In the scope of the National Research Programme for Sustainable Spatial Planning, up to 120 million SEK in funding is being offered for research projects that develop knowledge about strengthening the capability of cities and rural areas to develop socially and ecologically sustainable environments. The call presents a broad perspective on how in-between and peripheral spaces in the built environment can contribute to the transition towards a more socially and ecologically sustainable society.
The call is part of the National Programme for Sustainable Spatial Planning, and is related to the themes and perspectives in that programme’s agenda (in Swedish).
- Blue-green infrastructure
- Transport systems for everyone
- Public spaces and meeting places
Within the first theme, we welcome applications that examine how green and blue spaces can be integrated in the planning and design of environments in communities of different sizes.
The theme about a transport system for everyone addresses environmentally sustainable movements and flows between environments, as well as mobility solutions accessible to different social groups throughout society.
Within the theme of public spaces and meeting places, we encourage applications that explore how such areas can enhance the quality of people’s lives.
You can apply for funding for projects that run for up to four years and have a maximum budget of 2 million SEK per year, which gives a total maximum budget of 8 million SEK per project.
Submitted proposals are encouraged to address both social and ecological sustainability considerations. We also encourage approaches that examine the interaction of more than one of these three themes or other thematic areas in one coherent research proposal.
A webinar with information about the call (info in Swedish) during which you can ask questions (in Swedish or English) will be held on 24 April at 10.00-12.00 CET. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.