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The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment

SURE is the academic home for a number of internationally successful researchers working together in various research projects relating to contemporary social and spatial processes. Projects empirically cover challenges in urban and regional contexts throughout Sweden, Europe, Africa and beyond.

Historical Geography and Landscape Studies

This research group investigates the relation between farming, livelihoods and the environment in the past, the present and the future. The historical geography of agricultural landscapes in Sweden has been a core specialty of the Stockholm Department of Human Geography for more the fifty years. In recent years the interest has broadened to farming landscapes globally. Field projects are carried out in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania and Ukraine.

Population Geography, Migration and GIS

Population geography is a field of studies that sees human agency as a fundamental force shaping social processes and social change. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, population geography seeks an understanding of how individual life courses are formed and how life courses influence social outcomes. Within this field special attention is given to the process of migration. Methodologically we combine interviews with the analysis of longitudinal population data using GIS and other tools.

CONTACTS

The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment
Associate Professor Thomas Borén
E-mail: thomas.boren@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 30

Senior Lecturer Andrew Byerley
E-mail: andrew.byerley@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 65

Historical Geography and Landscape Studies
Associate Professor Lowe Börjeson
E-mail: lowe.borjeson@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 48

Associate Professor Anders Wästfelt
E-mail: anders.wastfelt@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 56

Population Geography, Migration and GIS
Professor Bo Malmberg
E-mail: bo.malmberg@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 53