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Håvard Haarstad

Professor, Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)
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I am Professor of Human Geography. My main research focus is social change towards sustainability, particularly in relation to climate. I am interested in how we can transform cities and urban life – materially, socially and culturally – in order to meet the climate and sustainability challenges that face us.

I am founding director for the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, an interdisciplinary research centre based at the Faculty of Social Science. Here I am working, with good colleagues, to build an environment that stimulates high-level research and critical thinking. We are focused on creating what we like to call ‘actionable knowledge’ – knowledge that is produced and communicated in ways that help shape society. I believe that rigorous research and critical thinking are essential contributions the University can make towards a better and more sustainable world.

My research activities have been supported by a number of funding sources. The past years I have been a fellow of the Trond Mohn Foundation, which provided generous funding allowing me to start a research group on cities and climate transformation. I am currently involved in other projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, Horizon 2020 and other sources. This work has resulted in publications across a broad range of journals, such as Progress in Human Geography, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and others.

Appointments:

 

  • GEO206: Qualitative analysis
  • GEO221: Globalisation and the development of place
  • GEO292: Regionalgeografisk feltkurs
  • GEO324: Firm strategies, governance and regional development

 

 

Haarstad, H., Hanssen, G.S., Andersen, B., Harboe, L., Ljunggren, J., Røe, P. G., Wanvik, T. I., Wullf-Wathne, M. 2021. Nordic responses to urban challenges of the 21st century. Nordic Journal of Urban Studies 1(1): pp. 4-18.

Sareen, S., Remme, D., Wågsæther, K., Haarstad, H. 2021. A matter of time: Explicating temporality in science and technology studies and Bergen’s car-free zone development. Energy Research & Social Science, 78, August. 

Wanvik, T. and Haarstad, H. 2021, in press. Populism, Instability and Rupture in Sustainability Transformations. Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Sareen, S., and Haarstad, H. 2021. Decision-making and scalar biases in solar photovoltaics roll-out. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability51:24-29.  

Kvamsås, H., Neby, S., Haarstad, H., Stiller-Reeve, M., and Schrage, J. 2021. Using collaborative hackathons to co-produce knowledge on local climate adaptation governance. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability3. 

Grandin, J. and Haarstad, H. 2021. Transformation as relational mobilisation: the networked geography of Addis Ababa’s sustainable transport interventions. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 39(2), pp. 289-308.

Bisello, A., Vettorato, D., Haarstad, H., Borsboom-van Beurden, J. (Eds.). 2021. Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2019. Springer International Publishing.

Tvinnereim, E., Haarstad, H., Rødeseike, A., & Bugnion, V. 2020. Explaining public acceptance of congestion charging: The role of geographical variation in the Bergen case. Case Studies on Transport Policy8(3), pp. 922-1001. 

Sareen, S. and Haarstad, H. 2020. Energy transitions governance (Special issue). Global Transitions, 2(March).

Sareen, S. and Haarstad, H. 2020. Editorial: Legitimacy and accountability in the governance of sustainable energy transitions. Global Transitions, 2, 47-50.  

Karvonen, A., Cook, M., Haarstad, H. 2020. Urban planning and the smart city: Projects, practices and politics. (Special issue) Urban Planning 5(1).

Karvonen, A., Cook, M., Haarstad, H. 2020. Editorial: Urban planning and the smart city: Projects, practices and politics. Urban Planning 5(1), 65-68.

Wathne, M., and Haarstad, H. 2020. The smart city as mobile policy: insights on contemporary urbanism. Geoforum, 108, pp. 130-138. 

Haarstad H. (2020) Do Climate Targets Matter? The Accountability of Target-setting in Urban Climate and Energy Policy. In: Sareen S. (eds) Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions. Palgrave Pivot.

Sareen S., Moss T., Lund C., Haarstad H., Sovacool B., Wolf S. (2020) Conclusion: Legitimation and Accountability in Energy Transitions Research. In: Sareen S. (eds) Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions. Palgrave Pivot. 

Kolstad, E., Sofienlund, O., Kvamsås, H., Stiller-Reve, M., ... Haarstad, H... et al. (2019) Trials, errors and improvements in co-production of climate services. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, pp. 1419-1428. 

