UrbanHist

UrbanHist

Project status

Ongoing

Project Manager

Category/Area

Planning and the built environment

Throughout the 20th century, urban planning constituted itself as an important tool to spatially direct social developments. Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, together with three other European universities has received a SEK 7,5 million grant for a study on urban planning in the establishment, development and transformation of European cities, regions and nations.

Throughout the 20th century, urban planning constituted itself as an important tool to spatially direct social developments. This applies to Europe more than to any other continent. Urban planning contributed significantly to the emergence of the welfare state, strong economies and a relatively balanced settlement structure. However, urban planning also caused the suppression and destruction of some population groups and natural and cultural resources.

Most studies on 20th century urban planning adopt a national perspective, and they have been conducted with different methods. A single comprehensive study of the role of urban planning in Europe has been lacking – until now.

Professor Abdellah Abarkan together with the Bauhaus University in Weimar in Germany, the University of Valladolid in Spain and the University Pavol Jozef Safarik in Slovakia, has received funding for a research project with the aim to develop and sustainably promote a joint understanding of the history of urban planning in the 20th century from a European perspective. he research project has received € 3,700,000 from the EU fund “Marie Curie Innovative Training Network” where BTH receives just over € 790,000.

Facts

Duration

10/2016-09/2020

Budget

€ 3,700,000

Contact Person

Partners and Financiers

Participants

Susanna Weddige

Susanna Weddige
Doctoral student

Andrea Gimeno Sánchez

Andrea Gimeno Sánchez
Doctoral student

Andreea Blaga

Andreea Blaga
Doctoral student

Abdellah Abarkan

Abdellah Abarkan
Professor Local director

Annica Skytt

Annica Skytt
Institutionskoordinator