Density and Sustainability - paradigms in practice and the results of research
Research Project , 2018 – 2019

A research project on density and sustainability has been funded by the Research Council Formas. The research project "Density and Sustainability - paradigms in practice and the results of research", is a collaboration between Chalmers, BTH, SLU and Boverket. The aim of the research project is to provide, (1) a systematic review of positive and negative effects of densification as described in scientific publications and; (2) to identify in which ways claimed density effects are used in planning practice to underpin sustainable urban development policies; (3) a synthesis of matches and mismatches between (1) and (2) such as the over- or underestimation of density benefits. The project will be led by Meta Berghauser Pont, associate professor at Chalmers. Co-applicants are Professor Per Berg at SLU, Adjunct Professor Per Haupt at BTH and Patrik Faming, urban planner and coordinator at Boverket.


Meta Berghauser Pont (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning


Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH

Karlskrona, Sweden


Karlskrona, Sweden

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2019

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