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  • 1.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Bonniers uppslagsbok2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I Bonniers uppslagsbok (2007) har författaren skrivit uppslagsorden inom ämnesområdet svensk geografi (från I till Ö).

  • 2.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Book review of Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Representation of Power and Needs2009In: European Spatial Research and Policy, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 109-110Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Fem år med Geografiska Notiser2012In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 70, no 1, p. 3-5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Hur ska vi rädda centrum?: forskare analyserar2008Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln ställer två platsbegrepp mot varandra och argumenterar för att planeringsfrågor som rör Hökarängens centrum med fördel kan lösas genom att arbeta i samhällsprocessernas riktning vad gäller rörlighetens utveckling i det senmoderna samhället. Argumentet tar analytisk sats i ett relationellt platsbegrepp.

  • 5.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Introduktion - urban utveckling och interaktion2017In: Urban utveckling och interaktion / [ed] Thomas Borén, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2017, p. 7-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Kreativitet, kultur och hållbarhet i strategisk planering: en innehållsanalys av Vision 2030 i Stockholm2013In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 71, no 2, p. 74-87Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Meeting-places of transformation: urban identity, spatial representations and local politics in post-Soviet St Petersburg2009Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study develops a model for understanding spatial change and the construction of space as a meeting-place, and then employs it in order to show an otherwise little-known picture of (sub-)urban Russia and its transformation from Soviet times to today. The model is based on time-geographic ideas of time-space as a limited resource in which forces of various kinds struggle for access and form space in interaction with each other. Drawing on cultural semiotics and the concepts of lifeworld and system, the study highlights the social side of these space-forming forces. Based on a long-term fieldwork (participant observation) in Ligovo/Uritsk, a high-rise residential district developed around 1970 and situated on the outskirts of Sankt-Peterburg (St Petersburg), the empirical material concerns processes of urban identity, spatial representations and local politics. The study explicates three codes used to form the image of the city that all relate to its pre-Revolutionary history, two textual strategies of juxtaposition in creating the genius loci of a place, and a discussion of what I call Soviet "stiff landscape" in relation to Soviet mental and ordinary maps of the urban landscape. Moreover, the study shows that the newly implemented self-governing municipalities have not realised their potential as political actors in forming local space, which raises questions on the democratisation of urban space. Finally, the study argues that the model that guides the research is a tool that facilitates the application of the world-view of time-geography and the epistemology of the landscape of courses in concrete research. The study ends with an attempt to generalise spatial change in four types.

  • 8.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Urban Geography: A Global Perspective2007In: Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, Vol. 89B, no 1, p. 80-82Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Review of Urban Geography: A Global Perspective (2nd edition) by Michael Pacione (Routledge, New York. 2005.).

  • 9.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Urban symbios: Hotell och stadslandskapet som vara2016In: Stockholm som vara / [ed] Klas Ramberg, Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2016, p. 102-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Urban utveckling och interaktion2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I Ymer 2017 undersöker geografer och antropologer staden som fenomen genom att lyfta fram de interaktioner och processer som leder till att städer och samhällen förändras. Analyserna grundar sig i studier av städer i Sverige, Ukraina, USA, Bolivia och Chile och representerar en del av det stora och mångfasetterade urbana forskningsfältet. Sammantaget ger kapitlen en fördjupad förståelse för den grundläggande interaktionen mellan stad, människa och miljö som uppstår i mötet mellan en mängd olika intressen och aktörer, från privata företag, motståndsrörelser, diasporagrupper till lokala föreningsinitiativ och gentrifieringsaktörer samt inte minst inom staden själv och dess relationer med omvärlden.

  • 11.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Eriksson, Julia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Hotell och urban hållbarhet: Lokalisering och fragmentering i Stockholm2012In: Hållbar utveckling : Samhällsplanering, lokala villkor och globala beroenden / [ed] Lennart Tonell, Stockholm: Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi , 2012, p. 191-214Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Fridfeldt, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology (INK).
    Kinlund, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Sannel, Britta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology (INK).
    Introduction2007In: Geographical studies in Aotearoa 2006: report from a geographical field course in New Zealand, March 2006 / [ed] Thomas Borén, Stockholm: Kulturgeografiska inst. & Naturgeografiska inst., Stockholms universitet , 2007, , p. 1-4p. 1-4Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A short introduction to the excursions and fieldwork that are part of the Advanced level Geography courses at Stockholm University. After the introduction follows seven bachelor theses in Geography, empirically based on fieldwork in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand, March 2006.

