Brita Hermelin


My research background is Human Geography. My research explores strategic planning and governance for regional development and growth – with focus on local and regional bodies. I am editor for Geografiska Annaler, Series B, Human Geography. 


My research on strategic planning and regional development explores the following themes: 
  • Sustainable development – with focus on how governance initiatives integrate aims for economic sustainability
  • Vocational education and training (VET) – with focus on governance and organisations of education institutions for TVET (i.e. Technical and Vocational Education and Training)
  • Infrastructure development for ICT and railway – with focus on how this is managed through strategic planning

Published work in English since 2017


  • Hermelin, B. (2019, in print) Knowledge Economy. In: Kobayashi, A. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier
  • Magnusson, D. & Hermelin, B. (2019): ICT development from the perspective of connectivity and inclusion – the operation of a local digital agenda in Sweden, Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2019.1596153





Publications in DiVA

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Academic awards

  • PhD in Human Geography at the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, 1997.
  • Associated Professor in Geography, at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, 2004.
  • Professor in Geography  at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, 2011. 
  • Professor in Human Geography, Centre for Municipality Studies, 2012.


Cover of geografiska annaler - series B

Research networks and associations

• Member of The green economies network.

• Member of Regional Studies Association.

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