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Shelley Kotze

Doctoral student

Shelley Kotze
Doctoral student

Postal Address: Box 625, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 , 41125 Göteborg

Human Geography at Department of Economy and Society (More Information)
Box 625
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 1398
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Shelley Kotze

Originally from Devon, in the UK and arrived in Gothenburg in Autumn 2017. Previously I spent seven years in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to starting my PhD, in Gothenburg I have been working as a project assistant within the Urban Rural Gothenburg Research Forum, and as a guest researcher at Mistra Urban Futures. My research has included leading projects exploring issues of immigrant integration, gender mainstreaming in projects and the influence of trust on project building.

My current research focuses on the transformation process that occurs between the planning for and the manifestation, management and maintenance of urban green spaces. Green spaces in the city are important for many purposes. For urban green spaces to be sustainable in the long-term the maintenance of them needs to be in the planning process. I am framing my PhD research as a critical exploration of the process of planning for urban green space; this includes how the ongoing management and maintenance of said space is considered and written into the planning process, and how well that is translated into action. I anticipate that a better understanding of this process will contribute to the better management of urban green space, in that it actually reflects the plans which municipalities spend so much public money on.

Research areas

  • Urban green space
  • Planning
  • Institutional processes
  • Integration
  • Gender

Selected publications



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Can a city feed itself? Innovations in City–Region Food Systems from a Swedish perspective
Shelley Kotze, Mirek Dymitrow, Karin Ingelhag
4th Global Food Security, Food Safety & Sustainability Conference,10–11 May 2019, Montreal, Canada, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution


Integration and green business development in a trust-building context
Mirek Dymitrow, Kristina Fermskog, Karin Ingelhag, Shelley Kotze
Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference “Comparative Co-Production”, SunSquare Conference Centre, 5–7 November 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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