Events: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Arkitektur, Bygg- och miljöteknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyMon, 20 May 2019 09:32:47 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Nata-Amiryarahmadi,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Nata-Amiryarahmadi,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering.aspxNata Amiryarahmadi, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H4, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p></p>​<div>Nata Amiryarahmadi is a PhD student at the Division of Applied Acoustics.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Opponent: Dr Stefan Schoenwald, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials, Dübendorf, Switzerland</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Professor Wolfgang Kropp, <span style="background-color:initial">Applied Acoustics</span><span style="background-color:initial">, ACE, Chalmers</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div>Main supervisor: Professor Wolfgang Kropp, Applied Acoustics, ACE, Chalmers</div> <div>Assistant supervisor: Krister Larsson, Rise</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Architecture-in-Effect-Book-Launch.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Architecture-in-Effect-Book-Launch.aspxArchitecture in Effect Book Launch<p>KTH School of Architecture, Osquars Backe 5 Stockholm</p><p>​The four Swedish Schools of Architecture at KTH Stockholm, Lund University Lund, Chalmers University Gothenberg, and UMA Umeå hosts the launch of the double volume book project Architecture in Effect, the result of a FORMAS Swedish research council grant.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Architecture in Effect is a substantial double volume that compiles 50 essays emerging from the architectural research environment of Sweden and drawing on a complex matrix of international collaborations. A central premise of the collected research is to question the relationship between the built environment and societal norms and to interrogate architecture’s role in these co-constitutive processes. The Architecture in Effect project is concerned with how contemporary political and environmental conditions place specific demands on society and on the everyday life of individuals. Architectural researchers have the capacity to both initiate and criticize architectural production and culture amidst existing and emerging societies. Architecture in Effect is published by Actar Barcelona New York (2019).</span><div><a href="http://architectureineffect.se/">architectureineffect.se/​​</a></div> <div><a href="http://architectureinthemaking.se/">architectureinthemaking.se/​​</a><br /></div> <div><a href="http://architectureineffect.se/"></a><br /><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects</h2> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Volume 01 Edited by Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack, Roemer van Toorn</h3> <div>That architecture serves as the setting for social actions, activities, and content is not a new idea. That the architectural project can precipitate crucial social change, even transgression, is a far more modern and disputed claim. Spatial design in society has recently shifted away from universal solutions toward satisfying specific market orientated interests. The time is now to reclaim architecture’s role in promoting political, economic, ecological, and cultural transformations. The radicality of architecture is renewed in the exploration of novel and unforeseen possibilities: making effects.</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research</h2> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Volume 02 Edited by Hélène Frichot with Gunnar Sandin and Bettina Schwalm</h3> <div>Combining theories and methodologies drawn from diverse disciplinary terrains, the after effects of research presented in this volume are aimed at strengthening future thinking and practice in architecture. We challenge the traditional assumption that theory occupies a position that is detached from the production of architecture. Instead we assert that theory can operate recip¬rocally with methodology toward experimentation in both critical architectural discourse and projective modes of practice. At stake here are the emergent possibilities of new socio-political and ecological challenges and contexts, where ethical and material conditions must be tackled jointly.</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Contributing Authors</h2> <div>Alberto Altés Arlandis, Thordis Arrhenius, Anders Bergström, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Katarina Bonnevier, Brady Burroughs, Fran Cottell, Dana Cuff, Ragnhild Claesson, Hélène Frichot, Hannes Frykolm, Catharina Gabrielsson, David Garcia, Charlotte Geldof, Katja Grillner, Sten Gromark, Sophie Handler, Maria Hellström Reimer, Ben Highmore, Katja Hogenboom, Ebba Högström, Nel Janssens, Mark Jarzombek, Sepideh Karami, Daniel Koch, Thérèse Kristiansson, Mattias Kärrholm, Oren Lieberman, Jennifer Mack, Jesper Magnusson, Helena Mattsson, Marianne Mueller, Katrin Paadam, Christina Pech, Gunnar Sandin, Meike Schalk, Miriam von Schantz, Bettina Schwalm, Erik Sigge, Apolonija Šušteršič, Karin Reisinger, Jane Rendell, Helen Runting, Mariana Alves Silva, Erik Stenberg, Tijana Stevanović, Roemer van Toorn, Fredrik Torisson </div> </div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Raquel-Liebana,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Raquel-Liebana,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering.aspxRaquel Liébana, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H2, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​​Microbial Ecology of Granular Sludge</p>​<div>Raquel Liébana is a PhD student at the Division of Water Environment Technology.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Opponent: Professor Christof Holliger, Laboratory for Environmental Biology, École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland</div> <div>Examiner: Professor Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall,  Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Chalmers</div> <div>Main supervisor: Professor Britt-Marie Wilén, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik​, Chalmers​​</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-Thesis-2019.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-Thesis-2019.aspxMaster's Thesis 2019 - Chalmers School of Architecture<p>Ljusgården SB, meeting point, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Architecture Exhibition &amp; Open Seminar 3-5th of June 2019.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Open thesis reviews</span><div>June 3, 9.00 - June 5, noon</div> <div>Join the reviews that take place in the thesis exhibition.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Closing ceremony and celebration </div> <div>- - - - &gt;   June 5, 17.00 - 18.00</div> <div>Come celebrate the graduating students and meet the faculty! </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Exhibition stays open until the 10th of June.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/338384650058884/">Link to Facebook event &gt;&gt;​</a></div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/-Abderisak-Adam,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/-Abderisak-Adam,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxAbderisak Adam, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H8, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Exploring construction challenges of the public client: a dynamic capabilities approach.</p>​<div>Abderisak Adam is a PhD student at the Division of Construction Management<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Opponent: Professor Per Erik Erisson, Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriellt och hållbart byggande, Industriell ekonomi</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Prof Christine Räisänen, Architecture and Civil Engineering  , Chalmers</div> <div>Main supervisor: Ass Prof Göran Lindahl, Architecture and Civil Engineering ​, Chalmers</div> <div>Assistant supervisor: Ass Prof Rone Leiringer, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Hong Kong University</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Jane-Bobkova-90.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Jane-Bobkova-90.aspxJane Bobkova 90% seminar<p>SB-K356, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​&quot;Towards the theory of natural occupation: developing theoretical, methodological and empirical support for the relation between plot systems and economic processes in cities.</p>​Jane Bobkova is PhD student at the Division of Urban Design and Planning.<div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Supervisors: Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, Ioanna Stavroulaki.</span><div>Opponent: Miguel Serra, a senior researcher at University of Porto  and a honorary research associate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.</div> </div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masters-thesis-presentation---Olivera-Puljic.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masters-thesis-presentation---Olivera-Puljic.aspxMasters thesis presentation - Olivera Puljic<p>SB-K456, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​The Expected Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Road Transportation Infrastructure Supply</p>​<div><div>Opponent: Paula Jungbjer and Mattias Blomgren</div> <div>Examiner: Ivana Tasic</div> <div>Supervisor: Ivana Tasic</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and environment engineering. </div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Mattias-Blomgren-and-Paula-Jungbjer.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Mattias-Blomgren-and-Paula-Jungbjer.aspxMaster's thesis presentation - Mattias Blomgren and Paula Jungbjer<p>SB-K496, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Emissions modeling of electric urban transit. Analysis of environmental effects of electric public transit in Johanneberg by using the software PTV Vissim and EnViVer.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Olivera Puljic</span><div>Examiner: Ivana Tasic</div> <div>Supervisor: Ivana Tasic</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering.</div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masters-thesis-presentation---Ahlstrom-and-Shayan.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masters-thesis-presentation---Ahlstrom-and-Shayan.aspxMasters thesis presentation - Ahlström and Shayan<p>SB-K456, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Evaluating design alternatives for a complete street in Gothenburg, Sweden by using microscopic simulation</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Robert Kallin</span><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Ivana Tasic</div> <div>Supervisor: Ivana Tasic</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering</div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Taha-Arghand,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Taha-Arghand,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspx​Taha Arghand, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-L200, lecture room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Direct-Ground Cooling Systems for Office Buildings: Design and Control Considerations​</p>​<div>​Taha Arghand is a PhD student at the Division of Building Services Engineering<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Discussion leader: Signhild Gehlin, Tekn dr, Teknisk expert, Svenskt