City of Malmo, Sweden
Head of Sustainable Communities, City of Malmö, Sweden
Prof Jonathan Fink
Portland State University, USA
Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University, USA
EVALOC is pleased to have four international experts who provide an invaluable contribution to the research project.
Visiting International Experts
Jonathan Fink is Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. PSU works closely with the City of Portland (the only large city in the U.S. to have reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels) to advance a green agenda around transportation, land use, ecosystem services and sustainable construction. Dr. Fink, a volcanologist by training, is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, and the National Board of Advisors for KB Home, the fifth largest homebuilder in the U.S.
Trevor Graham is Head of Sustainable Communities and Lifestyle in the City of Malmö working with sustainable urban regeneration through a wide range of projects and strategic initiatives. He has previously worked with community development, urban sustainability and sustainable building in the UK and Germany and came to Sweden in 1998 to head the Eco-City Augustenborg initiative, Europe’s most ambitious sustainable urban regeneration programme. Current work includes establishing the new large scale regeneration programmes in Malmö incorporating social innovation and sustainable economic development as key parameters to speed up the process towards the sustainable city.
Born 1973 in Norrköping, Sweden, Jenny completed an MSc in Political Sciences at Linköping University in 1997 and her PhD at the Department of Technology and Social Change in 2004. She became a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Technology and Social Change in 2008 at Linköping University. Her research interests concern local and regional policy processes and how household understand and interpret public policy in everyday life. Her publications concern local socio-technical systems as innovations, infrastructural systems influence on policy outcome, path-dependency in local energy policy and the influence on policy on everyday life and vice versa.
Dr. Michael Ornetzeder is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and a Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. His main research interest is within science and technology studies, with a particular focus on participatory forms of technology assessment, user innovation, social learning and innovation networks. His current research is in the field of transition of the energy system towards sustainability and on climate change issues. Furthermore, he is an adviser in a large-scale pilot project on energy efficiency and smart metering in Austria. Since 2009 he has been a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Energy Steering Panel.
Dr Jenny Palm
Linkoping University, Sweden
Professor Technology and Social Change
Dr Michael Ornetzeder
Austrian Academy of Science
Senior Researcher, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria