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Prof. Catharina Nord

Prof. Catharina Nord


  • Ethnographic Research
  • Architecture and Urban Planning for Ageing
  • International Architectural and Urban Design Issues


  • Research Methodology
  • Spatial Planning
  • Urban Design

Academic and Research Profile

  • Professor, Dep. of Spatial Planning, Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH (2016 – Now)
  • Advisor at UN Academic Impact, Korea (2016 – Now)
  • Senior Lecturer, NISAL, Linköping University (2011 - 2016)
  • Assistant Professor, NISAL, Linköping University (2007 – 2010)
  • Associate professor KTH (2009)
  • Research Fellow, Medical Architecture Research Unit, London South Bank University (2006)
  • Research Fellow, Built Environment Analysis, KTH (2004 – 2005)
  • PhD, Built Environment Analysis, KTH (2004)
  • Doctoral student, Dept. of Infrastructure, Built Environment Analysis, KTH (1990 – 2003)
  • Master in Architecture KTH (1990)

Current Projects

  • CollAGE. Collaboratively developing age-friendly communities with municipality eldercare, spatial planning and Senior Citizens’ Councils. A research programme 2021-2027 funded by Forte.
  • Spatial strategies in residential care in the time of corona. Staff perspectives and the everyday life of older residents. Two-year project 20121-2023. funded by Kamprad Family Trust.
  • What places? What ageing? Ageing‐in‐place in contemporary African urbanities; the cases of Namibia and Uganda. A three year project funded by Jubileumsfonden.

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