Mobilities in Planning: Experiments with organizing relations and ethical values

Roskilde University

Aslak Aamot Kjærulff will defend his PhD at ENSPAC and we would like to invite you to attend. It will take place at Roskilde University, GeoFagsal, Building 02.

The committee is:

Professor Jonas Larsen (chair), ENSPAC, RUC

Associate Professor Maria Håkansson, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Associate Professor Mia Arp Fallov, Aalborg University.

See the defense here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lPz1JSSMB8

Read the disseration here: http://tinyurl.com/ja3jztr

Mobilities in Planning is a dissertation about the societal engagement of contemporary social scientific practices. The increasingly permeating problems of a growing ecological crisis is posing unprecedented challenges to most moden societies. Especially in a time where social institutions seem to be caught in an evolutionary inertia or frenetic standstill. This assessment calls for a new set of critically and scientifically grounded public platforms and collaborative practices between people that populate major societal institutions.

The dissertation takes its starting point from a 3-year long dialogue- and action oriented research process, in the cross-sectorial planning project Formula M. The project has developed collaborations between municipal planners from 10 Danish cities, business leaders from 70 private companies, researchers, NGOs, planning consultants and providers of transport and communication technologies and services.

This dissertation contributes with qualitative insights into the personal, relational and disciplinary conversions, which are involved in organisational and institutional processes of change. The analysis emphasize the abilities and relationships applied by practitioners, to start extensive processes of change and shape their trajectories across disciplines, organisations and sectors.