Haarstad, H. and Wathne, M. W. 2019. Are smart city projects catalyzing urban energy sustainability? Energy Policy, 129, pp. 918-925. 

Bouzarovski, S. and Haarstad, H. 2019. Rescaling low-carbon transformations: towards a relational ontology. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(2), pp. 256-269. 

Haarstad, H. og Wathne, M. 2019. Smartere byer - smartere liv? I: Rolstadås, A. et al. Det nye digitale Norge. John Grieg Forlag: Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi. 

Lillevold, K. and Haarstad, H. 2019. The deep city: Cultural heritage as a resource for sustainable local transformation. Local Environment, 24, 4, pp. 329-341. 

Sareen, S., and Haarstad, H. 2018. Bridging socio-technical and justice aspects of sustainable energy transitions. Applied Energy228, October, 624-632. 

Haarstad, H., Sareen, S., Wanvik, T., Grandin, J., Kjærås, K., Oseland, S., Kvamsås, Lillevold, K., and Wathne, M. 2018. Transformative social science? Modes of engagement in climate and energy solutions. Energy Research and Social Science, 42, August, 193-197.  

Haarstad, H and Wathne, M. 2018. Smart cities as strategic actors: Insights from EU Lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm and Nottingham. In: Karvonen., A, Cugurullo F., and Caprotti, F. (eds). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge.

Haarstad, H and Rusten, G. (eds) 2018. Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg [Green transformation: Norwegian Pathways] Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Oseland, S., og Haarstad, H. 2018. Norske byers rolle i grønn omstilling: hva gjør vi med målkonfliktene? I: Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg, redigert av Haarstad, H. og Rusten, G. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, side 63-78. 

Grandin, J., Haarstad, H., Kjærås, K., Bouzarovski, S. 2018. The Politics of Rapid Urban Transformation. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, 31, 16-22. 

Lillevold, K og Haarstad, H. 2018. Shared space - muligheter for bærekraftig byutvikling? Bergen: SpaceLab/CET rapport.

Haarstad, H. and Oseland, S. 2017. Historicizing Urban Sustainability: the shifting ideals behind Forus Industrial Park, Norway. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 41(5), 838-854. 

Haarstad, H. 2017. Constructing the sustainable city: The role of sustainability in the 'smart city' discourse. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 19(4), 423-437. 

Haarstad, H, and Wanvik, T. 2017. Carbonscapes and beyond: conceptualizing the instabilities of oil landscapes. Progress in Human Geography, 41(3), 432-450. 

Haarstad, H. 2016. Where are urban low-carbon transitions governed? Conceptualizing the complex governance arrangements for mobility and urban form in Europe. Cities, 54, May, pp. 4-10. 

Haarstad, H. 2016. Who is driving the ‘smart city’ agenda? Assessing smartness as a governance strategy for cities in Europe. In Services and the Green Economy, edited by Jones, A., Ström, P., Hermelin, B., and Rusten, G. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 199-218. 

Wanvik, T., Skoglund, R., Oseland, S., Koller, M., Haarstad, H. 2016. Hvordan bygge en elv? Motstridende hensyn i norsk klimatilpasning [How to build a river? Conflicting concerns in Norwegian climate adaptation] Naturen140, No. 1, pp. 28-35. 

Haarstad, H and Rusten, G. 2016. The challenges of greening energy: policy/industry dissonance at the Mongstad refinery, Norway. Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy34, No. 2, pp. 340-355.

Haarstad, H. 2016. Natural resources and the development conundrum. In: Grugel, J and Hammet, D. Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 139-154.     

Wanvik, T. and Haarstad, H. 2015. Råvaresonens geografi: steder som flerdimensjonale ansamlinger. In Aure, M., Berg, N.G., Cruickshank, J. and Dale, B.E. Med sans for sted: Nyere teorierFagbokforlaget, side 281-298.  

Haarstad, H. 2015. Book review: Matt Huber’s Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital. Urban Studies52, No. 14, 2743-2745.

Haarstad, H. 2014. Climate change, environmental governance and the scale problem. Geography Compass, 8, No. 2, pp. 87-97. 

