My research focuses on how cultural heritage and archaeology 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 archaeology 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 investigates how futures are created in modern urban planning and development by using cultural heritage as a resource, and the potential consequences these practices can have to social sustainability. The aim is that the thesis will show how the interaction between urban planning and cultural heritage management, and specifically archaeology, can develop to achieve other more sustainable results in the future.