I am a landscape architect and currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University, in the project Forest Visions. In this interdisciplinary project, we study how production aspects, environmental concerns, climate related risks, climate change, ecosystem service provision and emotional aspects influence Swedish individual private forest owners’ choice of forest management strategy. The aim of the project is to quantify and visualise the contribution of different forest management strategies to climate solutions and fulfilment of environmental objectives during the transition towards a fossil-free society, while addressing trade-offs between different goals as well as policy implications. How do we reach a sustainably managed future forest in Sweden? Results from workshops with forestry stakeholders combined with composite indicators for ecosystem services based on ecosystem modelling will form the basis for novel visualisations of the outcome of different forest management strategies. The results will be presented as scenario-based stories, depicting the structure and functioning of managed forest ecosystems in relation to a range of climate futures.
In 2018, I completed my PhD in Landscape Planning especially Landscape Management at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management. During my doctoral studies, I studied user participation in public green space management, especially in the transition zones between private residential properties and public urban green spaces. The research focus was users’ drivers for engaging in public urban green space management and how user participation in management affects public green space quality.
Link to my PhD thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/15770/
Fors H., Hagemann, F.A., Sang, Å.O. and Randrup, T.B. (2021). Striving for Inclusion—A Systematic Review of Long-Term Participation in Strategic Management of Urban Green Spaces. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3:572423. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2021.572423
Fors, H., Ambrose-Oji, B., van den Bosch, C.K., Mellqvist, H., Jansson, M. (2020). Participation in urban open space governance and management. In: Jansson, M. and Randrup, T.B. (Eds.) Urban Open Space Governance and Management. Routledge.
Jansson, M., Vogel, N., Fors, H., Dempsey, N., Buijs, A., Randrup, T.B. (2020). Defining urban open space governance and management. In: Jansson, M. and Randrup, T.B. (Eds.) Urban Open Space Governance and Management. Routledge.
Jansson, M., Fors, H., Sundevall, E.P., Bengtsson, A., Lerstrup, I, Hurley, P., Qviström, M., Randrup, T.B. (2020). User-oriented urban open space governance and management. In: Jansson, M. and Randrup, T.B. (Eds.) Urban Open Space Governance and Management. Routledge.
Jansson, M., Vogel, N., Fors, H., Randrup, T.B. (2019). The governance of landscape management: new approaches to urban open space development. Landscape Research 44, 952-965.
Juma, I., Fors, H., Hovmalm, H.P., Nyomora, A., Fatih, M., Geleta, M., Carlsson, A.S., Ortiz, R.O. (2019). Avocado production and local trade in the southern highlands of Tanzania: A case of an emerging trade commodity from horticulture. Agronomy 9.
Fors, H., Wiström, B., Nielsen, A.B. (2019) Personal and environmental drivers of resident participation in urban public woodland management – A longitudinal study. Landscape and Urban Planning 186, 79-90.
Fors, H. (2018) User participation in public urban woodland management – drivers and impact on green space quality. Diss. Alnarp: Department of Landscape architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Available from: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/15770/
Fors, H., Jansson, M. & Nielsen, A.B. (2018) The Impact of Resident Participation on Urban Woodland Quality—A Case Study of Sletten, Denmark. Forests, 9(670).
Fors, H., Nielsen, A.B., van den Bosch, C.C.K., Jansson, M. (2018) From borders to ecotones – Private-public co-management of urban woodland edges bordering private housing. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 30:46-55.
Gulsrud, N.M., Rutt, R.L., Nielsen, A.B., Fors, H. and van den Bosch, C.C.K. (2016) Place-based governance of urban forests and green spaces for climate-resilient cities [policy brief]. Nordic Forest Research. http://nordicforestresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/pb_final.pdf
Molin, J.F., Fors, H. and Faehnle, M. (2016) Citizen participation for better urban green spaces [policy brief]. Nordic Forest Research. http://nordicforestresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Citizen-participation-PB-final.pdf
Lindholst, A.C., Konijnendijk van den Bosch, C.C., Kjøller, C.P., Sullivan, S., Kristoffersson, A., Fors, H., Nilsson, K. (2016) Urban green space qualities reframed toward a public value management paradigm: The case of the Nordic Green Space Award. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 17, 166-176.
Fors, H., Molin, J.F., Murphy, M.A., Konijnendijk van den Bosch, C. (2015) User participation in urban green spaces - For the people or the parks? Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14, 722-734.
Lindholst, A.C., Sullivan, S.G., van den Bosch, C.C.K., Fors, H. (2015) The Inherent Politics of Managing the Quality of Urban Green Spaces. Planning Practice and Research 30, 376-392.
Jansson, M., Fors, H., Lindgren, Th. & Wiström, B. (2013) Perceived personal safety in relation to urban woodland vegetation : a review, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 12(2)2013, s. 127-133.