Wallin is currently studying social sustainability of urban policies in Towards Eco-Welfare State: Orchestrating for Systemic Impact (Academy of Finland). He has broad interest in urban studies and sustainable urban development. His research deals particularly on urban life and its relations to institutional practices. After graduating in sociology from University of Tampere in 2012, Wallin began his doctoral studies and joined University of Turku to study the culture and social life of 1970s social housing projects. In 2016, he began to study urban densification projects in Tampere. In 2019, Wallin received his PhD from Tampere University. In his PhD, he used case study methods to investigate senior citizens’ social practices on urban spaces.
Towards Eco-Welfare State: Orchestrating for Systemic Impact. Sub-project: Everyday life, participation and democracy (Academy of Finland, 2019-)