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Aspen, Jonny


Jonny is Professor at Institute in urban theory of Urbanism and Landscape. His research interest intersect fields such as urban planning history, urban theory, and issues related to the contemporary city in terms of development and transformation, and social and cultural features. More specifically he is interested in researching 1) interrelations between physical surroundings and socio-cultural features, 2) issues related to ‘reading the city’, mapping and urban discourses, 3) issues of everyday urban living, and 4) issues of social diversity and mixed cultures. He has recently gained interest in new technologies, especially ICT-related technologies, and their affect on cities and urban living. He is currently involved in a research project on ‘Social media and the city’ (YOUrban) and involved in a book project on ‘The vitalist city’ and on “The Urban Matrix’.

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Bjerkeset, Sverre


Sverre Bjerkeset holds a PhD from AHO and has a Cand. Polit. Degree in Social Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Urbanism. Based on long-term field studies in Oslo, his PhD research focused on circumstances that prompted or licenseed peaceful chance interaction among strangers in urban public space.

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