Haarstad, H. 2014. Cross-scalar dynamics of the resource curse: Constraints on local participation in the Bolivian gas sector. Journal of Development Studies50, No. 7, pp. 977-990.

Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. 2014. Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things. In: Reilly, K. and Smith, M. Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, pp. 79-112.

Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. (Editors). 2013. Social movement governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. New York and London: Routledge. (Reprint of Globalizations special issue.)

Bourgouin, F. and Haarstad, H. 2013. From ‘good governance’ to the contextual politics of extractive regime change. In: Nem Singh, J. and Bourgouin, F. (eds) Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South: Critical International Political Economy PerspectivesNew York: Palgrave Macmillan, 87-106.

Haarstad, H. (Editor). 2012. New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. (Guest editors). 2012. Social movement governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. Special issue of Globalizations, 8, No. 6.

Oseland, S., Haarstad, H., and Fløysand, A. 2012. Labor agency and the importance of the national scale: Emergent aquaculture unionism in Chile. Political Geography, 31, No. 2, pp. 94-103.

Haarstad, H. 2012. The architecture of investment climate surveillance. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, No. 5, pp. 79-103.

Haarstad, H. 2012. Extracting Justice? Critical themes and challenges in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. In: Haarstad, H. (ed.) New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-16. 

Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2012. Extraction, regional integration, and the enduring problem of local political spaces. In: Haarstad, H. (ed.) New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 83-106. 

Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. 2012. Introduction: Social movement governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. Globalizations, 8, No. 6, pp. 741-752.

Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. 2012. Conclusion. Globalizations, 8, No. 6, 887-894.

Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. 2012. Global Production Patterns. In: Stoltman, J (ed.) 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook. Sage, London, pp. 411-421.

Haarstad, H and St. Clair, A. and. (Guest editors) 2011. Social Policy and Global Poverty: Beyond the residual paradigm? Special issue in Global Social Policy, 11, No. 3.

Haarstad, H and St.Clair, A. 2011. Social policy and global poverty: Beyond the residual paradigm? [Introduction to special issue] Global Social Policy, 11, No. 3, pp. 214-219. 

Haarstad, H. 2011. Latin American middle classes and political mobilization for universal welfare. Global Social Policy, Forum contribution, 11, No. 3, pp. 229-232.

Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2011. La participación en el sector de hidrocarburos en Bolivia: El "doble discurso" y las limitaciones sobre la gobernanza participativa. URBECO-report 3/11. Bergen: Center for Urban Ecology.

Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2011. Participation in the Bolivian hydrocarbons sector: The "double discourse" and limitations on participatory governance. URBECO-report 4/11. Bergen: Center for Urban Ecology.

Haarstad, H. 2011. Book review – Rethinking foreign investment for sustainable development: Lessons from Latin America. Gallagher, K. and Chudnovsky, D. (eds). London: Anthem Press, 2009. Progress in Development Studies, 11, No. 2, pp. 166-168.

Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. 2011. Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things. Information Technologies and International Development, 7, No. 1, pp. 1-18.

Fløysand, A., Haarstad, H. and Barton, J. 2010. Global-economic imperatives, crisis generation and local spaces of engagement in the Chilean aquaculture industry. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 64, No. 4, pp. 199-210.

Haarstad, H. 2010. Maneuvering the spaces of globalization: the rearticulation of the Bolivian labor movement. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 64, No. 1, pp. 9-20.

Haarstad, H. and Andersson, V. 2009. Backlash Reconsidered: Neoliberalism and Popular Mobilization in Bolivia. Latin American Politics and Society, 51, No. 4, pp. 1-28.

Drangsland, K.A. and Haarstad, H. 2009. Urban planning and the delimitation of diversity: Roma as “in place” and “out of place” in Jungbusch, Mannheim. International Planning Studies, 14, No. 2, pp. 125-140.

Haarstad, H. 2009. Globalization and the New Spaces for Social Movement Politics: The Marginalization of Labor Unions in Bolivian Gas Nationalization. Globalizations, 6, No. 2, pp. 169-185.

Haarstad, H. 2009. FDI policy and political spaces for labour: the disarticulation of the Bolivian petrolerosGeoforum, 40, No. 2, pp. 239-248.

