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Amalia Engström

Amalia Engström
PhD-student in landscape architecture at the Department for urban and rural development.


In january 2018 i staretd as a PhD-student in landscape architecture at SLU. Together with Mattias Qviström, Märit Jansson, Johan Pries and Mia Ågren I am working within the research project Welfare landscapes reassembled: policies for sustainable outdoor recreation in times of urban densification.

My project focus on contemporary strategic greenspace and landscape planning for outdoor recreation. Through a historical comparison to the welfare planning of the 1970’s I hope to discuss how changing discourses in planning effect the spatial distribution and role of green spaces for recreation.

My reserach intrests are; planning theory, transforming discourses in urbanism and urban planning, human geography and social effects of planning and design, discurses on landscape and nature, urban sociology, historical artefacts, spatial justice and landscape theory.

The preliminary title of my thesis is Negotiating spaces for outdoor recreation: examining landscape planning in the densifying city.



Duting 2019 I act as Facilitator for the SLU Landscape PhD's Forum


I have a background in human geography and urban planning. In my maters thesis Bredäng in flux: reshaping modernist spaces through contemporary planning, I researched how contemporary ideals in planning are relating to modernist urban fabrics and landscapes. My focus on competing understandings of green spaces in my master’s thesis will be expanded and depended within my PhD project.

Doctoral Student at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Landscape Architecture
Telephone: 673511, 0737274652
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land, Box 7012
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Uppsala