├ůsa Dahlin

Architect, PhD, at the City of Stockholm.Expertise in cultural heritage and social sustainability. Team responsible for the City Plan. Developing policy documents on cultural heritage, architecture and the historic urban landscape. Strategist in detailed development plans and plans for larger areas; strengthening the planning processes so ideas of architectural design can emerge with inspiration from place specific cultural values. Architect at Swedish National Heritage Board, 2006 –2011 and Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, 2011-2013.

Examples of governmental commissions:

To support the acute changing situation in Kiruna/Malmberget, with special focus on the historic urban landscape in mining areas. Cooperation with local and national authorities, companies, consultants and researchers.To explore the role of heritage, architecture, innovation and public participation in strengthening socio- cultural aspects of sustainable city development. Continually lectures and academic commissions. Doctor of Technology at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 2002.

The Rapidly Changing Historic Urban Landscape in Stockholm: Examples on policy documents and creative design processes

Stockholm is rapidly growing and the city is getting more compactly built. The amazing historic landscape is consequently put under tough pressure. There are demanding risks to handle with in the fast urbanization. But the expansion also opens new opportunities for linking together different parts and qualities of the city. Unlucky existing situations of spatial segregation and urban divide can be bridged. With wise planning, in respect to existing cultural and natural values, we might reach a fairer city for the inhabitants and better urban prosperity. We can, in fact, strengthen the idea of the walkable city, as expressed it in the City Plan.We need new strategies for collaborations and methodologies that highlight the importance of intangible values for understanding urban diversity. The ambition is to secure the historic urban landscape perspective as part of essential ideas on urban sustainability.