Nils Björling

Doktorand at Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning

Nils Björling is a researcher within the research group Urban and Regional Transformation. The focus for the work is on developing theory and methods to increase the interplay between local and regional planning. The objective is thereby to support the design practice in urban planning to manage challenges caused by an uneven geographical development and to include a broader field of resources and actors in the planning process. A greater plurality is intended to improve the possibility to manage change over time and balance a sustainable development. In 2016 Nils defended his doctoral thesis, Fragile Urban Landscapes: Planning methods to open spatial lock-ins of urbanisation. The thesis develops three conceptual tools; fragile urban landscape, urban ecologies and key urban projects, aiming to support the design practice in formulating alternative strategies of alteration, to identify a wider spectrum of resources and to identify mechanisms of transformation bridging the gap between planning and implementation. The work is completed in close cooperation with planning practice at both a local and regional level.




Urbana nyckelprojekt, delstudie Mariestad - genomförande FÖP

Catharina Dyrssen Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Nils Björling Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Mariestads kommun

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Spatial heterogeneity for environmental performance and resilient behavior in energy and transportation systems

Jimeno A. Fonseca, Laura Estévez Mauriz, Claudiu Forgaci et al
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Vol. 62, p. 136–145
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed

The livability of spaces: Performance and/or resilience? Reflections on the effects of spatial heterogeneity in transport and energy systems and the implications on urban environmental quality

Laura Estévez Mauriz, Jimeno A. Fonseca, Claudiu Forgaci et al
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed

Key urban projects: Local-regional planning tools for fragile urban landscapes

Catharina Dyrssen, Nils Björling,
World in Denmark 2014: Nordic encounters. Travelling ideas about open space design and planning
Conference paper - peer reviewed

Key Urban Projects: Strategies to Transform Fragile Urban Landscapes

Nils Björling,
New Urban Configurations, p. 718-725
Conference paper - peer reviewed

Trafikala stadslandskap: Analyser och undersökande arkitektur av aktuella stadsutvecklingsprojekt

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Berman, Julia Fredriksson et al
Landskab og landskabsarkitektur, Nordisk Arkitekturforskning, 19. – 21. april 2007, Århus
Conference paper - peer reviewed