Andrew KarvonenI am Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development in the Division of Urban and Regional Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I conduct research on the politics and practice of sustainable urban development with a particular focus on infrastructure networks and how they structure the complex relationships between nature, technology, and society. My work draws on ideas from urban studies and science & technology studies to examine notions of governance, expertise, politics, and materiality as they relate to the sustainable development of cities.

I have a PhD in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin where I studied the cultural and political aspects of urban runoff in two U.S. cities (Austin and Seattle) and I was a faculty member in Architecture at the University of Manchester from 2009 to 2016. Prior to my academic career, I was an environmental and sustainability consultant in the US and am a licensed engineer in the State of Washington. I am currently a member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), and the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS).

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Division of Urban and Regional Studies
Teknikringen 10A
10044 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8790 9262
Email: apkar@kth.se