Recent publications by SpaceLab researchers

Grandin, J., Haarstad, H., Kjærås, K., and Bouzarovski, S. 2017. The politics of rapid urban transformation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 31, April 2018, Pp. 16–22

Haarstad, Håvard, and Stina E. Oseland. 2017. Historicizing Urban Sustainability: The shifting ideals behind Forus Industrial Park, Norway. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 41 (5): 838–854.

Wanvik, Tarje Iversen and Caine, Ken. 2017. Understanding indigenous strategic pragmatism: Métis engagement with extractive industry developments in the Canadian NorthThe Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (3) s. 595-605

Sareen, Siddharth. 2017. Energy distribution trajectories in two Western Indian states: comparative politics and sectoral dynamics. Energy Research and Social Science 35.

Sareen, Siddharth and Oskarsson, Patrik. 2017. Enduring Discourses and Everyday Contestation: Introduction to Special Section on Discourse and Resource Conflict in Extractive Zones of India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40 (4).

Sareen, Siddharth. 2017. Discourses around logging: Framing extraction of wood from West Singhbhum’s conflicted forests. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40 (4).

Sareen, Siddharth and Nathan, Iben. 2017. Nurturing democratic practice through local deliberative institutions: Ho village assemblies in Jharkhand. Journal of Development Studies.

Sareen, Siddharth. 2017. Politics, procurement, bail-out and buy-in: Woes and ways for Rajasthan’s distribution sector. Working Paper, Mapping Power Project. Regulatory Assistance Project and Centre for Policy Research.

Sareen, Siddharth. 2017. What powers success on the ground? The gradual reform of electricity distribution in Gujarat. Working Paper, Mapping Power Project. Regulatory Assistance Project and Centre for Policy Research.

Wanvik, Tarje Iversen. 2016. Governance transformed into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): New governance innovations in the Canadian oil sandsThe Extractive Industries and Society, 3 (2) s. 517-526

Wanvik, Tarje I. 2017. Contested energy spaces. Disassembling energyscapes of the Canadian North, University of Bergen, Norway (PhD thesis): available at

Haarstad, H and Wanvik, T, 2016. Carbonscapes and beyond. Conceptualizing the instabilities of oil landscapes. Progress in Human Geography

Wanvik, T., Skoglund, R., Oseland, S., Koller, M., Haarstad, H. 2015. How to build a river (in Norwegian). Naturen

Wanvik, T. 2015. Governance transformed into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Extractive Industry and Society

Haarstad, H. 2016. Where are urban low-carbon transitions governed? Conceptualizing the complex governance arrangements for mobility and urban form in Europe. Cities.

Ballo, I.F. 2015. Imagining energy futures: Sociotechnical imaginaries of the future Smart Grid in Norway. Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 9, pp. 9-20.  

Haarstad, H. 2015. Book review: Matt Huber’s Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital. Urban Studies, 52, No. 14, 2743-2745.

Haarstad, H. 2016. Who is driving the ‘smart city’ agenda? Assessing smartness as a governance strategy for cities in Europe. In: Jones, A., Strøm, P., Hermelin, B, and Rusten, G. Services and the Green Economy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haarstad, H and Rusten, G. In press. The challenges of greening energy: policy/industry dissonance at the Mongstad refinery, Norway. Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy.

Wanvik, Tarje and Haarstad, Håvard. 2015. Geographies of the Extractive Hot Zone: Place as Multi Dimensional Assemblages (in Norwegian), in Berg et al. (eds): Place – New theories in a Norwegian Context. Oslo, Fagbokforlaget

Haarstad, H. In press. Natural resources and the development conundrum. In: Grugel, J and Hammet, D. Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Macmillan.

Haarstad, H. 2014. Climate change, environmental governance and the scale problemGeography Compass, 8, No. 2, pp. 87-97.

Wanvik, Tarje. 2014. Encountering a Multi Dimensional Assemblage – The case of Norwegian Corporate Social Responsibility activities in Indonesia. In Norwegian Journal of Geography

Haarstad, H. 2014. Cross-scalar dynamics of the resource curse: Constraints on local participation in the Bolivian gas sector. Journal of Development Studies, 50, No. 7, pp. 977-990.

In public media

Wanvik, T., Kjærås, K., and Grandin, J. 2017. Byen vår er gjort om til et levende laboratorium. Bergens Tidende, September 25, 2017.

Grandin, J, Haarstad, H, and Kjærås, K. 2016. Retten til fremtidens Bergen, Bergens Tidende, December 5, 2016.

Haarstad, H, Wanvik, T, Oseland, S. 2016. Slik kan Bergen lykkes, Bergens Tidende September 3. 2016

Wanvik, T and Koller, Max: Opprydningsparadokset, Bergens Tidende July 14, 2016

Wanvik, T: Den lille stygge Pudden, Bergens Tidende, June 22, 2016

Vatle, S, Wanvik, T, Skoglund, R, Oseland, S. 2015. Frem med sydvesten, Bergens Tidende, September 04, 2015

Wanvik, T. 2015. Varsellampene bør blinke nå, Bergens Tidende, August 7, 2015

Haarstad, H and Oseland, S. E. 2015. En gang var vi en oljenasjon, Bergens Tidende, July 13 2015.

Haarstad, H. and Wanvik, T. I. 2015. Vi trenger 10-minutters byer, Bergens Tidende, March 2nd 2015.

Wanvik, T. 2015. Forvarsel om et dårligere samfunn, Bergens Tidende, April 23 2015

Haarstad, H. 2013. Den siste månelandingen. [kronikk] Bergens Tidende, September 25 2013.

Wanvik, T. 2013: Større avstand, mindre makt (Bergens Tidende )


SpaceLab and Hordaland Fylkeskommune, 2017: Lokal klimaplanlegging i Hordaland. Erfaringsgrunnlag fra workshop med kommuner våren 2017.

SpaceLab / Institutt for Geografi, 2017: Feltrapport GEO292: Stavanger – utvikling og omstiling

SpaceLab /CET, 2017: Kollektive Ladeløsninger og Delt Mobilitet