Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Governance research group

Key focus areas:


The group is broadly interested in exploring issues of politics, power and knowledge  in environmental planning and natural resource governance to promote sustainable and just societies.  Theoretically, we build on insights from planning theory, political ecology, science and technology studies, discourse analysis, interpretive policy analysis, theories of transition and transformation, environmental justice, critical cartography, assemblage theory and socio-spatial relations. In terms of geographical focus, our research interests span Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

Thematically, our research includes exploring some of the following themes:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation, and transformation to sustainability
  • Water governance and water quality
  • Natural resource rights regimes and conflicts of access
  • Conflicting interests in the coastal commons
  • Protected areas, local community development, nature-based tourism
  • The politics of scale, multi-level governance, roles and responsibilities state-regional-local levels
  • Processes of participation and knowledge co-production in planning and governance



We aim to organise at least thre seminars durign the spring term, and three seminars during the autumn term, in addition to other events and activities. Watch this space for updates. 

The first seminar will be given by Siri Eriksen from the Department of Pullic Health and will focus on climate change resilient pathways. Date and time: Thursday 25th February 2021,  12:30-13:30 (location tbc). 



Group members: Matthew Cashmore, Thomas Haraldseid,  Edwige Marty, Tim Richardson, Knut Bjørn Stokke

Published 30. mars 2017 - 11:13 - Updated 8. desember 2020 - 23:46