  • 13.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Fridfeldt, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
    Kinlund, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Sannel, Britta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
    Hultblad, Gertrud
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
    Geographical studies in Aotearoa 2006: Report from a geographical field course in New Zealand, March 2006.2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapporten innehåller sju stycken uppsatser av studenter på påbyggnadskursen (C-kursen) i Geografi vid Stockholms universitet. Samtliga uppsatser är baserade på eget fältarbete i Queenstown och Wanaka, Nya Zeeland, i mars 2006. Temat för uppsatserna varierar och de behandlar: urbana strukturer, platsidentitet, platskänsla, vingårdar och vinturism, ekoturism, äventyrsturism, samt migration mellan små städer. Uppsatserna föregås av en kort introduktion på engelska om geografiprogrammets exkursioner och fältkurser av Thomas Borén, Anders Fridfeldt, Peter Kinlund och Britta Sannel.

  • 14.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Gentile, Michael
    Metropolitan Processes in Post-Communist States2007Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Guest-edited theme issue in Geografiska Annaler Series B, Vol.89B, Issue 2. Contains five refereed articles and an introduction on metropolitan processes in post-Communist states in Eastern and Central Europe.

  • 15.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Gentile, Michael
    Metropolitan Processes in Post-Communist States: An Introduction2007In: Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, Vol. 89B, no 2, p. 95-110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This introductory article identifies and discuss five key legacy aspects of post-Communism for the urban geography of Eastern and Central Europe. These are concerned with (1) central planning, (2) land allocation, (3) the second economy, (4) defence considerations, and (5) the implications of the ideological leadership of the communist parties. The discussion is based on the existing literature and on the five articles in this theme issue. The introduction ends with proposing a general evolutionary model for suburbanisation, and with some suggestions for further research within the field of post-Communist urban geography.

  • 16.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Koch, Daniel
    KTH.
    Platser i praktiken och social hållbarhet. : Hökarängen och andra små centrumbildningar i fokus2009 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Schlyter, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
    Beringia - en region?: Introduktion till en relationell regionalgeografi.2008In: Kring Beringia.: Expeditioner och folk., SSAG, Stockholm , 2008, p. 7-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Beringia - en region? är introduktionen till antologin Kring Beringia. Expeditioner och folk. Introduktionen behandlar regionbegreppet, relationella rum och sovjetisk geografi, samt sammanfattar kort de olika kapitelbidragen.

  • 18.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Schlyter, PeterStockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
    Kring Beringia.: Expeditioner och folk.2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I Kring Beringia behandlar en internationell samling geografer och andra forskare och skribenter frågor om samhälle, miljö och resurser i Beringregionen, med tungdpunkt på den ryska delen.

    Kapitelförfattare är Thomas Borén och Peter Schlyter, Kristian Gerner, John Round, Jessica Graybill, Bente Eriksen, Elinor Andrén, Lada Lekai, Mikael Strandberg, samt Carl Johan Gurt.

  • 19.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Artists and creative city policy: Resistence, the mundane and engagement in Stockholm, Sweden2017In: City, Culture and Society, ISSN 1877-9166, E-ISSN 1877-9174, Vol. 8, p. 21-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Much of the literature around notions of the ’creative class’ and the ‘creative city’ has placed artists as a central, typical creative group. However, that literature has often placed artists in a conceptual dichotomy - either they are seen as uncritical champions of creative city policy (because it boosts their profile and markets) or they are placed in radical opposition to it. This paper explores the attitudes of a sample of artists in Stockholm, Sweden to open this dichotomy up to a more nuanced critique. The analysis considers the diversity of views, attitudes and perceptions of these artists towards creative city policy. While opposition and resistance to the application of creative city policy can certainly be found, the paper seeks to move beyond this to examine how the lack of accord between creative producers and policy-makers can be the outcome of more mundane, everyday practices. In addition, artists join together in specific projects and loose, ephemeral networks to address the issues surrounding the implementation of creative city policy in ways which oppose it but also seek alternatives through engaging planners and the public. Overall the paper calls for an understanding of artists which goes beyond the enthusiast/opponent dichotomy towards developing an understanding of the diverse range of artist responses and engagement with creative city policy.

