Eva GustavssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303996
About Eva Gustavsson
Eva teaches human geography, mainly economic geography and urban planning.
Eva’s research interest is in sustainable development. Her dissertation discusses climate change mitigation politics from a social science perspective with a focus on the local level in the context of multi-level governance. The research was conducted within the project Climate Change and Multilevel Governance in Swedish Municipalities, financed by Formas.
Later on her research has been oriented to sustainability in urban renewal projects, and especially the social dimension of sustainability. One example is the ongoing research project My Green Neighbourhood – evaluation (financed by ÖrebroBostäder AB and the Delegation for Sustainable Cities). Other examples are the now finished projects Model for analyse and evaluation of social sustainability in urban building projects (financed by the Delegation for Sustainable Cities, and eight other private or public actors) and Effects of the support to sustainable cities – an evaluation of the Delegation for Sustainable Cities’ projects (an assignment from the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning).
Eva has also studied the project Climate Pilots in Askersund and Laxå (mainly financed by Leader Mellansjölandet), that ran during 2009-2010. Ten households took part with the aim to reduce their CO2 emissions by making changes in their everyday routines. Attitudes towards climate change among the ten households and among inhabitants in general in the two municipalities were explored in two interview studies and one questionnaire.
Eva is member of the following research groups at Örebro University: the R&D advisory board for social innovations (information anly available in Swedish), Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CUReS) and the network Social and Political Studies on Climate Change (SPSCC).