Dalia Mukhtar is a researcher and lecturer in Political Science at Lund university. Her research interests are urban planning, municipal development organization. She is also broadly interested in critical public administration studies and issues related to power and governing in local politics. During 2019 she led the K2-project "Does sustainable mobility require new roles for municipal planning?" which analyzed the role of municipal planning in urban development projects that experiment with smart mobility solutions. During the period 2020-2022 she leads a project titled:"Organization innovation: learning from pilots and testlabs" at K2.