Sigridur Kristjansdottir


Sigridur Kristjansdottir


Short Bio

Sigridur Kristjansdottir holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Birmingham, UK, specialising in urban morphology. She is a Director of the master´s programme in planning at the Agricultural University of Iceland where she has been an Assistant Professor since 2004. During her studies she received a Fulbright grant and Valle Scholarship as an outstanding master´s student. Sigridur is an active contributor to international research projects, particularly collaboration between the Nordic countries.

Her research has focused on the formation and development of urban areas as a part of a wider territory, including the urban fringe, and the interaction between the business cycle, planning, housing, regulations and the urban landscape. She has written several articles on topics relating to planning. She was supervisor at the GRÓ LRT for Sodgerel Purevee (Sustainability Assessment of Urban Land-Use Systems: Evaluating impact indicators of Darkhan) and Gerlee Puntsag (Land suitability analysis for urban and agricultural land using GIS: Case study in Hvita to Hvita, Iceland).

Currently she is editing a book on sustainable planning policy and practice in the Nordic countries which will be published by Ashgate in 2016.


  • PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK


Agricultural University of Iceland