Johan Barstad

Institution: Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural development
Position: Assistant professor (Høgskulelektor)
Profession: Economist, MSc Public Planning and Governance
Country: Norway

General research interest:

  • Agricultural development
  • Public Planning
  • Land-use conflict resolution
  • Primary industries and urban-human challenges
  • Forestry and society
  • Communicative planning
  • Qualitative research methodology

COST UAE research interest:

  • the Interface between stakeholders and how policy development can work to enable or constrain possible solutions
  • strong focus on participative methods, action research and local development planning
  • process-based planning to develop strategies and conflict resolution
  • implementation strategies, evaluation of user involvement and success of strategies