Holgersen, S. and Haarstad, H. 2009. Class, Community and Communicative Planning: Urban Redevelopment at King’s Cross, London. Antipode, 41, No. 2, pp. 348-370.

Haarstad, H. 2009. Globalización, narrativas y redes: conflictos sobre la actividad minera en Tambogrande, Piura. Espacio y Desarollo, No. 20, pp. 87-108.

Agafonow, A. and Haarstad, H. 2009. El socialismo del siglo XXI. Una alternativa factible? Revista de Economía Institucional 11, No. 20, pp. 287-307. 

Andersson, V. and Haarstad, H. 2009. Citizenship and State-building in Contemporary Bolivia: Politization of Cultural Identity. GDS Research Series, Working Paper no. 2. Global Development Studies, Aalborg University.

Fløysand, A and Haarstad, H. 2008. Foreign direct investments in development strategies: Norwegian FDI and the tendency for agglomeration. In: Tamásy, C and Taylor, M. Globalising Worlds and New Economic Configurations. Ashgate, London, pp. 47-56.

Haarstad, H. 2008. The New Left in South America. Forum for development studies, 2, pp. 371-376. (Book review of Kozloff, Nikolas, Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left, 2008 

Haarstad, H. 2008. Book review – J.K. Gibson-Graham, The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It) and A Post-Capitalist Politics, 2006. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 62, No. 1, pp. 47.

Haarstad, H. 2007. Kulturelitisme og venstresidens selvransakelse. Replikk: tidsskrift for human- og samfunnsvitenskap, No. 24, pp. 12-17.

Haarstad, H. and Fløysand, A. 2007. Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru. Political Geography, 26, No. 3, pp. 289-308.

Haarstad, H. 2007. Collective Political Subjectivity and the problem of scale. Contemporary Politics, 13, No. 1, pp. 57-74.

Haarstad, H og Lundberg, A. 2006. Fitjarøyane – erfaringer etter 15 år med lokal forvaltning. Geografi i Bergen, nr. 275. 

Fløysand, A., Haarstad, H., Jakobsen, S-E, Tønnesen, A. 2005. Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Change and Poverty: Identifying Norwegian controlled FDI in developing countries. Report 4/05. Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway.

 

Some media contributions

Haarstad, H og Oseland, S.E. 2015 En gang var vi en oljenasjon [kronikk]. Bergens Tidende, 13. juli.

Haarstad, H og Wanvik, T. 2015. Vi trenger 10-minutters-byer [Innsikt-artikkel]. Bergens Tidende, 1. mars.

Haarstad, H. 2013. Den siste månelandingen [kronikk]. Bergens Tidende, 25. september.

Haarstad. H. 2013. Ressursenes forbannelse. NRK P2, Ekko. 19. juni.

Haarstad, H. 2012. Discussion of the special issue: Social movements. Podcast, Globalizations journal website, Taylor & Francis. http://www.tandfonline.com/page/rglo-media

Lawson, V., St.Clair, A. and Haarstad, H. 2010. Middelklassen og fattigdomspolitikk. Bistandsaktuelt Debatt, www.bistandsaktuelt.no, 23. juni. 

Haarstad, H. 2008. Latin-Amerikas omstridte ’revolusjon’ [kronikk]. Bergens Tidende. 15. september.

Haarstad, H. 2007. Folk flest? [kronikk]. Dagbladet. 11.november. 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Using collaborative hackathons to coproduce knowledge on local climate adaptation governance. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Populism, Instability, and Rupture in Sustainability Transformations. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.
  • Show author(s) 2021. A matter of time: Explicating temporality in science and technology studies and Bergen's car-free zone development. Energy Research & Social Science. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Urban planning and the smart city: Projects, practices and politics. Urban Planning. 65-68.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Transformation as relational mobilisation: The networked geography of Addis Ababa’s sustainable transport interventions. Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space.
  • Show author(s) 2020. The smart city as mobile policy: Insights on contemporary urbanism. Geoforum.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Legitimacy and accountability in the governance of sustainable energy transitions. Global Transitions.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Explaining public acceptance of congestion charging: The role of geographical variation in the Bergen case. Case Studies on Transport Policy. 992-1001.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Trials, errors and improvements in co-production of climate services. Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS). 1419-1428.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The deep city: cultural heritage as a resource for sustainable local transformation. Local Environment : the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 329-341.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Are smart city projects catalyzing urban energy sustainability? Energy Policy. 918-925.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Transformative social science? Modes of engagement in climate and energy solutions. Energy Research & Social Science. 197 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Rescaling low-carbon transformations: Towards a relational ontology. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Bridging socio-technical and justice aspects of sustainable energy transitions. Applied Energy. 624-632.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Historicizing Urban Sustainability: The Shifting Ideals Behind Forus Industrial Park, Norway. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 838-854.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Constructing the sustainable city: examining the role of sustainability in the ‘smart city’ discourse. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 423-437.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Constructing the sustainable city: The role of sustainability in the 'smart city' discourse. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 423-437.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Carbonscapes and beyond - Conceptualizing the instability of oil landscapes. Progress in Human Geography. 432-450.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Where are urban energy transitions governed? Conceptualizing the complex governance arrangements for low-carbon mobility in Europe. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. 4-10.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The challenges of greening energy: policy/industry dissonance at the Mongstad refinery, Norway. Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy. 340-355.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Cross-scalar dynamics of the resource curse: constraints on local participation in the Bolivian gas sector. Journal of Development Studies. 977-990.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Climate change, environmental governance and the scale problem. Geography Compass. 87-97.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The architecture of investment climate surveillance. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies. 79-103.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Social Movements, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. Globalizations. 741-752.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Labor agency and the importance of the national scale: Emergent aquaculture unionism in Chile. Political Geography. 94-103.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Transparency and development : ethical consumption through Web 2.0 and the internet of things. Information Technologies & International Development. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Maneuvering the spaces of globalization: the rearticulation of the Bolivian labor movement. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 9-20.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Global economic imperatives, crisis generation and local spaces of engagement in the Chilean aquaculture industry. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 199-210.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Urban planning and the delimitation of diversity: Roma as “in place” and “out of place” in Jungbusch, Mannheim. International Planning Studies. 125-140.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Urban Planning and the Delimitation of Diversity: Roma as ‘In Place’ and ‘Out of Place’ in Jungbusch, Mannheim. International Planning Studies. 161-169.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Globalization and the New Spaces for Social Movement Politics: The Marginalization of Labor Unions in Bolivian Gas Nationalization. Globalizations. 169-185.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Globalización, narrativas y redes: conflictos sobre la actividad minera en Tambogrande, Piura. Espacio y desarrollo. 87-108.
  • Show author(s) 2009. FDI policy and political spaces for labour: the disarticulation of the Bolivian petroleros. Geoforum. 239-248.
  • Show author(s) 2009. El socialismo del siglo XXI. Una alternativa factible? Revista de Economía Institucional. 287-307.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Class, community and communicative planning: Urban redevelopment at King’s Cross, London. Antipode. 348-370.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Backlash Reconsidered: Neoliberalism and Popular Mobilization in Bolivia. Latin American Politics and Society. 1-28.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru. Political Geography. 289-308.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Collective political subjectivity and the problem of scale. Contemporary Politics. 57-74.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2020. Digital skifte for transport – 16 nye teknologier og hvordan de endrer byene. .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Selvkjørende biler - teknologien bak og veien fremover. .
  • Show author(s) 2011. Participation in the Bolivian hydrocarbons sector: The "double discourse" and limitations on participatory governance. .
  • Show author(s) 2011. La participación en el sector de hidrocarburos en Bolivia: El "doble discurso" y las limitaciones sobre la gobernanza participativa. .
  • Show author(s) 2009. Citizenship and State-building in Contemporary Bolivia: Politization of Cultural Identity. .
  • Show author(s) 2006. Fitjarøyane – erfaringer etter 15 år med lokal forvaltning. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. Energy transition: a view from the social sciences.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Climate and energy transformation from a social science perspective.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Byens rolle i klimaomstillingen.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Kompakt utvikling som svar på klimautfordringen.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Power, oil, scale.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Innoasis Science Talks: Will smart cities make us sustainable?
  • Show author(s) 2019. Climate change governance: global regimes, national interests, local norms.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Rescaling climate and energy transformation.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Kan smart byutvikling løse transportutfordringene?
  • Show author(s) 2017. Byen rolle i klimaomstillingen.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Byer som løsninger på klimakrisen.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Byenes grønne skifte.
  • Show author(s) 2016. 10-minuttersbyen som svar på klimautfordringen?
  • Show author(s) 2015. Fordeling av makt og ressurser i det Globale Sør.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Energiomstilling på Vestlandet?
  • Show author(s) 2015. En gang var vi en oljenasjon.
  • Show author(s) 2015. 10-minuttersbyen: planleggernes rolle i den bærekraftige omstillingen.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Energiomstilling.
  • Show author(s) 2013. En samfunnskritisk samfunnsgeografi.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Et oljesmurt demokrati.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Fieldwork in the context of political conflict: where do you stand?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Bolivia og venstrebølgen i Latin Amerika.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Sosiale bevegelser i Bolivia - noen historiske linjer.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Globalized Power and Resistance: A case from Peru.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Populismens grenser .
  • Show author(s) 2017. Towards transformative low-carbon urban reconfigurations: a relational ontology.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Cities as Actors in Climate and Energy Transformations.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Ut av komfortsonen? Om å finne samfunnsviterens plass i samprodusert klimakunnskap.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Urban nexus governance and pathways to transformation: Finding geography’s place .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Co-production of climate change knowledge.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Transforming an ‘oil city’? urban form and strategies for low carbon transition in Stavanger, Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Smart energy cities.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Carbonscapes and beyond - Conceptualizing the instability of oil landscapes .
  • Show author(s) 2014. Where Do Green Policies Come From? Assessing the mobilities of ‘smart’ urban development policies in Norway and Europe.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The challenges of greening energy: policy/industry dissonance at the Mongstad refinery, Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Geographical perspectives on the climate/energy nexus.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Energy Transition: The role of cities and the built environment.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Energiomstilling i et skalaperspektiv.
  • Show author(s) 2014. A Human Geography Approach to Energy Transitions.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The scale problem in natural resource governance.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Global Extractive Industries: Implications for political economy.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Reclaiming resources: explaining social movement success geographically.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Development hegemonies in the petroleum sector: the resource curse/good governance nexus.
  • Show author(s) 2012. What's wrong with the 'good governance' agenda? Contextualization and scale in extractive politics.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Extracting Justice? The role of agency in extractive regime change.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Book launch: New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The people's gas? Hydrocarbon extraction and/or democratic governance in the 'new' Bolivia.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Limits to participation? Stakeholder involvement and the economic imperative in the Bolivian hydrocarbon sector.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Democracy and justice in Bolivia’s hydrocarbon governance.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Democracy and civil society in ‘good governance’ reforms of extractive industries.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Bolivian labor unions under shifting political regimes.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Negotiating new political spaces: democratic experiments in Bolivia.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Foreign direct investments and aquaculture in Chile: progress or dependency?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Extracting for equality? Bolivia’s challenges of turning gas nationalization into human development.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Extracting for equality? Bolivia’s challenges of turning gas nationalization into human development.
  • Show author(s) 2008. IMF discourses and new political spaces for labor unions in Bolivia.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Transforming the state: The IMF discourse on foreign direct investment to Bolivia.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Investigating the role of Foreign Direct Investment in development policy.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Foreign Direct Investment and State Restructuring: the IMF discourse on the Bolivian investment climate.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Bolivian Backlash? Investment climate, citizenship and ‘constructive’ neoliberalism in contemporary Bolivia.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Spatializing development discourse: the Bolivian Law of Popular Participation.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Norwegian foreign direct investments and the tendency for agglomeration.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Norske direkte investeringer i Den Tredje Verden og prosjektet "The Spatial Embeddedness of Foreign Direct Investment”.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Globalization and Power: Discourse and narratives in the politics of scale.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) 2021. Nordic responses to urban challenges of the 21st century. Nordic Journal of Urban Studies. 4-18.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Conclusion: Social movements, the poor and the new politics of the Americas. Globalizations. 887-894.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Special issue: Guest Editors' Introduction: Social Policy and Global Poverty: beyond the residual paradigm? Global Social Policy. 214-219.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) 2013. Menneskerettighetene er udelelige. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) 2010. Middelklassen og fattigdomspolitikk. Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Intellektuelle og skravling. Klassekampen. 22.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) 2011. Latin American middle classes and political mobilization for universal welfare. Global Social Policy. 229-232.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2015. Book review: Matt Huber’s Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital. Urban Studies. 2743-2745.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America. Progress in Development Studies. 166-168.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Book review – Rethinking foreign investment for sustainable development: Lessons from Latin America. Gallagher, K and Chudnovsky, D. (eds). London: Anthem Press, 2009. Progress in Development Studies. 166-168.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The New Left in South America: Book review of Kozloff, "Revolution!". Forum for Development Studies. 371-376.