Geologicentrum</div> <div>Examiner: Jan-Olof Dalenbäck</div> <div>Supervisor:  Jan-Olof Dalenbäck​, Saqib Javed</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Alexandre-Mathern,--Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Alexandre-Mathern,--Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxAlexandre Mathern, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H8, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​​Sustainability-, Buildability- and Performance-driven Structural Design</p>​<div>Alexandre Mathern is a PhD student at the Division of Structural Engineering<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Discussion leader: Jochen Köhler, Professor NTNU, Norway</div> <div>Examiner: Mario Plos, Chalmers</div> <div>Supervisor: Mario Plos, Rasmus Rempling, Chalmers</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Johan-Bergman--Christofer-Sernheim-Sandang.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Johan-Bergman--Christofer-Sernheim-Sandang.aspxMaster's thesis presentation - Johan Bergman & Christofer Sernheim Sandäng<p>SB-K582, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Optimization of Signal Controlled Bicycle Crossings. Adaption to an Increase in Bicyclists in Gothenburg.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Ellen Klein &amp; Magdalena Lantz</span><div>Examiner: Xiaobo Qu, Chalmers</div> <div>Supervisor:Sebastian Hasselblom, WSP Sweden</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering.</div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Jenny-Jansson--Caroline-Nilsson.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Jenny-Jansson--Caroline-Nilsson.aspxMaster's thesis presentation - Jenny Jansson & Caroline Nilsson<p>SB-K582, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​​Safety assessment and improvements for urban intersections. A study about traffic safety in Gothenburg.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Johan Bergman &amp; Christofer Sernheim Sandäng </span><div>Examiner: Xiaobo Qu</div> <div>Supervisor:Xiaobo Qu</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering</div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Ellen-Klein-and-Magdalena-Lantz-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Ellen-Klein-and-Magdalena-Lantz-.aspxMaster's thesis presentation - Ellen Klein and Magdalena Lantz<p>SB-K582, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​Evaluation of electric bus adoption in Sweden. An interview study of four Swedish cities and a life-cycle cost estimation.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Jenny Jansson and Caroline Nilsson</span><div>Examiner: Xiaobo Qu</div> <div>Supervisor: Xiaobo Qu</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering.</div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Mariana-Batista.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Master's-thesis-presentation---Mariana-Batista.aspxMaster's thesis presentation - Mariana Batista<p>SB-K582, meeting room, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​​Longitudinal driver behaviour in different road environments. A microscopic video-based study in Gothenburg.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Opponent: Erwin Diener</span><div>Examiner: Xiaobo Qu</div> <div>Supervisor: Eric Bjärkvik</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering.</div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Abolfazi-S-Farahani,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Abolfazi-S-Farahani,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxAbolfazl S. Farahani, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H7, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​A systematic approach to strategic maintenance and renovation planning in multifamily buildings​</p>​<div>Abolfazl S. Farahani is a PhD student at the Division of  Building Services Engineering.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Faculty Opponent : Prof Tore Haugen, NTNU, Trondheim , Norway<br /></div> <div><div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Prof Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Building Services Engineering, ACE, Chalmers</div> <div>Main supervisor: <span style="background-color:initial">Prof Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Building Services Engineering, ACE, Chalmers</span></div> <div>Assistant supervisor: Prof Holger Wallbaum, Building Technology, ACE, Chalmers</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Immerse-TEL-Estuary-Management-Conference.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Immerse-TEL-Estuary-Management-Conference.aspxImmerse TEL Estuary Management Conference<p>The Arken Hotel, Oljevägen 100, Gothenburg</p><p>​Welcome to the Immerse Transnational Exchange Lab focusing on Göta Älv. The conferense is open for IMMERSE partners, North Sea Region estuary managers and relevant stakeholders that together will explore solutions and share experiences through a variety of discussion formats. Anyone with an interest in North Sea Region estuary management is encouraged to attend!</p>​<br />The interactive workshop is designed to support the project’s objective of improving the quality of estuary management measures by drawing from transnational knowledge and experiences. The 1st Transnational Exchange Lab will focus on sediment management, including innovative treatment methods of contaminated sediments from the Port of Gothenburg, flood protection and governance issues.https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Approaches-and-Methods-in-Architectural-Research.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Approaches-and-Methods-in-Architectural-Research.aspxApproaches and Methods in Architectural Research<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg</p><p>​The Nordic Association of Architectural Research NAF/NAAR proudly announces its 2019 Symposium.