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Hanna Fors

Hanna Fors


I am a landscape architect and researcher within governance and management for socially inclusive, multifunctional and sustainable landscapes spanning from urban green spaces to rural forests.

I am one of the participants in the Interdisciplinary Academy at SLU 2022-2023, where I work within the theme Multifunctional landscape transformations – turning around the trade-offs. Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA)

In 2020-2022, I conducted a postdoctoral research project at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University. Within the interdisciplinary project, I studied the transition to more sustainable forestry in practice, seen from the perspective of private forest owners in Sweden. I focused on how they can balance between different values such as production, biodiversity, climate mitigation, climate adaptation and recreation when managing their forest.

In 2018, I completed my PhD in Landscape Planning especially Landscape Management at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU. 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: User participation in public urban woodland management - Drivers and Impact on Green Space Quality

Selected publications

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:

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.

Molin, J.F., Fors, H. and Faehnle, M. (2016) Citizen participation for better urban green spaces [policy brief]. Nordic Forest Research.

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.


Researcher at the Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Telephone: +4640415165
Postal address:
Box 190
234 22 Lomma
Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp, Alnarp