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Spatial planning for transition (Stage 1)

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WHAT CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

Planning grants for preparatory work on developing projects as well as for initiating and developing collaborative partnerships, both interdisciplinary and between academia and practitioners.

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WHO CAN APPLY?

Principal applicants must be currently associated with a Swedish university, college, research institute or government agency with a research assignment and must have received their doctorate degree. Collaboration between academic researchers and practitioners is expected to be included in the project. Municipalities and other public organisations can apply for funding as co-applicants.

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HOW MUCH CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

The budget for Stage 1 is 10 million Swedish kronor. The target amount is maximum SEK 500,000 per project. The total budget for the call is SEK 130 million.

Future: Open for applying: 2019-11-07 14:00
Last day of application: 2020-01-14 14:00

All dates for the call are preliminary.

Apply for a grant for projects that contribute to knowledge development and sustainable solutions that can be used in spatial planning in order to transition into a sustainable society. The call has two stages. In the first stage, you can apply for a planning grant for preparatory work on developing projects as well as initiating and developing collaborative partnerships, both interdisciplinary and between academia and practitioners.

Background

Modern day cities and communities are facing major challenges. These include widening gaps between social groups and environmental problems such as air pollution and climate change. We need to make a transition to become a more socially, culturally, environmentally and economically sustainable society. Spatial planning plays a vital role in addressing these challenges and achieving a sustainable built environment.

At the same time, spatial planning today faces numerous challenges. It is currently taking place on multiple societal levels, nationally, regionally and locally. Its organisation is complex and consists of many different stakeholders. Many issues within the context of spatial planning are closely related, with direct or indirect consequences for related areas. Despite this, planning and management take place in multiple separate processes. There is therefore a great need to coordinate processes and legislation within spatial planning in order to create the foundation for inter-sectoral collaboration and to develop forms of dialogue with citizens and businesses.

Purpose and focus

The purpose of this call is to contribute with knowledge and solutions for the development of spatial planning practices so that they create the conditions for transitioning into a sustainable society.

The call includes two stages

In Stage 1, you can apply for planning grants for preparatory work on developing projects as well as for initiating and developing collaborative partnerships, both interdisciplinary and between academia and practitioners.

 

More information about Stage 2 will be added.

Events

  • Match-making workshop. October 2019.
  • Webinar – Information about the call. November 2019.

Contact Person

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Updated:29 August 2019