My research focuses on how cultural heritage and archeology can be applied in theory and practice to contribute to sustainable urban development. As part of the research school, Grasca, my research aim is to create knowledge on how Swedish contract archeology can engage in sustainability issues to contribute to sustainable urban development in cooperation with other sectors. This was also the topic of my recently published licentiate thesis Contract Archaeology and Sustainable Development – Between Theory and Practice. My doctoral thesis focuses on a somewhat wider issue: how cultural heritage and archeology can be applied in practice to meet the environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges that follows rapid urbanization. The aim is to improve the knowledge of the effects that different cultural heritage practices have on present society and what potential urban futures these practices may contribute to creating.