Others About Us

Here you can read what others have written about Mistra Urban Futures. This includes also texts, e.g. blog articles by Mistra Urban Futures Director David Simon in other publications. More articles in Swedish can be found on the Swedish web page - Andra om oss.


Swedish city Uppsala named global winner of WWF’s 2018 One Planet City Challenge

Director David Simon one of the jury members. WWF Global, 12 September 2018. 


The Seedbeds of Transformation

Conference coverage where Rike Sitas, African Centre for Cities and Mistra Urban Futures, South Africa is one of the speakers. MYPE News 4 May 2018. 


The Crowd Effect 

Coverage about the Crowdsourcing the city conference, Monocle, 26 April 2018. 


Should citizens ever be responsible for their cities? A London conference revealed a few conflicting opinions.

Coverage about the Crowdsourcing the city conference. Monocle, 25 April 2018


Research projects showcased at urban conference

On the ACC International Urban Conference 2018 in Cape Town from 1 to 3 February. EE Publishers. Pubslished 15 March 2018.


Kisumu Local Interactive Platform holds dinner as urban cities conference ends

Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong'o attended a dinner at Kiboko Bay on Wednesday upon invitation from Kisumu Local Interactive Platform (KLP). Hivisasa, Published November 2017. 


Mistra Urban Futures receives prestigious award

Mistra Urban Futures has received the first ever EFARRI Award for Responsible Research and Innovation. WN.com. Published 15 November 2016. 



Reportage à Göteborg, afin d’interroger le modèle social suédois, entre la ferme urbaine Lârjean kafé & trädgardar et la plateforme Mistra Urban Futures. Solidarum. Published 15 October 2016. 


Swedish organisation wins European award for responsible innovation

Mistra Urban Futures, the Swedish centre for sustainable urban development, has won the first European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation (EFARRI). The Award recognises research projects that have successfully incorporated RRI practices that align research with the needs of society and actively contribute towards the development of a smart, inclusive and sustainable society. Vetenskap och allmänhet. Published 25 November 2016. 


How can Habitat III help to make the vision of sustainable and resilient cities a reality?

Blog by David Simon for Policy Press, Bristol, published in connection with the publication of 'Rethinking Sustainable Cities' (edited by David Simon). The book can be downloaded for free. Published 31 August 2016


Formulating and testing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal - Urban Research with Immediate Impact

Blog by David Simon for UGEC VIEWPOINT. UGEC - Urbanization and Global Environmental Change - is a Future Earth project. Published 21 May 2015.


Comment dompter les jungles urbaines africaines?

David Simon and Zarina Patel in interview in Le Monde about sustainable urban development, citizens and politicians in Africa.

Le Monde, 15 Sept 2015. Read the whole article (in French)


Plan seeks to make Dar more habitable

Director David Simon about the challenges East African cities are facing. 

The Citizen, 20 February 2015. Read the article


Divesting from dirty energy - a question of freedom

Breaking our dependence on Apartheid-era energy behemoths is an important next step in realising our freedom, and we need investors to be smarter and more proactive with our money, writes Cape Town researcher Anton Cartwright.

Daily Maverick, 28 November 2014. Read the article


New head of Mistra Urban Futures seeks change

David Simon, the new Mistra Urban Futures director, wants to add to the number of cities that are included in the research centre.

Mistra, 13 November 2014. Read the article


A new hub for urban research

Centre co-heads feasibility study to establish a new hub for urban social-ecological research in Stockholm.

Stockholm Resilience Centre, 31 October 2014. Read the article


Removing barriers between universities and urban communities

Opening the international workshop in Manchester on Universities, Cities and Transformation, Tim May from Salford University’s SURF Centre made the point that universities are often much more comfortable talking about their estates and facilities than they are about what they do in terms of knowledge production. About the workshop Universities, Cities and Transformation.

University-led urban regeneration, 4 September, 2014: Read the blog post


Urban SDG Targets and Indicators Meeting: London 22nd – 24th August, 2014

Nyhet om expertmötet Urban Sustainable Development Goal Targets & Indicators som Mistra Urban Futures var med och arrangerade tillsammans med UN SDSN, African Centre for Cities och Stockholm Resilience Centre.

#Urban SDG, September 2014. Läs hela artikeln


Must build trust

Interview with professor Maria Nyström about the platform in Kisumu.

Swedish Design Research Journal, Nr 1 2014. Read the article

An alternative role: the designer as co-driver

Article with PhD student Helana Hansson about the Market Places project in Kisumu.

Swedish Design Research Journal, Nr 1 2014. Read the article


Knowing what smart actually is when it comes to cities

Evaluating a city's performance and development in term of sustainability requires a very different approach and skill set than evaluation of the production of its built form. Interview with Robert McGaffin from the Knowledge Transfer Programme in Cape Town.

Urban Green File, April 2013. Read the article


Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, to open sustainability exhibition

About the Sustainable Stories exhibition in Manchester 3-6 novemeber.

Local Government Executive, 31 October 2012. Read the article.


Leader of Manchester Council to open sustainability exhibition

About the Sustainable Stories exhibition in Manchester 3-6 novemeber.

Manchester Gazette, 30 October 2012. Read the article


Exhibitioning cultures

About the Sustainable Stories exhibition in Manchester 3-6 novemeber.

Cultural intermediation & the creative economy blogg, 12 November, 2012. Read the article


Fair, Green, Dense

About the Sustainable Stories exhibition in Manchester 3-6 novemeber.

Leader of the City blogg, 2 November 2012. Read the article