PhD students

Several PhD students are engaged in Mistra Urban Futures projects and activities at the various platforms.

The Gothenburg and Kisumu platforms are jointly piloting a Research School, where PhD students from Kisumu and Gothenburg collaborate and support the ongoing research at the Kisumu platform. A group of students form the so called PhD Core group, which is a group that work closely together sharing ideas, methodologies and experiences.

Below is a list of PhD students involved in Mistra Urban Futures. In the list you will find their names, which projects they are connected to/title of their PhD, what university they are anchored in and the estimated time span of their work.

PhD students in Gothenburg

Alexandra Lavers, Urban Metabolism, Chalmers University of Technology, 2014-2020

Anna Maria Orru, A biologically-centered framework in Urban foodscapes, Urban CoMapper© - The Sustainable Compact and Green City, Chalmers University of Technology/Architecture, Sept 2012 - Feb 2018.

Carl Johan Larsson, WISE Well-being in Sustainable cities, Chalmers University of Technology/Fundamental Physics, 2012-2016

David Andersson, WISE Well-being in Sustainable Cities, Chalmers University of Technology/Energy and Environment, Oct/Nov 2010 - Oct/Nov 2015

Erik Linn, Mixed City & Criteria’s and measurements methods for densification, Chalmers University of Technology/Architecture, Jan 2013 - 

Eva-Maria Jernsand, Ecotourism, PhD Core group, University of Gothenburg/School of Business, Economics and Law, Sept 2012 - Sept 2016

Helena Hansson, Market Places, PhD Core Group, University of Gothenburg/Academyof Design and Crafts, Sept 2012 - Jan 2017

Helena Kraff, Ecotourism, PhD Core Group, University of Gothenburg/Academy of Design and Crafts, Sept 2012 - Oct 2015

Hye Kyung Lim, Comparing planning systems, Chalmers University of Technology/ Architecture, Sept 2012 - Aug 2017

Isabel Ordonez, From Waste to resources, Chalmers University of Technology/ Product and Production Development, Jan 2012 - Jan 2017

Jennifer McConville, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Lisa Bomble (Åhlström), Planning in dialogue, Chalmers University of Technology/ Architecture, Dec 2008 – 2016

Majsa Allelin, KAIROS, University of Gothenburg/Department of Social Work, Sept 2013 - Sept 2017

Paul Gontia, Urban Metabolism, Chalmers University of Technology/Civil and environmental engineering, 2014-2020

Sigird Östlund, Bråta & Regenerative Placemaking Chalmers University of Technology/ Architecture, Sept 2012 - Jun 2018

Stefan Molnar,  RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Socially sustainable neighbourhood transformation – indicators and tools, 2014-

PhD Students in Kisumu

Wanga Joshua Otieno, Rethinking Community Participation in Ecotourism Sites Management, A Case of Dunga Beach, Kisumu City, Kenya, PhD Core Group, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Awuor, Fredrick Otiende, Product Creation and Branding: The Case of Dunga Beach, Kisumu City, PhD Core Group, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Jennifer Otieno, Market Metabolism: Analyzing Rastrienebola Argentea (Omena Or
Dagaa) Traders In The Dunga Market System, PhD Core Group, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Franklin Mwango, Connectedness Theory and Design Process in the Development of Renewable Energy in the Market place – Dunga Beach and Jubilee Markets, PhD Core Group, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Omondi, Fredrick Owino, Green City Planning as a Strategy to Transform Ecotourism, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Achieng, David Omondi, Branding Culture as an Attraction for Ecotourism Planning in Kisumu West District, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 – 2016

Bwana, Maren Awoko, Integrating Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture within Ecotourism: A Case of Indigenous Crops in Kisumu City and its Environs, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Okungu, Jared O, Integrating Water and Sanitation as a planning approach to ecotourism promotion within Informal Settlements, Kisumu City, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Ochieng, Diana Adhiambo, Development Induced Displacement of Human Population on Ecotourism in Kisumu Municipality, Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Otieno, Richard, Ecotourism as strategy for climate change adaptation: A Case of Kisumu East District, Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Ochieng Fredrick Apopa, Eco-Tourism as a Strategy to Improve Environmental Quality in Informal Urban Settlement of Nyalenda, Kisumu City, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2015/2016

Mogoria, Naomi Apali, Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Environmental Management of Ecotourism Destination Sites, Kisumu City, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

Nyamweno, Isaac Mamboh, Strategy for Transforming Kisumu-Bondo Corridor in Kenya into an Ecotourism Cluster for Sustainable Development, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 - 2016

George Obare Odunga, Spatial Analysis and Modeling of Land use Change Drivers in Yala
Swamp Ecosystem: Siaya County, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2014 - 2016

Marylin Apella, Accessibility of Students with Physical Disability to Washrooms in Bungoma Bus Terminus, Kenya Western, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Susan Rabare, Utilization of mobile telephony and spatial planning for fishers in Lake Victoria Kisumu County, Kenya, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Helen Kamwele, Integrating Urban Agriculture Into Urban Landuse Planning Of Eldoret Municipality, Maseno University, 2012 -  2015/2016

Isabella Asamba, Role of Community Based Institutions in Adaptation to Climate Change within the Mara River Basin, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Peris Teyie, Drawing on Social Capital for Integrated Watershed Management in the Nyando Basin, Kenya, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Jack Abuya, Spatial implications of urbanization on water resources in the Mara River Basin, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Lillian Omondi, Social Capital for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mara River Basin, Kenya, Maseno University, 2012-  2015/2016

Mathenge Mwehe, Towards Citizen Centered Urban Governance: Applicability of
Public Participatory GIS in improving Urban Management, Maseno University, 2012 - 2015/2016

Godfrey Osago Nyotumba, Free access recreational landscaping development along public
beaches of lake Victoria, Kisumu City, covering the period 1963-2011, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 2012 – 2015

Alando Walter, Adapting urban transport infrastructure planning to cycling needs of medium sized cities of the South: The case of Kisumu, Kenya, Dortmund University of Technology, 2012 - 2016

PhD Students in Cape Town

Anton Cartwright, What role for economics in Cape Town’s green economy, University of Cape Town, Jan 2013 - 2016

Katherine Hyman, Sustainable Urban Infrastructure: prospects and relevance for middle income cities of the global South, University of Cape Town, 2011 August - 2015

Rob McGaffin, Cape Town's space economy – where and why Cape Town's economic sectors locate where they do, University of Cape Town, July 2014 - June 2016

Saul Roux, Sustainable transitions in cities of the global South: The City of Cape Town as a case study, University of Cape Town, June 2012 - August 2015

Anna Taylor, Cities in a changing climate: investigating the adaptive capacity of a South African metropolitan local government, University of Cape Town, July 2011 - August 2015

Joy Waddell, Flood governance in Cape Town, South Africa: barriers and opportunities for collaborative governance, University of Cape Town, July 2011 - August 2015

Laura Drivdal, Micro-politics and neighbourhood organizing in a sphere of informality: The formation of leadership committees in three informal settlements in Cape Town, University of
Cape Town, 2009 Mar - 2014

Rike Sitas, Becoming Otherwise: Possibilities of Public Art: Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town, University of Cape Town, 2011 - Feb 2015

Other PhD Students (2017)

Varvara Nikulina, Transitions towards sustainable multimodal personal mobility based on the local context, Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2017-2020