THE CLIMATE JUST CITY
CNDS fellow, Mikael Granberg (Karlstad University) and his colleague Leigh Glover critically discuss the just city concept in a climate adaptation context in the journal article "The Climate Just City" published in Sustainability. Together they develop the just city concept by describing and discussing key theoretical themes in a po-litically and justice-oriented analysis of climate change adaptation in cities. They conclude that the social context with its power asymme-tries must be given a central position in understanding the distribu-tion of climate risks and vulnerabilities when studying climate change adaptation in cities from a climate justice perspective.
THE LEGACY OF LARGE DAMS IN THE UNITED STATES
CNDS fellows, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Maurizio Mazzoleni & Maria Rusca (Uppsala University) have published an article in Ambio on large dams in the U.S, where they explore the interplay between large dams, patterns of population growth and agricultural expansion in the United States over the past two centuries. Their large-scale analysis of spatial and temporal trends in the US showed that the coevolution in space and time of people and dams over the past two centuries was characterized by three distinct phases, in which different processes dominated the interplay.
HUMAN POPULATION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND FLOOD SEVERITY
A global analysis of the interplay between human population, built environment, and flood severity has been conducted by CNDS fellows, Maurizio Mazzoleni, Johanna Mård, Maria Rusca, Sara Lindersson, Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University) and Vincent Odongo (Stockholm Environment Institute). The study pro-vide a general framework to advance knowledge of human-flood in-teractions and support the development of sustainable policies and measures for flood risk management and disaster risk reduction.
COVID-19 AND SWEDEN’S EXCEPTIONALISM
Despite evidence of a decline in Swedish welfare exceptionalism, Sweden’s exceptionalism has resurfaced in a slightly different manner in its response to Covid-19. In a debate piece in the journal Public Money & Management, CNDS fellow, Mikael Granberg (Karlstad University) and colleagues take a look at Sweden as a criti-cal case to query what the spotlight of Covid-19 can tell us about vulnerabilities inherent in the organizational structures of this mature welfare state after years of reform.