</p><a href="/en/departments/ace/research/conferences/Approaches%20and%20Methods/Pages/default.aspx">​For further information, please see ​&gt;&gt;​</a><div><br /></div> <div><div>Kind regards,</div> <div>Anne Elisabeth Toft                                                 Magnus Rönn</div> <div>President of NAF/NAAR                                          Vice-President of NAF/NAAR</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Second-Symposium-on-Social-Ecological-Urbanism.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Second-Symposium-on-Social-Ecological-Urbanism.aspxSecond Symposium on Social-Ecological Urbanism: Balancing Dense and Green Urban Development<p>Chalmers Conference Centre, Chalmersplatsen 1, Scaniasalen</p><p>​Chalmers University of Technology, SMoG, Architecture and Civil Engineering: The focus of the Second Seminar on Social-Ecological Urbanism will be the balancing act we have to start performing. The answer to the problems with smart growth should not be less density, but instead, different densities that embrace the advantages, and counteract the disadvantages. Urban greening is clearly part of the new equation. During the first half of the day, we will shed light on these contradictions to, during the second half-day, focus on new ways of thinking, balancing between dense and green.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">We will do so at three levels: <em>first</em>, at a conceptual level, we need new concepts and new images that can help to start working on the balancing act; <em>second</em>, at a methodological level, we need more advanced and consistent spatial analysis, based in a systems understanding of urban processes including both social and ecological processes; <em>third</em>, at a practical level, we need best practices that inspire how this can be actualized beyond concepts and theory. </span><div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>In between these two blocks, we welcome the key note speaker of the seminar, Marina Alberti, who is the world leading scholar in the field of Social-Ecological Urbanism and has written numerous books about cities as hybrid ecosystems. Her research focuses on the interactions between urban development patterns and ecosystem function, urban eco-evolutionary dynamics, and the properties of urbanizing regions that enhance their resilience and socio-ecological innovation.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Register by sending an email to Meta Berghauser Pont (<a href="mailto:meta.berghauserpont@chalmers.se">meta.berghauserpont@chalmers.se​</a>)</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">PROGRAM TUESDAY JUNE 18</h2> <div>9:00 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>COFFEE</div> <div>9:30 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>The Density Paradigm: Meta Berghauser Pont (Chalmers, Sweden) </div> <div>Environmental contradictions of Smart Growth: Åsa Gren (Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden)</div> <div><br /></div> <div>10:30 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>The health effects of dense cities and the role of urban greening: Mare Löhmus (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)</div> <div>Experiencing the urban environment and the role of density and urban greening: Karl Samuelsson (Gävle University, Sweden) </div> <div>Green accessibility or green connectivity: Meta Berghauser Pont (Chalmers, Sweden) </div> <div>12:00 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>LUNCH</div> <div>13:00 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>KEYNOTE Urbanism from an eco-evolutionary perspective: MARINA ALBERTI (University of Washington, director Urban Ecology Research Laboratory, USA)</div> <div>14:00 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>COFFEE</div> <div>14:30 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Towards a social-ecological spatial morphology: Lars Marcus (Chalmers, Sweden)</div> <div>Urban form and green spaces: towards integrated analytical models: Giovanni Fusco (Université Côte-Azur, CNRS, ESPACE, Nice, France). </div> <div>Social-Ecological Reciprocities in the Northwestern European context: Arjan van Timmeren (TU Delft, Director AMS Institute, the Netherlands). </div> <div><br /></div> <div>16:00 <span style="white-space:pre"> </span>PANEL DISCUSSION Social-Ecological Urbanism for Human wellbeing and Scale-crossing Resilience Building: moderator Stephan Barthel (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Gävle University, Sweden)</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Background</h2> <div>The concept Social-Ecological Urbanism was launched by the publication of the book <em>Principles for Social-Ecological Urbanism</em> in 2013 by Barthel et al. They integrated two lines of thinking of the city as an ecosystem and developed a new theory of cities that can help to reformulate the sustainable urban development paradigm that has been dominated by Smart Growth or similar concepts during the last decades. Social-Ecological Urbanism deals not only with designs for mitigation of especially carbon emissions, dominant in the Smart Growth paradigm and resulting in high density solutions, but also with adaptation measures to enhance adaptive capacities in cities. Social-Ecological Urbanism looks for synergies between ecological and sociospatial systems, acknowledges the existence of conflicts between them and uses the systems’ capacity to absorb shocks, utilize them, reorganize and continue to develop without losing fundamental functions, i.e. builds resilience in the system. