Background and activities
Bradley Loewen is a Researcher in Sustainable Built Environment at the NTNU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (IBM). He is engaged in project development in IBM's Building and Construction group and collaborates in the NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities group and the H2020 project, +CityxChange.
He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia), an MSc in Built Environment (Sustainable Urban Planning and Design) from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), and a BCom in Real Estate from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). From 2014 to 2017, he was an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) RegPol2, “Socio-economic and political responses to regional polarization in Central and Eastern Europe,” in which he conducted research on EU Regional Policy, innovation and institutional development in the Czech Republic, Estonia and Hungary. He has more than 10 years of research experience, including at the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health (Vancouver, Canada) and the University of Toronto's Global Cities Institute (Toronto, Canada). In practical capacities of his research positions, he performed communications duties with respect to launching the Global Cities Institute and implementing the communications plan of the MCA-ITN RegPol2 project. He has published five academic articles and one book chapter since 2015 and has served as a reviewer for the journals: Regional Studies, Regional Studies-Regional Science, Moravian Geographical Reports and Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for the European Investment Bank.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2020) Cities and regions in crisis: The political economy of sub-national economic development. Regional studies.
- (2018) Regional Development in Central-Eastern European Countries at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Path Dependence and Effects of EU Cohesion Policy. Quaestiones Geographicae. vol. 37 (2).
- (2018) Cohesion Policy and institutional change in Hungary and Estonia. Regional Studies, Regional Science. vol. 5 (1).
- (2018) From Decentralization to Re-Centralization: Tendencies of Regional Policy and Inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe. Halduskultuur. vol. 18 (2).
- (2018) Introduction to the Special Issue: Territoriality and Governance in the Globalizing European Eastern Peripheries. Halduskultuur. vol. 18 (2).
- (2015) Contextualising regional policy for territorial cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin. vol. 64 (3).
- (2019) Questioning the Convergence of Cohesion and Innovation Policies in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. 2019. ISBN 978-981-13-1190-1.
- (2018) Towards territorial cohesion? Path dependence and path innovation of regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe. Tartu University Press. 2018. ISBN 978-9949-77-913-0. Dissertationes Rerum Oeconomicarum Universitatis Tartuensis (62).
- (2019) Towards territorial cohesion? Path dependence of regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe. 4th Conference of Interdisciplinary Research on Real Estate - CIRRE ; Trondheim. 2019-09-12 - 2019-09-13.
- Public and private administration
- Planning history, theory and methodology
- Spatial, territorial planning
- Human geography
- Comparative politics
- Political Economy
- Sustainable urban development
- Urban and regional planning
- Regional development
- EU - European policy
- Economic Geography
- Regional Policy