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It). A feminist critique of political economy, with a new introduction. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 47-47.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2019. Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Show author(s) 2012. New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. Palgrave Macmillan.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) 2014. Social movements, the poor and the new politics of the Americas.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) 2018. «Det beste er det godes fiende». Samproduksjon av klimakunnskap: en studie av hvordan forskning og forvaltning kan samarbeide for å utvikle gode tilpasningsstrategier.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The role of Petroleum in Portraying and Perceiving Stavanger.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Gjennomføring av samordnet bolig- , areal- og transportplanlegging – en studie av Bergen kommune.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Flernivåstyring i bærekraftig byutvikling; et studie av Framtidens byer og Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Bildeling som et bidrag til et bærekraftig transportsystem – en studie av Bildeleringen i Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 2015. REAL WORLD CSR, - ANALYSING CSR IMPLEMENTATION IN MAMUJU, INDONESIA.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Territorialization of a Small Community: The Case of Huaytire - Peru.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Road transport and agriculture: A comparative study of the implications of road access for subsistence agriculture in the Northern Ghana.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Natural Resources Management Conflicts in Protected Areas. Case Study of Mbi Crater Game Reserve, Cameroon.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Globalized Power and Resistance: A Peruvian case study demonstrating embeddedness in spatial scales.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hvordan bygge en elv - motstridende hensyn i norsk klimatilpasning. Naturen. 28-35.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Vi trenger 10-minutters-byer. Bergens Tidende. 14-15.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Kulturelitisme og venstresidens selvransakelse. REPLIKK – Tidsskrift for samfunnsvitskap og humaniora. 12-17.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Utvikling som ensretting. Utveier. 26-27.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Psykogeografi: Bergen på ny. Vidsyn. 18-21.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Nyradikalismen. Vidsyn. 4-7.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Unlearn, Relearn: Our Postmodern Epistemology. Vidsyn.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2019. Bompengeopprør og mistillit mot politikere. Hvorfor møter det grønne skiftet så sterk motstand? . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) 2018. Bærekraftsmålene som endringskraft for universitetene. Khrono.no. 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Valgkampen er for snever. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Slik kan Bergen lykkes. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Retten til framtidens Bergen. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Bergen må satse på bydelene. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) 2015. En gang var vi en oljenasjon. Bergens Tidende. 30.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Den siste månelandingen. Bergens Tidende. 26.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Latin-Amerikas omstridte "revolusjon". Bergens Tidende. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Folk flest. Dagbladet. 35.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2009. Changing conditions for political practice: FDI policy and the political spaces for labor in Bolivia.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2020. Energisnakk: Gjør smarte byer oss bærekraftige? (Innoasis Science Talks bonusepisode).
  • Show author(s) 2015. Tre av ti vil helst bo i Fana.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Mener innbyggerne i fremtidens byer bør kunne nå "alt" på 10 minutter.
  • Show author(s) 2015. For klimaets skyld: Vi er under press for å bo tettere.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Podcast: Discussion of the special issue: Social movements.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Fattigdom og barn.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Economic globalization creates challenges for Bolivian labour unions.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Myten om 'arbejderen' og 'kulturelitisten'.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Utviklingsstrategi førte til sosial ulikhet.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Arbeiderromantikk?
Programme management
  • Show author(s) 2020. Will Smart Cities Make us Sustainable?
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) 2020. Podkast: Energisnakk. Gjør smarte byer oss bærekraftige? (Innoasis Science Talks bonusepisode).
  • Show author(s) 2013. Ressursenes forbannelse.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2019. Do Climate Targets Matter? The Accountability of Target-setting in Urban Climate and Energy Policy. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Conclusion: Legitimation and Accountability in Energy Transitions Research. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Smart cities as strategic actors: Insights from EU Lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm and Nottingham.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Norske byers rolle i grønn omstilling: hva gjør vi med målkonfliktene? 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Grønn om omstilling og norske veivalg: Introduksjon. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Who is driving the ‘smart city’ agenda? Assessing smartness as a governance strategy for cities in Europe. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Råvaresonens geografi - steder som flerdimensjonale ansamlinger. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things. 34 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2013. From ‘good governance’ to the contextual politics of extractive regime change. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Global Production Patterns. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Extraction, regional integration, and the enduring problem of local political spaces. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Foreign Direct Investment in Development Strategies: Norwegian FDI and the Tendency for Agglomeration. 10 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2012. Forvaltning av naturressurser i Latin-Amerika. Kortsiktig profitt eller langsiktig regional utvikling?
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2021. Decision-making and scalar biases in solar photovoltaics roll-out. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 24-29.
  • Show author(s) 2018. The politics of rapid urban transformation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 16-22.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Show author(s) 2019. Teknologien endrer hverdagen: Smartere byer - smartere liv. 27-36.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) 2013. Negotiating New Political Spaces.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The Spatial Embededdness of Foreign Direct Investments.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) 2009. Urban planning and the delimitation of diversity: Roma as 'In Place'and 'Out of Place'in Jungbusch, Mannheim. International Planning Studies.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2016. Natural resources and the development conundrum. 139-154. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. The Palgrave Handbook of International Development.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) 2016. Bilfri sone er trendy. Bergensavisen.

