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Björn Wickenberg is a researcher at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. In June 2022 he defended his thesis on implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS) as part of climate adaptation in cities, and how blue-green solutions are implemented, governed, and integrated in urban planning. He is interested in sustainable urban development, urban transformations and transdisciplinary research and how research and practice can collaborate and co-create knowledge, for example how we can advance transformative learning at the interface between experimentation and ordinary planning processes. Currently, Björn is involved in the research projects TRANSFORM and Breaking Up Silos - Can a mission approach for climate neutral cities accelerate energy transitions? He also works with commissioned education within the capacity development program Innovation and governance with NBS. He is also working part-time as an urban planner at the City of Malmö.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Free keywords

  • Urban sustainability
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Implementation
  • Governance
  • learning
  • knowledge co-production
  • experimentation
  • Urban planning
  • transdisciplinary research


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