Cecilia Waldenström

Cecilia Waldenström

Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU

I work as a teacher and researcher focusing on learning and practices of rural policies in Sweden. I am also head of department at the Department  of Urban and Rural Development

My research interests are in questions of learning in local rural development and in practices related to the rural development policies. Preconditions for, and practices of, learning in partnerships, networks and in local projects, are themes in my research. Empirically, the focus has been on Leader, local development groups and municipal development efforts in Sweden.

I am also involved in the SLU research platform Future Agriculture and relations between agriculture and rural development, especially in the face of increased competition for natural resources, is a recent interest. In multidisciplinary research project on collaboration with biogas in Sweden, I explore learning in socio-technical systems.