  • 20.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Artists as planners? Identifying five conceptual spaces for interactive urban development2017In: The Impact of Artists on Contemporary Urban Development in Europe / [ed] Monika Murzyn-Kupisz, Jarosław Działek, Springer, 2017, p. 299-314Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While artists are often seen as key actors in contemporary urban development, particularly linked with the increased use of culture and creativity in urban development policy, to date they have mainly been considered in only a few limited roles. This chapter explores how artists are engaging with policy-makers and planners in attempts to produce ‘new conceptual spaces’ (Gibson and Klocker 2005) in which urban policy and planning practice becomes a form of knowledge and policy co-production. The chapter explores the dynamics of this interaction to understand its different forms, with a particular focus on how artists inform or affect urban planning imagination. Through the analysis of the state of the art in this field and of a number of projects where artists, policy-makers and planners have interacted in urban development projects we identify and discuss five types of new conceptual spaces for artist-planning interactions. Three of these consider interactions initiated by the formal urban governance structures, whereas two are artist initiated. Taken together these five types represent empirically based alternatives to neo-liberalizing agendas as to how art and artists may realize a more varied role in co-creating the urban future.

  • 21.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Conceptual export and theory mobilities: exploring the reception and development of the “creative city thesis” in the post-socialist urban realm2016In: Eurasian geography and economics, ISSN 1538-7216, E-ISSN 1938-2863, Vol. 57, no 4-5, p. 588-606Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the limited contribution of scholarship from within/on the post-socialist urban arena to global urban studies, a phenomenon attributed to the influence of a hegemonic Anglo-American academic complex. We seek to present a more nuanced account by considering scholarship on the “creative city” in a post-socialist context. A numerical analysis of English language publications confirms the lack of impact of scholarship from/on post-socialist areas, though we do identify literature which may be “theory exporting” and emphasize the temporal dimension of the development of scholarship. We then consider the interaction of three global mobilities to present a more nuanced account of this pattern – the “creative city” thesis as globally mobile urban policy, the neoliberalization of universities as a globally mobile restructuring of the context in which these inequalities in knowledge-production are produced, and urban studies theorizing itself as a set of globally mobile concepts and practices. We therefore explore the dynamic interaction of a particular urban phenomenon (“creative city” policy) with academic knowledge production. Adopting this perspective allows us to emphasize other factors such as path dependencies within post-socialist areas and to give due emphasis to agency within the region and how these interact with global processes of neoliberalizing academia.

  • 22.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Culture and creativity in actually existing urban policy2011Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last decade culture and creativity have become widely adopted as important aspects of urban development strategies. Cities try to make use of their cultural capital in the highly competitive urban system of late capitalism, in order to make themselves attractive for capital investment, skilled labour, tourists and media attention. There is a great deal of debate of these issues and the poster account for the authours' research and projects on these these issues.

  • 23.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Getting Creative with the ‘Creative City’?: Towards New Perspectives on Creativity in Urban Policy2013In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ISSN 0309-1317, E-ISSN 1468-2427, Vol. 37, no 5, p. 1799-1815Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores new avenues for academic research on the ‘creative city’. Creativity offers opportunities for urban development and the personal development of urban inhabitants, but its adoption in urban policy is frequently criticized for being welded to economic imperatives and a neoliberal agenda. Urban policymakers worldwide continue to adopt narrow conceptualizations of ‘creativity’ while largely ignoring extensive academic criticism of the concept, suggesting that academic concerns with creativity in urban policy need to be reoriented more effectively. This article develops four key theoretical points on the ‘creative city’ and creative urban policy. It argues that the focus of enquiry should shift towards a more in-depth understanding of how ‘creativity’ is constructed, contested and performed in specific urban contexts, understanding the ‘creative policy gap’ between policymakers and those engaged in all kinds of creative practice, and developing forms of artistic intervention to attempt to make creative policymaking more inclusive and ‘creative’. These points are developed through a critique of the literature and some illustrative examples of people in creative occupations interacting with urban planners and policymakers in creative interventions.

