Gustav Magnusson

Gustav Magnusson

  • Sweden

  • English, Swedish, French, Danish, Norwegian, German
  • gustav.magnusson@forelize.com
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. Thematic expertise:
    > Strategic urban planning
    > Urban design
  2. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    >Integrated and participatory design of strategies/ action plans

Summary

With an understanding of translating place context and driving forces into physical places

I am an urban planner based in Malmö, Sweden specializing in comprehensive urban planning and site-specific community development. I strive to create unique places where stakeholders are enabled and feel a meaningful presence to place, life, and processes.

I've worked in architectural practices in 7 countries and today I run my own urbanism atelier, For Elize. I take on each project with unique collaborations and adapts approaches to the specific expertise that each unique site, project and work culture demands. Through careful analysis of both the current and potential future prospects, plans are created that take into account society's conditions, driving forces, and constant changes.

I believes in the importance of creating distinctive places where people and environments can thrive. By truly listening to and understanding each other, we can enable places where the observer's definition of beauty, meaning, and liveliness shapes the outcome. That gives capacity rather than a predefintion of the future.

Responsiveness is not just a method, it's my basic principle, from urban planning to architecture and urban journalism. This means to be clear about the preconditions. Usually our planet, our humanity, and the commons in general. If we create the good city as the starting point for development instead of the opposite, we make sure to keep our mind set on what truly matters in our lives. Caring for these commons with the socioeconomic driving forces such as our collective community/society or individual incentives. The city is built with the time we invest in it and if we understand it well, we can create the future we desire already today and not as a consequence. The capacity for a good and inclusive life is here and now.

I have experience with successful projects both in Sweden and around Europe. Working in multiple locations and in an international environment creates valuable insights that enrich each project.

For further into don't hesitate to contact me.

 


Services provided:

  • DESIGN: I create urban design, create master plans, and shape urban landscapes.
  • ADVISORY: I provide consulting in urban planning, analysis and architectural concept work.
  • PROCESSES: I lead creatively, coordinate and support processes.
  • EXCHANGES: I run international networks and we can handle EU funding for urban projects.
  • PEDAGOGY: I provide urban theoretical expertise, lectures, and training.
  • JOURNALISM: I perform editorial, representative, or journalistic work in urban planning.

 


Selected work:

Trelleborg, Sweden
Masterplan, Trelleborg as part of EGA
Master planning of Trelleborg
Masterplan, Trelleborg as part of EGA
Kanalbyen
Development plan, as part of KCAP for Kanalbyen, DK
Keynote Conversations
Thousands of hours of work, interviewing 100 global experts around the world on the future of our cities.
Western Harbour
Community development by finding ways to enable citizens.
NEB
New European Bauhaus Pilot, Artic living, Boden/Luelå
Mylla
R&D exhibition on regional architecture.
Doc
Documentary on the European housing shortage for young people.
Åstafältet
Winning masterplan, Årstafältet, Stockholm.
World food village
World Food Village: Using world food and circular urbanism as a socioeconomic way to create urban inclution.
Malmö
Redevelopment of central Malmö, SE
varberg
Master plan for Västerport, Varberg

 


Further info:

PROFILE
Gustav is an urban planner, with further education in intercultural communication, creative processes, and leadership. Gustav has focused on place anchored human planning as a framework for quality of life and on architecturally manifested consensus through inclusive diversity. He has an established ability to lead international teams and complex urban structures, analyzes, feasibility studies and strategies in Europe. He has run his own and others' activities and is driven by a non-hierarchical leadership that goes from a "we" to a greater interdisciplinary community involvement together.


PUBLIC CONTEXT
Gustav has been accustomed to public contexts and appearances in various contexts and languages since childhood. He lectures regularly, has published articles and publications, participated in debates, conducted seminars, participated in international planning conferences, regularly presents major plans to the public, participates in major public citizen dialogues, has published planning documentaries and films, is accustomed to guiding and representations and has exhibited architecture at exhibitions.


PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Gustav is the third generation in an acclaimed architect (3 p) and journalist (2 p) family. He has grown up with values such as the importance of non-angled comprehensible information and human/planet centered architecture as a framework for life. He represents the first generation who grew up with sustainability and systems thinking as a natural part from the first day of primary school. His understanding of the city is strengthened by the fact that he has lived and worked in 12 cities in 7 countries, with experience and understanding of the importance of providing "diversity side by side" in spaces. In 2017-2018, he was therefore elected to the Swedish Architects' Committee for Equality and Diversity Issues. Gustav is defined as ENFP in Myers-Briggs test (Inspirer)