Jaan-Henrik Kain

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

My master studies in Architecture was completed in 1989, where the Master’s thesis focused on processes of self-design and self-construction in rural settlements in Argentina. After receiving the Master’s degree, I worked as architect and co-owner of an architect bureau for some years. During the 1990s, my interest in sustainable urban development issues grew and in 1997, I commenced PhD studies and recieved the doctoral degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 2003. From 2004, I worked as Assistant Professor at the research group Built Environment and Sustainable Development at Chalmers Architecture, in 2009 I was accepted as unpaid docent (oavlönad docent) at the department, and in 2010 I started my current position as Associate Professor (docenttjänst). Between 2009 and 2013, I was heavily engaged as research leader at Mistra Urban Futures Centre of excellence. In September 2013, I returned to my position as Associate Professor at Chalmers Architecture.My master studies in Architecture was completed in 1989, where the Master’s thesis focused on processes of self-design and self-construction in rural settlements in Argentina. After receiving the Master’s degree, I worked as architect and co-owner of an architect bureau for some years. During the 1990s, my interest in sustainable urban development issues grew and in 1997, I commenced PhD studies and recieved the doctoral degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 2003. From 2004, I worked as Assistant Professor at the research group Built Environment and Sustainable Development at Chalmers Architecture, in 2009 I was accepted as unpaid docent (oavlönad docent) at the department, and in 2010 I started my current position as Associate Professor (docenttjänst). Between 2009 and 2013, I was heavily engaged as research leader at Mistra Urban Futures Centre of excellence. In September 2013, I returned to my position as Associate Professor at Chalmers Architecture.Currently, I am involved in a number research projects in collaboration with other departments at Chalmers, as well as with Swedish, European, African and Latin American universities. I am engaged in teaching in Master’s courses, Master’s thesis supervision and supervision of PhD students. Additionally, I am responsible for student and teacher exchange with Maseno University in Kenya funded by the Linnaeus Palme program and I am Nordic Coordinator of the double degree Nordic Master’s program Sustainable Urban Transitions within the Nordic Five Tech collaboration.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2017–2020

Gamification av sanitetsplanering: "En undersökning av teknisk och samhällelig beredskap för alternativa kretsloppssystem"

Jennifer R Mc Conville Urban Design and Planning
Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Formas

2014–2017

Compact Cities? Exploring qualities, drivers and strategies for promoting mixed-use urban development

Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Marco Adelfio Urban Design and Planning
Formas

2016–2019

Compact cities and informal settlements. Exploring qualities, drivers and strategies for promoting sustainable urban development

Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Formas

2013–2015

BALANCE 4P: Balancing descisions for urban brownfeld regeneration- people, planet, profit and processes

Jenny Norrman GeoEngineering
Yevheniya Volchko GeoEngineering
Lars Rosen GeoEngineering
Jaan-Henrik Kain Architecture
Formas

2014–2015

Combating poverty and building democracy through the co-production of participatory waste management services. The case of Kisumu, Kenya

Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy

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Publications

2017

Bridging Weak Links of Solid Waste Management in Informal Settlements

Jutta Gutberlet, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya et al
Journal of Environment and Development. Vol. 26 (1), p. 106-131
Journal article
2017

Using role-playing games to broaden engineering education

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Sebastien Rauch, Ida Helgegren et al
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Vol. 18 (4), p. 594-607
Journal article
2017

Waste Picker Organizations and Their Contribution to the Circular Economy: Two Case Studies from a Global South Perspective

Jutta Gutberlet, Sebastián Carenzo, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Resources. Vol. 6 (4), p. 52-
Journal article
2016

Socio-environmental entrepreneurship and the provision of critical services in informal settlements

Jutta Gutberlet, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya et al
Environment and Urbanization. Vol. 28 (1), p. 205-222
Journal article
2016

Integration of the subsurface and the surface sectors for a more holistic approach for sustainable redevelopment of urban brownfields

