The Role of Umeå in the Future Norrland

UMA City Talks 1 / AFTER2014


Lars Westin

Professor at  Centre for Regional Science at Umeå University

Lars Westin is a professor in regional economy and the director of the center of regional science, CERUM, at Umeå University since 1997. He has a PhD in national economy from 1990, and has since then conducted research on urban and regional economy, on transport and infrastructural economy, on urban system analysis and also on the role of research, education and culture in the spatial devel- opment of cities. He has been actively involved in the promotion of and debate around 'Umeå 2014', advocating creative cities and culture driven growth. and transition.