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Local Spatial Planning Processesand Integration of Sustainability Perspective Through a Broad Systems Perspective and Systematic Approach
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2460-9879
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2018 (English)In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research: World Sustainability Series, / [ed] Walter Leal, Springer Publishing Company, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cities play an important role in forwarding sustainability. In Sweden,municipalities have a monopoly on spatial planning and are, therefore, keyactors for developing sustainable cities. Through integrating sustainabilityconcerns early in the planning processes they have a significant possibility tohave an impact on other actors’ towards increased sustainability. The aim of thispaper is to discuss a process for how sustainability concerns can be addressed inmunicipalities’ spatial planning. It is based on experiences from an on-goingplanning process in Linköping, Sweden. There is a rapid increase in the numberof index-based assessment and planning tools for sustainable cities (e.g.BREEAM communities, LEED neighbourhood, CASBEE-City). In Sweden,there is a newly developed tool: Citylab action, which has clear connections tothe UN sustainable development goals. However, from a city planningperspective the existing tools are often complex and lack conformity with othermunicipal processes. There is therefore a need for municipalities to reflect onwhich tools that are useful, what the local needs for support are, and to developinclusive and broad planning processes with a broad systems perspective inwhich actor involvement is key, and where the city’s overall strategies andpolicies, as well as national and international goals, are clearly disseminated.

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Springer Publishing Company, 2018.
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Municipal spatial planning, Sweden, Sustainability, Process management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-143842DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_35ISBN: 9783319630076 (electronic)ISBN: 9783319630069 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-143842DiVA, id: diva2:1168551
Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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