Jenny Norrman, Yevheniya Volchko, Fransje Hooimeijer et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 563, p. 879-889
Journal article
2016

Translating Policies into Informal Settlements Critical Services: Reframing, Anchoring and Muddling Through

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya, Nicholas Odhiambo et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 36 (5), p. 330-346
Journal article
2016

Ecosystem services in urban land use planning: Integration challenges in complex urban settings-Case of Stockholm

Anna Kaczorowska, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jakub Kronenberg et al
Ecosystem Services. Vol. 22, p. 204-212
Journal article
2016

Exploring local consequences of two land-use alternatives for the supply of urban ecosystem services in Stockholm year 2050

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Neele Larondelle, Dagmar Haase et al
Ecological Indicators. Vol. 70 (November 2016), p. 615-629
Journal article
2016

Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research

Peleg Kremer, Zoe Hamstead, Dagmar Haase et al
Ecology and Society. Vol. 21 (No.2), p. 29-
Journal article
2016

Assumed Qualities of Compact Cities: Divergences Between the Global North and the Global South in the Research Discourse

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jenny Stenberg, Marco Adelfio et al
Paper in proceedings
2016

Compact Cities Are Complex, Intense and Diverse but: Can We Design Such Emergent Urban Properties?

Hye Kyung Lim, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Urban Planning. Vol. 1 (1), p. 95-113
Journal article
2016

Where the skip used to be. Informal settlements, the city, and waste management in Kisumu, Kenya

Patrik Zapata, María José Zapata Campos, Jutta Gutberlet et al
Conference contribution
2015

Translating city development projects in informal settlements: reframing, anchoring and muddling through

Patrik Zapata, María José Zapata Campos, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Obunga Clean Up

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Michael M. Oloko, Patrik Zapata et al
Other
2015

Urban self-sufficiency through optimised ecosystem service demand. A utopian perspective from European cities

David Rodriguez Rodriguez, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Dagmar Haase et al
Futures. Vol. 70, p. 13-23
Journal article
2015

The uptake of the ecosystem services concept in planning discourses of European and American cities

Rieke Hansen, Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson et al
Ecosystem Services. Vol. 12, p. 228-246
Journal article
2015

Co-producing knowledge for sustainable urban futures

Merritt Polk, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Co-producing knowledge for sustainable cities: Joining forces for change., p. 1-22
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Compact Cities? Exploring qualities, drivers and strategies for promoting mixed-use urban development

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander
Conference poster
2014

Participation in sanitation planning in Burkina Faso: theory and practice

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Erik Kvarnström et al
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol. 4 (2), p. 304-312
Journal article
2013

Mistra Urban Futures: a living laboratory for urban transformations

Merritt Polk, Jaan-Henrik Kain, John Holmberg
Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities: The Role of Living Laboratories, p. 173-193
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Follow-up Report: Competing for Urban Land

Britt Olofsdotter, Hsiao-Wei Chang, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Report
2013

Ecosystem Services in Urban Land-Use Planning: Integration Challenges in Complex Urban Settings - Case of Stockholm

Anna Kaczorowska, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Dagmar Haase et al
Conference contribution
2013

Competing for Urban Land, Synthesis Report for Urban Nexus (FP7 Coordination and Support Action)

Britt Olofsdotter, Kristina Björnberg, Hsiao-Wei Chang et al
Report
2013

Socio-ecological transitions of cities: Exploring spatial, ecological and governance dynamics in European cities

Niki Frantzeskaki, Dagmar Haase, Francesc Baro et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Participation in Sanitation Planning in Burkina Faso: Theory and Practice

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström et al
Paper in proceedings
2011

Hälsa och samhällsbyggnad i undervisningen på Chalmers arkitekturutbildningen

Maria Berezecki Mårtensson, Marie Strid, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Report
2011

Mistra Urban Futures: Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Henrik Nolmark, Merritt Polk et al
Report
2011

Bridging sanitation engineering and planning: theory and practice in Burkina Faso

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström et al
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol. 1 (3), p. 205-212
Journal article
2011

StratPlan VA: Strategiska val i VA-planering

Hans Bertil Wittgren, Anna Nortström, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Edited book
2010

Multistakeholder Participation

Jaan-Henrik Kain
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2010

‘Perceptions of Local Sustainability in Planning Sanitation Projects in West Africa’

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2010

‘Perceptions of Local Sustainability in Planning Sanitation Projects in West Africa’

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2009

Mistra urban futures : the Göteborg center of excellence for sustainable urban futures

Merritt Polk, Björn Malbert, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Book
2009

The complexity of water and sanitation provision in peri-urban areas in developing countries: the example of Adenta, Ghana

Anna Norström, Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Vatten. Vol. 65, p. 237-245
Journal article
2009

The complexity of water and sanitation provision in peri-urban areas in developing countries: the example of Adenta, Ghana

Anna Norström, Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Vatten. Vol. 65, p. 237-245
Journal article
2008

Management of Complex Knowledge in Planning for Sustainable Development: The Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Aids

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Henriette Söderberg
Environmental Impact Assessment Review. Vol. 28, p. 7-21
Journal article
2008

Perceptions of Local Sustainability in Planning Sanitation Projects in West Africa

Jennifer R Mc Conville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Amah Klutsé et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

Multi-Criteria Decision Aids for Sustainable Water Management

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Erik Kärrman, Henriette Söderberg
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability. Vol. 160 (2), p. 87-93
Journal article
2007

The Strategic Choice Approach: A Potential Framework for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Planning

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Anna Norström
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2007

The Strategic Choice Approach: A Potential Framework for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Planning

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Anna Norström
Planning for Drinking Water and Sanitation in Peri-Urban Areas, Swedish Water House Report 21, p. 12-14
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2006

Integration of complex knowledge

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Erik Kärrman, Henriette Söderberg
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2006

Assessments of Sustainable Waste Management Alternatives: How to Support Complex Knowledge Management

Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Vol. 49 (1), p. 21-29
Journal article
2005

Erfarenheter av boendemedverkan kring VA-lösningar i planeringsprocessen

Tommy Lundberg, Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Report
2005

Snöhantering i Sundsvall: Multikriteria-analys för hållbar utveckling

Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Denis van Moeffaert et al
Report
2005

Management of Complex Knowledge in Planning for Sustainable Urban Development

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Henriette Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2005

Communicative Learning, Democracy and Effectiveness: Facilitating Private-Public Decision-Making in Sweden

Knut Strömberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2005

Design of a Global Network to Develop Pro-Poor Land Tools: Final Report (draft)

Richard Stren, Edesio Fernandes, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Report
2004

Stadens hållbara utveckling och urbana strukturer: En syntes av ett forskningsprogram

Björn Malbert, Lisbeth Birgersson, Lena Falkheden et al
Report
2004

Evaluating NAIADE with respect to stakeholder participation: Case Studies of Sustainable Urban Water Management

Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Helena Åberg et al
Magazine article
2004

Participative Planning for Sustainable Urban Water Systems: What became the aim?

Henriette Söderberg, Erik Kärrman, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Conference contribution
2004

Verktyg för hållbar utveckling: Fallstudie Bergsjön

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Henriette Söderberg
Miljöforskning (2-4 April), p. 34-35
Magazine article
2004

Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development

Daniel K. Irurah, Björn Malbert, Pål Castell et al
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2003

A Process-oriented Approach to Infrastructural Change

Jaan-Henrik Kain
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2003

Sustainable Development and Infrastructural Change

Jaan-Henrik Kain
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
1999

Den hållbara staden: Ett nätverk av urbana gränssnitt mellan ekologiska, ekonomiska och sociala aspekter

Jaan-Henrik Kain
Det nya stadslandskapet: Texter om kultur, arkitektur, planering/Wetterberg, Ola, p. 135-156
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed