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ASSURE - Adaptation of Urban Space through Sustainable Regeneration

The graduate school ASSURE - Adaptation of urban Space through Sustainable Regeneration - will develop new knowledge about sustainable renovation and conversion of buildings, and neighborhoods.

RISE Lund University/LTH, Malmö University and Uppsala University, Campus Gotland has been granted funds to run the practice-based graduate school ASSURE - Adaptation of urban Space through Sustainable Regeneration. The graduate school support ten doctoral projects that, in close cooperation with the construction and real estate industry, will develop practical knowledge about sustainable renovation and transformation of properties, neighborhoods and areas.

Four of the PhD students will be employed at RISE: one with a focus on circular material flows who is enrolled at LTH, one with a focus on building stock analysis who is enrolled at Malmö University, one with a focus on energy poverty and one with a focus on how to develop and maintain safe neighborhoods. All three will be enrolled at Malmö University   RISE will also be responsible for the contacts with the partner network and arrange two annual conferences on sustainable renovation and transformation between 2023 – 2027.

A network of partners is affiliated with ASSURE. The network includes four property companies: Framtidskoncernen, Stena Fastigheter, Vasakronan and HSB Malmö, Krook & Tjäder Architects and Structor Project Management Malmö AB. Two governmental authorities also participate in the network: the Housing Authority and the Swedish National Antiquities Authority. The network also includes the Eurac Research Institute for Renewable Energy as an international partner.

Two broad regional networks for the construction and real estate industry: Center for Management in the construction sector at Chalmers and Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship at Malmö University are also connected to the research school. The networks will contribute with research questions and concrete challenges that can be linked to the doctoral students' thesis projects.



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RISE role in project


Project start


60 månader

Total budget

39 997 297


Lunds universitet/Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Malmö universitet, Uppsala universitet/Campus Gotland, AB Framtidskoncernen, Vasakronan, Stena Fastigheter AB, HSB Malmö, Krook & Tjäder Arkitekter AB, Structor projektledning Malmö AB, Boverket, Riksantikvarieämbetet, Eurac Research Institute for Renewable Energy, Centrum för Management i Byggsektorn, Centrum för Fastighetsföretagande



Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
Kristina Mjörnell

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