Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Royal Institute of Technology

Royal Institute of Technology

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (http://www.infra.kth.se), (Royal Institute of Technology), is responsible for one-third of Sweden's capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. KTH has over 11,000 undergraduate students, 1,500 active postgraduate students and a staff of 3,100 people. KTH conducts top-notch education and research of a broad spectrum - from natural science to all branches of technology, including architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. A large number of competence centres are housed at KTH and strategic research foundations are funding other major research programmes or graduate schools. The Unit for Transport and Location Analysis within the Department of Infrastructure is focusing an spatial and transport systems analysis an various geographical levels. The unit has extensive experiences from urban land-use and transportation studies, accessibility measures and multiregional studies of socio-economic development and infrastructure networks, energy system analysis, spatial modelling and geographical information systems, integration of the Baltic Sea region in a wider European context, as well as from international research, networking and publishing activities. The Centre for Traffic Simulation (CTR) was founded in 1995 by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). CTR is located at the Infrastructure department of KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. CTR initiates, co-ordinates, and carries out research and development concerning the analysis and simulation of traffic processes. CTR is intended as a national resource with regard to research and the communication of knowledge in this field and promotes the international exchange of researchers. CTR's work is aimed towards research that is combined with the writing of doctoral theses and other academic publications. CTR's work is financed mainly from research sponsorship from the Swedish National Road Authority (SNRA) and VINNOVA.

The Division for Urban analysis has also extensive experience from relevant research. Social, economic and ecological factors, together with political processes, form our society. These factors are inherently related in a complex and interlinked way. Planning for the management of this complexity therefore calls for multidisciplinary approaches. The Division of Urban Planning has brought together researchers from the technical as well as the social sciences to study concrete planning issues in theory and in practice, from the local and regional perspectives. The focus is on actors, processes, strategies and the requirements and consequences of planning.

The Division is engaged in teaching planning at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. A major feature of the Division's work is co-operation with international partners in academic institutions and practitioners in the field of planning.

KTH Project coordinator:
Prof. Staffan Algers

E-mail: algers@infra.kth.se

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