Jaan-Henrik Kain

Biträdande professor at Department of Architecture, 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

2016–2018

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

Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Jaan-Henrik Kain Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Formas

2016–2019

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

Jaan-Henrik Kain Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
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 Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy

2014–2017

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

Jaan-Henrik Kain Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Liane Thuvander Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Marco Adelfio Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Formas

2013–2015

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

Jenny Norrman Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jaan-Henrik Kain Department of Architecture
Lars Rosen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Yevheniya Volchko Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Formas

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Publications

2016

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

Anna Kaczorowska, Jaan-Henrik Kain, K. Jakub et al
Ecosystem Services. Vol. 22, p. 204-212
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
17th N-AERUS Conference: 2016 Gothenburg (Sweden). Gothenburg, 16-19 November, 2016.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

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

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya, Nicholas Odhiambo et al
Public Administration and Development. Vol. 36, p. 330-346
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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. 0 (0), p. 1-26
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Panel 33: Serendipitous infrastructures: Intended and unintended outcomes, Nordic Africa Days 2016, "Gender and change: global challenges for Africa?", Uppsala 23-24 September
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research

Peleg Kremer, Zoe Hamstead, Dagmar Haase et al
Ecology & society. Vol. 21 (No.2), p. 29
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

Jutta Gutberlet, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya et al
Environment & Urbanization. Vol. 28 (1), p. 205–222
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Ecosystem services in urban land use planning: Integration challenges—Case of Stockholm

Anna Kaczorowska, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jakub Kronenberg et al
Ecosystem Services. Vol. 22 (Part A), p. 204-212
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Obunga Clean Up

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

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

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander et al
OIKONET Second International Conference "Global Dwelling", Bratislava, 24-25 September 2015
Conference poster
2015

From community-based organization to socio-environmental entrepreneur. The case of household waste collection in Kisumu’s informal settlements

Jutta Gutberlet, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Michael Oloko et al
5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy 15–18 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

Patrik Zapata, María José Zapata Campos, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
16th NAERUS Conference 20th November 2015, Dortmund, Germany
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

D. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Jaan-Henrik Kain, D. Haase et al
Futures. Vol. 70, p. 13-23
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
2014

Participation in sanitation planning in Burkina Faso: theory and practice

Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, E. Kvarnstrom et al
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol. 4 (2), p. 304-312
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Mistra Urban Futures: a living laboratory for urban transformations

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

Follow-up Report: Competing for Urban Land

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

Are we ready for urban ecosystem services yet? Institutional conditions for application of the urban ecosystem service framework in Berlin, New York, Rotterdam, Salzburg and Stockholm

Rieke Hansen, Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson et al
1st Congress of the Society for Urban Ecology 25-27 July 2013, Berlin, Germany
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
1st Congress of the Society for Urban Ecology 25-27 July 2013, Berlin, Germany
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

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

Niki Frantzeskaki, Dagmar Haase, Francesc Baro et al
4rth International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, 19-21 June 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
2012

Participation in Sanitation Planning in Burkina Faso: Theory and Practice

Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström et al
IWA Young Water Professionals Conference, 10-13 July 2012 Budapest, Hungary
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Mistra Urban Futures: Strategic Plan 2012-2015

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

Hälsa och samhällsbyggnad i undervisningen på Chalmers arkitekturutbildningen

Maria Berezecka-Figacz, Marie Strid, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Report
2011

StratPlan VA: Strategiska val i VA-planering

Hans Bertil Wittgren, Anna Nortström, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Monograph, book - edited
2011

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

Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström et al
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol. 1 (3), p. 205-212
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Multistakeholder Participation

Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Encyclopedia of Geography
Chapter in monograph, book
2010

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

Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Elisabeth Kvarnström et al
Vliet, B., Spaargaren, G., & Oosterveer, P (eds). Social Perspectives on the Sanitation Challenge. Springer: Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Chapter in monograph, book
2009

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

Merritt Polk, Björn Malbert, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Monograph, book
2009

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

Anna Norström, Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
Vatten. Vol. 65, p. 237-245
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Perceptions of Local Sustainability in Planning Sanitation Projects in West Africa

Jennifer McConville, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Amah Klutsé et al
The Sanititation Challenge Conference. May 19-21, 2008, Wageningen
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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, Stockholm International Water Institute, Stockholm
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2007

Problem-Solving in Unfamiliar Settings: Reflections on Setting Up a Design Studio for Integrating Practitioner, Master Student, PhD Student and Researcher Learning in Architecture

Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Thesis paper for Diploma of Higher Education, Chalmers University of Technology
Journal/newspaper article
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
2007

Multi-Criteria Decision Aids for Sustainable Water Management

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Erik Kärrman, Henriette Söderberg et al
Engineering Sustainability. Vol. 160 (2), p. 87-93
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Integration of complex knowledge

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Erik Kärrman, Henriette Söderberg et al
in Malmqvist, Per-Arne et al (Eds.), Strategic Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Management; IWA Publishing: London
Chapter in monograph, book
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Erfarenheter av boendemedverkan kring VA-lösningar i planeringsprocessen

Tommy Lundberg, Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
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,
International Conference for Integrating Urban Knowledge & Practice
Conference paper - 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
2005

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

Knut Strömberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Planning Under Pressure: The Strategic Choice Approach (third edition) / edited by John Friend, Allen Hickling
Chapter in monograph, book
2004

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

Henriette Söderberg, Erik Kärrman, Jaan-Henrik Kain et al
IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

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

Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Helena Åberg et al
4th International Conference on Decision-Making in Urban & Civil Engineering
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2004

Towards Sustainable Development in Johannesburg: Reflections on localisation and the institutional challenges involved

Björn Malbert, Jaan-Henrik Kain,
The DIMSUD Conference on Sustainability and Urban Growth in Developing Countries
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

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

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

Verktyg för hållbar utveckling: Fallstudie Bergsjön

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

Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development

Daniel K. Irurah, Björn Malbert, Pål Castell et al
in Keiner, Marco, (Ed.). Designing, Implementing and Measuring Sustainable Urban Development in Developing Countries. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Chapter in monograph, book
2003

Sustainable Development and Infrastructural Change

Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Methodologies for Integration of Knowledge Areas: The Case of Sustainable Urban Water Management / Söderberg, Henriette, Kärrman, Erik
Chapter in monograph, book
2003

A Process-oriented Approach to Infrastructural Change

Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Methodologies for Integration of Knowledge Areas: The Case of Sustainable Urban Water Management / Söderberg, Henriette, Kärrman, Erik
Chapter in monograph, book
2002

Söderberg, Henriette and Jaan-Henrik Kain Integrating Knowledge or Aggregating Data – Multi-Criteria Approaches for Sustainable Water and Waste Systems’

Henriette Söderberg, Jaan-Henrik Kain,
Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Decision-Making in Urban and Civil Engineering. London
Conference paper - 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