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Academic leadership

Coordinator (with Tarje Wanvik) of Spaces of Climate and Energy Lab, Department of Geography, University of Bergen (2014-)

Principal Investigator, European cities as actors in climate and energy transformations, Bergen Research Foundation (2016-2019)

Principal Investigator, Energy transition from above or below? Structures, governance and strategies in Norway and Europe. Funded by Akademiaavtalen ved UiB/Statoil, 2014-2018.

Principal Investigator of the World Universities Network-funded project Developing Compatible Climate and Energy Strategies (2014)

Coordinator (with Endre Tvinnereim) of Interdisciplinary Climate and Energy Research Group (2014-)

Chair, Norwegian Association for Development Research (2011-2013)

Cluster leader, POLGEONET, The Norwegian Political Geography Network, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2012-2015) 

 

Education

Philosophiae doctor (PhD), Human Geography, University of Bergen, 2009. 

Master’s degree, Human Geography, University of Bergen, 2005

Bachelor's degree, Geography, Western Kentucky University, 2002

 

Research visits

University of Oxford, UK, School of Geography, 2008.

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Department of Geography, 2008.

INESAD, La Paz, 2007.

 

Appointments and service, other

Associate, The Centre for Climate Change Economic and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Leader of Faculty strategy group, early career [Leder for strategigruppen ”tidlig karriere” ved Det Samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet], 2015

Reviewer of research project applications, Research Council of Norway, 2015

Member, Universitetets sentrale forskningsutvalg, 2012-2015, deputy 2011-2012

Member, Universitetets sentrale valgstyre, 2013-2014

Member, Program board, Region og Regionalisering Master’s programme, 2011-

Expert reviewer for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on governance and natural resource issues, 2012 

Member, Task Force for research mobilization for Horizon 2020, University of Bergen, 2013-2014

Board member, Norwegian Association for Development Research, 2009 –, Chair, 2011-2013

Member, IDU (Informasjons- og drøftingsutvalget), Samfunnsvitenskapelig fakultet, 2013-2015 

Board member, Forskerforbundet UiB, 2011 – 2013, deputy 2013-2015

Forskerforbundet UiB, election committee, 2015-

Member, Program board, Demokrati og Rettsstat, UiB, 2012-2015

Member, Undervisningsutvalget, Institutt for geografi, 2012-2014

Deputy member, NorLARnet reference group, 2010-2014

Member of University of Bergen’s Latin America committee, 2008 - 2010

Board member and editor of ‘Vidsyn’, magazine for geographers in Bergen, 2003-2005

Research groups

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