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The Urban Transformation is a once in a lifetime chance

Therese LIndroth's days are occupied with planning and dialogue with the owners of businesses in Kiruna. She must ensure that all the 200 companies are relocated in the ongoing urban transformation, to make way for the mining operations of LKAB.

Who is Therese?
"I was born and grew up in Kiruna, and have returned home for the second time. I moved in order to study to become a civil engineer in industrial economy at the University of Linköping and then later returned to Kiruna and started working at LKAB. This was in 2012 and I worked as a controller. I then moved again and headed for Luleå where I worked for one year in the marketing department of LKAB. I am now back in Kiruna as a project manager at LKAB's urban transformation project. This is a very exciting job and feels right for me at present.

Portrait of Therese Lindroth at the Urban Transformation

What does working on the urban transformation involve?
"I am the contact person for the business owners, organisations and authorities that must be relocated in Kiruna. This involves planning, keeping up a dialogue and ensuring that everyone affected by the move is compensated and relocated to new premises".

What challenges can you see?
"The greatest challenge is communication and co-operation. That everyone works to the same plan in connection with the move, without neglecting their needs and wishes".

What do you enjoy most in this job?
"I meet lots of people and have the opportunity to understand different companies needs, challenges and possibilities. We have lots of interesting discussions. The Urban Transformation is a "once in a lifetime" thing. It is exciting to be a part of it and best of all to be working with it".

Name: Therese Lindroth
Lives: Kiruna
Profession: Project manager for compensation and relocation of business owners in Kiruna.
Hobbies: Training. One round at Luossa or a crossfit pass in the box at Malmia.