Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Baltic University Programme
Associate Professor in landscape planning with focus on Food Planning. Several empirical studies on policy, planning and practice related to local food systems have been conducted in a Swedish context but also in a Baltic Sea Region perspective in the latest 12 years. Since 2020 I am affiliated at the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and since 2017 having the position as the Director of the Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University.
Keywords: climate change resilience baltic sea region sustainable communities food and agricultural systems spatial planning food planning food systems food security local food systems agricultural land urban-rural interaction densification as planning strategy food policy
I have been working for 22 years at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, conducting research in planning for sustainable development and management of urban-rural interactions, with focus on Food Planning the latest 12 years. Several empirical studies on policy, planning and practice related to local food systems have been conducted in a Swedish context but also in a Baltic Sea Region perspective. I have also a background in the field of sustainable communities and densification as a planning strategy. Since 2020 I am affiliated at the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and since 2017 having the position as the Director of the Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University.
The research project "Integrated planning – municipalities’ and regional actors’ roles and collaborations for resilient regional food systems", financed by Formas for four years, will start January 2022. The project contributes to research on food security and food crisis preparedness with focus on regional and local planning, policy and practice. The project explores how municipalities work with the development of regional and local resilient food systems. The study aims to identify obstacles, opportunities, innovative approaches, and possible ways to strengthen integrated planning - both within municipalities, between municipalities and between
municipalities and other regional and local key actors.Today, there is a lack of leadership for a transition to resilient regional and local food systems. With its many areas of responsibility and authority, Swedish municipalities have the potential to take on that role in collaboration with other key regional actors. The project will therefore also investigate how collaborations can be created and how existing external projects can be integrated in the work of municipalities. A national study will be conducted on municipalities' strategies, planning tools and working methods, which is then followed up by in-depth case studies in three selected municipalities. In parallel, analyzes are made of the work of regional and local key actors. Co-production of knowledge with these key actors is used to strengthen the municipalities' capacity to promote resilient food systems at local and regional level.
Ambros, P., Granvik, M. . (2020) Trends in Agricultural Land in EU Countries of the Baltic Sea Region from the Perspective of Resilience and Food Security. Sustainability, 12, 5851; https://doi:10.3390/su12145851
Bergquist, D.; Garcia-Caro, D.; Joosse, S.; Granvik, M.; Peniche, F. The Sustainability of Living in a “Green” Urban District: An Emergy Perspective. Sustainability, 12, 5661; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145661
Berg, P. & Granvik, M. (2018). Funktionell täthet – att balansera täthet och rymlighet i svenska städer. In: Olshammar, G,; Olsson, K. and Siesjö, B. Hus mot himlen hållbar hybris? Bokförlaget Arena. Malmö. ISBN 978-91-7843-521-0.
Granvik, M., Joosse, S., Hunt, A. and Hallberg, I. (2017) Confusion and Misunderstanding – Interpretations and Definitions of Local Food. Sustainability, 9, 1981, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9111981
Franzese, P.P., Pastorella, F., Paletto, A., Nikodinoska, N. and Granvik, M. (2017) Assessing, valuing and mapping ecosystem services at city level. The case of Uppsala (Sweden). Ecological Modelling
Randrup, T., Delshammar, T. and Granvik, M. (Ed.) (2016) Governance and green urban areas, Nordic Journal of Architectural Research., 28:3, 1-189.
Granvik, M., Jacobsson, T., Blix-Germundsson, L. and Larsson, A. (2015) ‘The approach of Swedish municipalities to the preservation of agricultural land in a planning context’,Int. J. Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.190–204.
Callau, S. & Granvik, M. (2015). I am not an urban farmer. Am I? In: Lohrberg, F.; Licka, L.; Scazzosi, L. and Timpe, A. (Eds.) Urban Agriculture Europe. jovis Verlag GmbH. Berlin. ISBN 978-3-86859-371-612.2015.
Granvik, M. & Hedfors, P. (2015) Evergreen issues of planning? Learning from history for sustainable urban-rural systems landscapes, European Journal of Spatial Development, Online publication date: December 2015.
Granvik, M. and Berg, P.G. (Ed.) (2014) Densification as a planning strategy. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research., 26:2, 1-206.
Ignatieva, M. and Granvik, M. (Ed.) (2013) Green Infrastructure – from global to local. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 25:2, pp. 1-274.
Granvik, M. (2013) Interaktion mellan stad och land i fysisk planering - Lokaliseringsprocesser för livsmedelssystem i Sveriges kommuner. In: Bonow, M.; Rytkönen, P. & Wramner, P. (Eds.) Från matproduktion till gastronomi. Institutionen för Livsvetenskaper, Södertörns högskola.
Berg, P.G., Ignatieva, M., Granvik, M. and Hedfors, P. (2013) Green-blue Infrastructure in Urban-Rural Landscapes – introducing Resilient Citylands. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 25:2, pp. 11-42.
Granvik, M. (2012) The Localisation of Food Systems - An Emerging Issue for Swedish Municipal Authorities. International Planning Studies, 17:2, pp. 113-124.
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