Urban Transformations

The face of the earth is becoming increasingly urbanised. Larger amounts of people than ever are living in urban environments, which presents particular challenges and opportunities in terms of, for example, the supply of basic services, vulnerability to extreme weather and disaster, and the potential for various kinds of collective action. There is a concurrent increase in focus on the ability of decision makers to act at the municipal level and circumvent some of the stalemate that is seizing the arena of international politics. Research at LUCID on urban transformations seeks to analyse this dynamic context in order to understand how it can be transformed to deal with the growing threat of environmental destruction whilst seeking a good life for urban inhabitants.


Recent events

Recent publications



  • Clark, Eric (2013) Boendets nyliberalisering och social polarisering, Fronesis, 42
  • Clark, Eric  (2013) Gentrifieringens ordning och enkelhet – en politisk utmaning, i Helena Holgersson och Catharina Thörn (red) Städer i omvandling Lund. Studentlitteratur (översättning av Clark 2010)
  • Wamsler, C. (2013) ‘Managing risk: from the United Nations to local-level realities – or vice versa’, Climate and Development, 5(3).
  • Wamsler, C. (2013) Cities, Disaster Risk, and Adaptation, Routledge Series on Critical Introduction to Urbanism and the City, London: Routledge.
  • Wamsler, C., Brink, E, and Rivera, C. (2013) Planning for Climate Change in Urban Areas: From Theory to Practice’, Journal of Cleaner Production, special issue on ‘Urban Transformation. Doi. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.008


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