Emma Read Källblad

Forskare och Koordinator

Emma Read Källblad joined the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment in Stockholm in 2014 and is the Centre’s coordinator. She also edits the Centre’s Sustainable Built Environment blog.

Emma’s research focuses on how the transition from an industrial society to a knowledge society is transforming the planning of cities. She advocates for the creation of “urban thinkscapes” that support greater public access to and engagement with knowledge resources. Emma has a background in City Design from the London School of Economics complemented by a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. Alongside research, Emma supports actors in Stockholm and elsewhere with the development of their knowledge assets.



Asking questions about DIY Urbanism

The first blog in this series from the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment looked at what DIY Urbanism is, the second at what’s going on in DIY Urbanism in Sweden, and the third on international trends in DIY Urbanism. This final blog post in the series reflects on the role of research in DIY Urbanism. It…

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DIY Urbanism around the world

This post will focus on DIY Urbanism as a global phenomenon. Many communities around the world are engaged in building grass-roots urban capacity and – vitally – are sharing their working methods via social technologies with communities around the world.

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DIY Urbanism: building up Swedish Pedal Power

In this second blog post from the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment we pick up the theme of DIY Urbanism recently kicked-off, this time looking at what’s happening in Sweden. Is DIY Urbanism taking root in Sweden? – Sweden, KTH researcher Karin Bradley reflects from her campus office in Stockholm, hasn’t been an early…

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Introducing “Do-It-Yourself” Urbanism

Photo: Mark Hogan / commons.wikimedia.org The Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment at KTH in Stockholm brings together researchers from different disciplines – transport, urban planning, civil engineering, environmental studies, history of science and technology and architecture – to address sustainability challenges connected to urban environments. The Centre also acts as a point of contact…

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