Sustainable Impact Governance for urban development - SIGURD

Reference number 2018-04493
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Division Samhällsbyggnad
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 880 000
Project duration November 2018 - August 2021
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The aim is to develop a framework for impact governance and new methods for measuring and evaluating the impact of urban development investment´s on social development. By systematizing research and experiences of impact calculation and governance the project also aims to build a national knowledge cluster to involve more actors. The goal is for the methods to contribute to the inclusion of values, such as safety, health, environment as a basis for a new type of sustainable impact governance that helps meet the 2030 Agenda and the Swedish government´s new sustainable urban policy.

Expected results and effects

The goal is green, healthy and safe cities with good living conditions and increased social cohesion, with a built environment with good conditions for achieving national climate and environmental goals. A toolbox with practical methods increases municipalities´ organizational capacity and ability to impact governance, impact measurement and impact calculation of urban investments, for increased socioeconomic impact and municipal economic benefits. The knowledge cluster forms a multidisciplinary arena to foster long-term competence development and integration.

Planned approach and implementation

Göteborg and Borås operate as test beds for the project implementation, in collaboration with practitioners and researchers at RISE, White Arkitekter and Ekan Management. Through case studies, interviews, observations and document analysis, governance and collaborational processes in urban development investments will be analysed as a basis for capacity building and method development. The knowledge cluster´s is structured via Mistra Urban Future, both digitally and through external networking/learning labs/workshops and participation in external conferences.

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