Peter Elmlund

Peter Elmlund is an economist specialized in urban development. Since 2002 he has been the Director for Urban City Research (UCR) at Ax: son Johnson Foundation that has organized numerous international conferences and seminars on contemporary urban planning and design. The program provides funding and support for a two year Masters in sustainable urban design at the Faculty of Architecture School in Lund University, a one year master in Urban Studies and a research center about Public Space at KTH in Stockholm (Royal Institute of Technology). Peter Elmlund was also the co-founder and organizer of the Future of Places (FOP) project, in collaboration with UN Habitat and PPS in New York, that had a strong impact on the writings of the UN Habitat New Urban Agenda.