  • 24.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Hotels in Stockholm, strategic spatial plans and urban sustainability: a case for the creative city thesis?2012In: Hotel spaces: urban and economic perspectives on hotels and hotel developments / [ed] Lukas Smas, Stockholm: Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University , 2012, , p. 22p. 39-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Interaktion mellan konstnärer och planerare2015In: PLAN, ISSN 0032-0560, no 6, p. 14-17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 26.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    Policymobilitetens spektrum och diffuserat lärande: kulturpolicy i Stockholm2018In: Globala flöden och lokala praktiker: policymobilitet i tid och rum / [ed] Ida Andersson, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2018, p. 25-46Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Borén, Thomas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Young, Craig
    The Migration Dynamics of the "Creative Class": Evidence from a Study of Artists in Stockholm, Sweden2013In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, ISSN 0004-5608, E-ISSN 1467-8306, Vol. 103, no 1, p. 195-210Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on a neglected issue in debates about the creative city, the migration dynamics of the so-called creative class. The work of Richard Florida on the importance of the creative class for urban development continues to influence urban policymakers worldwide, despite the lack of empirical evidence supporting the key assumptions made about the migration dynamics of those in apparently creative occupations. This article evaluates the usefulness of adopting the approach of analyzing the migration dynamics of one creative occupation, artists. We consider the migration experiences of a group of artists who have moved to Stockholm, Sweden, exploring their mobility and their motivations for moving, the factors influencing their choice of location, and the influence of their occupational dynamics on their mobility. The analysis advances earlier studies of creative migration by considering the impact on their mobility of life-cycle effects and their reliance on professional networks and queries the purported link between openness and tolerance in cities with low entry barriers for those in creative occupations.

  • 28.
    Creutz, Andrea
    et al.
    Konstfack.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    What goes around comes around: stations and trajectories in systems of circulation2009In: Printed project, no 12, p. 61-69Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Kalyukin, Alexander
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Byerley, Andrew
    The second generation of post-socialist change: Gorky Park and public space in Moscow2015In: Urban geography, ISSN 0272-3638, E-ISSN 1938-2847, Vol. 36, no 5, p. 674-695Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, public spaces in Moscow and in otherpost-socialist cities underwent dramatic changes in line with the wider adaptation tothe market economy, epitomized in processes of privatization and commercialization. Most recently, however, these processes have been overshadowed by a “second generation” of post-socialist change that entails the recasting of the very conceptionof the public and public space. In this paper, we analyze these transformations in Moscow through a case study of the reconstruction of Gorky Park. The case study builds upon extensive empirical material collected through qualitative interviews, document and media studies, and on-site observations. It is shown that despite appealing to ideas of openness, livability and the public good, the park reconstructionin fact entails the production of socially divisive urban space that prioritizes consumerism at the cost of less-scripted and diverse public life.

  • 30.
    Lindell, Ilda
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Ince, Anthony
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Oroligheter och upplopp i utsatta stadsdelar2019In: Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik / [ed] Gunnel Forsberg, Stockholm: Liber, 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31. Lundén, Thomas
    et al.
    Balogh, Péter
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Chekalina, Tatiana
    Gentile, Michael
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    Lindström, Jonas
    Polanska, Dominika V.
    Vaattovaara, Mari
    Wichmann Matthiessen, Christian
    A hundred years later. Streetcars are still rattling in Baltic cities2012In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 5, no 3-4, p. 37-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A young geographer by the name of Sten DeGeer mapped the cities around the Baltic Sea in an article published in 1912. As an attempt to capture the urban structure of Baltic region cities, his paper is unique. In this article, we comment on his meticulous descriptions of these cities, with a century long perspective.

  • 32.
    McLean, Bronwyn L.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
    Barriers to implementing sustainability locally: a case study of policy immobilities2015In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 20, no 12, p. 1489-1506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to contribute to the field of urban planning by applying policy mobilities and transfer theories to a case study of the Capital Regional District and its 13 municipalities in British Columbia, Canada, in order to analyse and understand the dynamics of how sustainability is governed locally, with a special focus on barriers to sustainability policy mobility. The empirical material is primarily based on interviews with key stakeholders who guide policy development and creation in the region to inform an understanding of how sustainable development initiatives are developed and shared. This study finds that while there is interest and demand in sustainability, policy-makers are frustrated with their lack of success in implementing sustainability programmes. While there are some instances of policy sharing and transfer among municipalities in the region, there is a clear desire for more exchanges which would allow municipalities to respond more effectively to the demands placed upon them. Significant barriers to policy mobility are also identified, in particular, an unclear understanding of sustainability, a culture of competition and hostility among municipalities, difficulty with the process of transfer itself, and a lack of time, money and resources. These barriers are in part a result of a broken governance structure which does not provide clear leadership to the municipalities, sets municipalities to be competitive with each other and provides ineffective support for municipalities through an unwieldy regional administrative body which is not well regarded by the municipalities.

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