Conflicts at the crossroad? Urban politics planning for sustainability, regional growth, transport
|Coordinator||Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 990 000|
|Project duration||December 2008 - December 2012|
Purpose and goal
Titel of the project: Conflicts at the Crossroad? Urban politics and planning for sustainability, regional growth and enhanced mobility. The purpose of the project is to describe and analyse everyday planning processes and decision-making in local and regional planning in Sweden, specifically by focusing on concrete planning matters/cases in which ´striking a balance´ between between potentially conflicting goals regarding transportation needs, environmental considerations and economic growth are particularly manifest.
Results and expected effects
The project is expected to result in - a critical analysis of concrete planning processes/decision-making at the intersection of transportation goals, environmental goals and goals related to economic/regional growth; - an analysis of implications for policy; - a concrete contribution to our understanding of ways to develop urban transportation policy, environmental policy and economic policy as tools for reaching long-term climate goals.
Approach and implementation
The project will be carried out in the form of case studies of relevant planning processes in three medium-sized (100,000 - 150,000 inhabitants) municipalities in Sweden, namely Linköping, Västerås and Örebro. The primary empirical material will generated through focus groups, in-depth interviews with relevant actors, and discourse analysis of relevant documents and other written materials.