.1017/CBO9781139017237.008 [More information]
Colding, J. (2011). The role of ecosystem services in contemporary urban planning. Urban Ecology : patterns, processes and applications. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. P. 228-237. 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0028 [More information]
Colding, J. (2010). Super : Sustainable urban planning for ecosystem services and resilience. URBAN-NET Research Anthology. Edinburgh: Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER). P. 35-40. External link [More information]
Elmqvist, T., Alfsen, C. & Colding, J. (2008). Urban Systems. Encyclopedia of Ecology. Oxford: Academic Press. P. 3665-3672. 10.1016/B978-008045405-4.00364-5 [More information]
Folke, C., Colding, J., Olsson, P. & Hahn, T. (2007). Interdependent Social-Ecological Systems and Adaptive Governance for Ecosystem Services. The SAGE handbook of environment and society. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. P. 536-552. [More information]
Berkes, F., Colding, J. & Folke, C. (2002). Introduction. Navigating Social-Ecological Systems : Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P. 1-29. 10.1017/CBO9780511541957.003 [More information]
Berkes, F., Colding, J. & Folke, C. (2002). Living with disturbance : Building resilience in social-ecological systems. Navigating Social-Ecological Systems : Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P. 163-186. 10.1017/CBO9780511541957.011 [More information]
Berkes, F., Colding, J. & Folke, C. (2002). Synthesis : Building Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in Social-Ecological Systems. Navigating Social-Ecological Systems : Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P. 352-387. 10.1017/CBO9780511541957.020 [More information]
Folke, C., Berkes, F. & Colding, J. (1998). Ecological practices and social mechanisms for building resilience and sustainability. Linking social and ecological systems : Institutional learning for resilience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P. 414-437. [More information]
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