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Place-innovative City Centers

Published: 19 April 2017

The project "Attractive city center through place-innovative synergies" aims to develop new knowledge and concepts about existing and potential synergies between place-based components, processes and stakeholders.

The project is managed by Luleå University of Technology in cooperation with Piteå Science Park, Piteå municipality, Kiruna municipality and companies in retail and tourism. The porject is funded by the Trade Council, the Visiting Industry Research and Development Fund, and Sparbanken Nord.


Lindberg, M., Johansson, K., Karlberg, H., Balogh, J. (2019). Place Innovative Synergies for City Center Attractiveness: A Matter of Experiencing Retail and Retailing Experiences. Urban Planning. 4(1). More info.

Lindberg, M., Gelter, J., Karlberg, H. (2017). Tourism networking for regional place innovation in Swedish Lapland. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. 7(4): 257-272. More info.

Lindberg, M., Ericson, Å., Gelter, J. & Karlberg, H. (2015). Social change through place innovation. Design Research Journal. (1): 9-13. More info.


Malin Lindberg, Professor at Luleå University of Technology

Helena Karlberg, CEO at Piteå Science Park