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The authors of the book <em>Principles for Social-Ecological Urbanism</em>, have continued working on the theme at different institutions and the group has grown bigger and is today located at various institutions in Sweden. The core groups in Sweden can be found at the University of Gävle, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economic and Stockholm Resilience Centre and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Leaders of the various groups focusing on Social-Ecological Urbanism at these institutions are architects, urban planners and ecologists and have over the years developed a strong network of collaboration.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In Gothenburg, the Spatial Morphology Group (SMoG), led by Lars Marcus and Meta Berghauser Pont has developed methods to study the social-ecological performance of cities including integrated GIS-based models and a joint description of social-ecological morphology, integrating the central morphological components in landscape ecology (patches, corridors and matrix) and urban morphology (streets, plots and buildings). </div> <div><br /></div> <div>A first Seminar on Social-Ecological Urbanism was organized November 2016 at the University of Gävle where the width of the concept was discussed (see attached report of that seminar). Chalmers will in February 2019 organise the second Seminar on Social-Ecological Urbanism where the focus will be on the paradigm-shift needed when it comes to sustainable urban development where especially models such as Compact Cities, Smart Growth and TOD will be challenged and proposals will be made to develop new models that embrace the thinking in Social-Ecological Urbanism to its full extend. Density is a key concept here; it is not only the central research variable in many studies on sustainable urban development, it is also one of the main guiding principles for sustainable urban development according to UN Habitat (2014). </div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Compact City Paradigm </h2> <div>As a response to ineffective and unsustainable patterns of urban growth (sprawl) concepts revolving around compaction have emerged, such as <em>compact cities</em> and <em>smart growth</em>. These umbrella concepts represent the most prevalent planning strategies to develop cities that are more sustainable, advocating and embracing compact, transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use that include mixed-use development with a range of housing choices.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Despite the ongoing debate on the pros and cons of densification in academia as well as in the public debate, it is today widely adopted by planners and policy makers as a sustainable land use form (Buys &amp; Miller 2012). For example, it is frequently endorsed in European national and local policy and discussion documents (Howley 2010) such as the publication ´Rätt Tätt´ (Boverket 2016) by the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning and Swedish comprehensive planning documents (Legeby 2015). Also, the UN-supported Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the UN-Habitat planning principles argue for densification as a sustainable strategy (MA 2005; UN Habitat 2014). At the same time, scholars also warn about too dense townscapes (loss of views and daylight, dark and small inner courtyards, strains on privacy and a challenged personal integrity in apartments, offices and in shrinking outdoor space). A call for <em>Qualified Density</em> (Gaffron et al. 2005) or <em>Functional Density</em> (Berg et al. 2012; 2017) reflect the dual need to balance reasonable density and reasonable spaciousness.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>A review paper by four researchers of the Swedish group working with Social-Ecological Urbanism (Gren et al. 2018), including the organizer of this seminar, has shown that smart growth strategies where high density is the key ingredient, lack sufficient scientific foundations and that few if any of the current ‘truths’ about compaction and environmental gains can be substantiated (ibid). This is worrying because each week, humanity is building the equivalent of two cities the size of Vancouver and by 2030 more housing units will be built on Earth than currently exist in all of Europe (Ash et al. 2008; McDonald 2008). On a national level, Sweden is in the middle of an exceptional attempt to build 700.000 housing units until 2025, which creates a potential to redirect the development of Swedish cities into more sustainable trajectories. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Financed by C-ARC, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers, Sweden</div> <div>More information: Meta Berghauser Pont (<a href="mailto:meta.berghauserpont@chalmers.se">meta.berghauserpont@chalmers.se</a>)</div> </div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masoumeh-Heibati,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Masoumeh-Heibati,-Architecture-and-Civil-Engineering-.aspxMasoumeh Heibati, Architecture and Civil Engineering<p>SB-H2, lecture hall, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad</p><p>​​Applicants of natural organic matter optical properties for assessing treated drinking water quality</p>​<br /><div><span style="background-color:initial">Masoumeh Heibati </span><span style="background-color:initial">is a PhD student at the Division of Water Environment Technology</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Opponent: Prof Jin Hur, Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Prof Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Architecture and Civil Engineering , Chalmers</div> <div>Main supervisor: Dr Kathleen Murphy, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers</div> <div>Assistant supervisor: Ass prof Colin Stedmon, DTU AQUA National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU</div>