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Guy Baeten

  • Teaches on 4 courses
  • Course convenor for 2 courses


Guy Baeten is currently Professor of Human Geography at Lund University, Sweden. He has a D.Phil from the University of Oxford (2002) and has previously worked at the universities of Oxford, Leuven (Belgium) and Strathclyde (Scotland). Guy Baeten is interested in urban development projects, urban sustainability, and political ecology

Current  Research Projects

CRUSH is a Strong Research Environment financed by FORMAS. It will run between 2014 and 2018 and its prime interest is the current acute housing crisis in Sweden. The aim of CRUSH is also to remain a flexible research platform that can engage with other emerging urban issues. CRUSH brings together researchers from Göteborg, Uppsala, Lund and Malmö who draw on critical theory to make sense of the contemporary city and in particular its housing condition.

Sefira has the objective of creating a European coordination of transdisciplinary scientific and socio-economic resources in order to support the review and implementation of air quality legislation by the European Commission (EC) led by DG Environment. The EC has now given increased attention to the socio-economic dimension of air quality policies in order to improve their effectiveness and acceptability. SEFIRA will coordinate some of the best scientific and socio-economic resources and will review air quality policies and legislation at the interface between environmental, economic and social sciences in order to achieve a deeper understanding of these complex issues. Individual behaviours and choices will be analysed in a socio-economic context ranging from the local to the European level. The main fields involved in the action will be atmospheric sciences, environmental and legal sociology, anthropology, geography and economics.

ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network under the Marie Curie action of FP7. It is coordinated by ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the collaboration of 8 Universities, 2 Non-governmental organizations and 1 Environmental consultancy. ENTITLE will train 18 researchers in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of Political Ecology.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

E-mail: guy.baeten [at]


Department of Human Geography

+46 46 222 84 04



Links to publications

(2012) (with Maja Essebo), Contradictions of Mobility – The Illogic of Growth and the Logic of Myth, in TESG, Vol. 103, No. 5, pp. 555-565

Chapter 2: Normalising Neoliberal Planning: The Case of Hyllie, In T Tasan-Kok and G Baeten (2012), Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning, Springer, Berlin

Chapter 11: Neoliberal Planning: Does It Really Exist?in T Tasan-Kok and G Baeten (2012), Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning, Springer, Berlin

Choices of Crisis, In Dialogues of Human Geography, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 364-366, 2011

Regenerating the South Bank. Reworking the Community and the Emergence of Post-Political Regeneration, In: R Imrie, L Lees and M Raco (eds.), Regeneration London. Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City, Routledge, London, 2009

Engaging in the Muddy Fields of Planning in Neoliberal Times, in: J Van den Broeck, F Moulaert, S Oosterlynck (eds.) Empowering the Planning Fields. Ethics, Creativity and Action, ACCO, Leuven, 2009

The Uses of Deprivation, in: BAVO (ed.) Urban Politics Now. Re-Imagining Democracy in the Neoliberal City, NAI Publishers, Amsterdam, 2007

The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences