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Hege Hofstad

Hege Hofstad


My research centers around governance and co-creation between public authorities at local, regional and national level, organized civil society, various types of business actors, and knowledge institutions to develop and implement overarching and long-term goals such as public health, climate change and sustainability. I study how such processes play out at the local level - in local community development, community and spatial planning or in specific political decision-making processes. Leadership is a special interest.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Public and private administration   Political science and organisational theory

Subject areas

Leadership   Social inequalities   Climate   Sustainable urban development   Public Health   Lokalsamfunnsutvikling   Co-production


The Nordic Countries


Denmark   Norway   Sweden   South Africa   India

Research projects


Additional employment as Assistant professor at University of Life Sciences Project manager for Greengov - governing the Green Shift in Oslo, Copenhagen and Gothenburg

Scientific publications

Torfing, Jacob; Sørensen, Eva; Hofstad, Hege; Vedeld, Trond (2021). Leading co-creation for the green shift. Public Money & Management . Vol. October.

Hofstad, Hege; Vedeld, Trond (2021). Exploring city climate leadership in theory and practice: responding to the polycentric challenge. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning .

Vedeld, Trond; Hofstad, Hege; Hilde, Solli; Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær (2021). Polycentric urban climate governance: Creating synergies between integrative and interactive governance in Oslo. Environmental Policy and Governance . Vol. February.

Hofstad, Hege; Millstein, Marianne; Tønnesen, Anders; Vedeld, Trond; Hansen, Karsten Bruun (2021). The role of goal-setting in urban climate governance. Earth System Governance . Vol. 7.

Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær; Hofstad, Hege (2020). Climate Leadership: Developing Innovative Strategic Tools to Improve the Partnership Mode of Planning. Innovation in public planning : Calculate communicate and innovate. 8. p. 131-150. Palgrave Macmillan.

Hofstad, Hege (2020). To Enhance Social Equity Through Urban Planning: The Potential for Innovation. Innovation in public planning : Calculate communicate and innovate. 7. p. 111-130. Palgrave Macmillan.

Vedeld, Trond; Hofstad, Hege; Mathur, Mihir; Büker, Patrick; Stordal, Frode (2020). Reaching out? Governing weather and climate services (WCS) for farmers. Environmental Science and Policy . Vol. 104.

Aarsæther, Nils; Hofstad, Hege (2018). Samfunnsdelen - flaggskipet i pbl.-flåten?. Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær; Aarsæther, Nils (Ed.). Plan- og bygningsloven 2008: Fungerer loven etter intensjonene?. Kapittel 10. p. 157-172. Universitetsforlaget.

Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær; Aarsæther, Nils; Hofstad, Hege; Anker, Helle Tegner; Kalbro, Thomas; Buanes, Arild; Børrud, Elin; Grønning, Marius; Holth, Fredrik; Higdem, Ulla; Kvalvik, Karoline Jacobsen; Nordahl, Berit Irene; Nyseth, Torill; Ringholm, Toril M; Riseth, Jan Åge; Strand, Arvid; Winge, Nikolai K (2018). En operativ lov? Spenningen mellom lovens intensjoner og planpraksis - behov for forbedring?. Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær; Aarsæther, Nils (Ed.). Plan- og bygningsloven 2008 - En lov for vår tid?. Kapittel 25. p. 481-519. Universitetsforlaget.

Hofstad, Hege (2018). Folkehelse - proaktivt grep i pbl. 2008, hva er status ti år etter?. Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær; Aarsæther, Nils (Ed.). Plan- og bygningsloven 2008 - En lov for vår tid?. Kapittel 13. p. 223-242. Universitetsforlaget.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete