Marcin Sliwa

Doctoral Research Fellow - Sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
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Phone +47 22856735
Room 334
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student) Institutt for pedagogikk (Student)

Academic interests

  • Urban development and planning
  • Affordable housing
  • Informal settlements
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

PhD project

Title: Affordable housing in the age of uncertainty - case of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Supervisors: Prof. David Jordhus-Lier (UiO) and Prof. Alan Gilbert (UCL)


  • Specialized Honours BA in Urban Studies
    York University (Toronto, Canada), 2011
  • Master of Science in Urban Ecological Planning
    NTNU (Trondheim, Norway), 2015
  • Member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    since 2015
  • Board member of Habitat Norge
    since 2020

Awards and Scholarships

  • York International Student Bursary
    York University, 2009-2011

  • Marion Miller Award
    Department of Social Science, York University, 2011

  • Wedel Jarlsbergs Scholarship
    Unifor, University of Oslo, 2019-2020


Courses taught:

Guest lectures:

Positions held

Worked and collaborated with:

  • UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlement Programme
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
  • City Planning Division at the City of Toronto Municipal Government
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
  • Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI)
  • Department of Architecture and Planning at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


English, Spanish, Norwegian and Polish

Tags: Human Geography, Urban Planning, Housing, Informality


  • Sharma, Riny; Sliwa, Marcin Wojciech; Stecchini, Cinthia Freire & Aranya, Rolee (2021). Fieldwork in my Backyard: Experiences with Threshold Learning based on Distributed Fieldworks in Project-based Courses. AMPS PROCEEDINGS SERIES. ISSN 2398-9467. p. 159–169. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sliwa, Marcin; Aranya, Rolee & Refstie, Hilde (2018). Urban Ecological Planning: Principles, value positions and application in practice. In Bogunovich, Dushko (Eds.), Proceedings of 54th ISOCARP Congress Bodø, Norway, October 1-5, 2018. Cool planning: changing climate & our urban future. ISOCARP. ISSN 978-94-90354-54-1. p. 1687–1707. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sliwa, Marcin (2017). Master plans and urban ecosystems: How the poor transform land-use from rigid into organic - A case from Colombia. Habitat International: a journal for the study of human settlements. ISSN 0197-3975. 66, p. 1–12. doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.05.003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sliwa, Marcin & Wiig, Henrik (2016). Should I stay or should I go: The role of Colombian free urban housing projects in IDP return to the countryside. Habitat International: a journal for the study of human settlements. ISSN 0197-3975. 56, p. 11–19. doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.01.003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sliwa, Marcin (2014). Mexico City: Reconnecting an inland metropolis to water. In Brandeis, Amos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 50th ISOCARP Congress - Gdynia, Poland, 23-26 September 2014, Urban Transformations: Cities and Water. International Society of City and Regional Planners - ISOCARP. ISSN 978-94-90354-30-5. p. 1126–1140.

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  • Sliwa, Marcin (2022). Urbanisering med «folketomter». Orientering. Høst 2022, p. 26–27.
  • Sliwa, Marcin (2021). Planning in the age of uncertainty. In de Vibe, Ellen & Berg, Erik (Ed.), Planet of Cities. Habitat Norway. ISSN 978-82-692400-0-9. p. 20–23.
  • Sliwa, Marcin Wojciech (2020). Byplanlegging i usikkerhetens tid. In de Vibe, Ellen & Berg, Erik (Ed.), Verden av byer: Handling for FNs bærekraftsmål. Habitat Norway. ISSN 978-82-303-4882-6. p. 20–23.
  • Sliwa, Marcin (2018). The Post-Airport City is a Cool City, Cool and Connected: Planning Bodø through Urban Flows. ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners). ISSN 978-94-90354-57-2. p. 102–105.

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Published Aug. 8, 2018 1:34 PM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2021 7:36 PM