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  • 1.
    Antonson, Hans
    et al.
    VTI Swedish National Rd and Transport Research Institute, MAP Unit, SE-58195 Linkoping, Sweden; Lund University, Sweden.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    VTI Swedish National Rd and Transport Research Institute, Sweden.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Negotiating climate change responses: Regional and local perspectives on transport and coastal zone planning in South Sweden2016In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, E-ISSN 1873-5754, Vol. 52, p. 297-305Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Putting climate change policy-integration into practice is challenged by problems of institutional misfit, due to, inter alia, deficient vertical administrative interplay. While most focus within the field of climate change research has targeted the national-local interplay, less is known about the interface of regional and local perspectives. Here, the aim is to study that interface with a specific focus on the relation between regional and local spatial planning actors, through a case-study of transport and coastal zone management in a Swedish municipality. The article is based on interviews (focus group and single in-depth) and official planning documents. The material reveals a tricky planning situation, replete with conflict. In practice, various institutional frameworks, claims and ambitions collide. The attempts to steer the local spatial planning initiatives from the regional level led to conflicts, which in turn seems to have hampered the overall work for climate change management through spatial planning. Furthermore, there are few traces of prospects of a smooth vertical institutional interplay able to support the overall aims related to integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation in spatial planning. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 2.
    Glaas, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Schmid Neset, Tina-Simone
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Bohman, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Muthumanickam, Prithiviraj
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Jimmy
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Developing transformative capacity through systematic assessments and visualization of urban climate transitions2019In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 515-528Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Transforming cities into low-carbon, resilient, and sustainable places will require action encompassing most segments of society. However, local governments struggle to overview and assess all ongoing climate activities in a city, constraining well-informed decision-making and transformative capacity. This paper proposes and tests an assessment framework developed to visualize the implementation of urban climate transition (UCT). Integrating key transition activities and process progression, the framework was applied to three Swedish cities. Climate coordinators and municipal councillors evaluated the visual UCT representations. Results indicate that their understanding of UCT actions and implementation bottlenecks became clearer, making transition more governable. To facilitate UCT, involving external actors and shifting priorities between areas were found to be key. The visual UCT representations improved system awareness and memory, building local transformative capacity. The study recommends systematic assessment and visualization of process progression as a promising method to facilitate UCT governance, but potentially also broader sustainability transitions.

  • 3.
    Hilding-Rydevik, Tuija
    et al.
    Nordregio.
    Lähteenmäki-Smith, Kaisa
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Implementing Sustainable Development in the Regional development Context - A Nordic Overview2005Report (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Glaas, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Scrutinizing virtual citizen involvement in planning: Ten applications of an online participatory tool2018In: Politics and Governance, ISSN 1801-3422, E-ISSN 2183-2463, ISSN 2183-2463, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 159-169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How to organize citizen participation in planning is continuously debated. The amount of Online Participatory Tools (OPTs) to facilitate inclusive and efficient participation has increased. While studies have assessed their functionality, usability and effectiveness in planning, they have rarely analyzed OPTs beyond single-cases, targeted tools that are widely used or assessed how OPTs affect broader values of participation. Targeting this absence, this study analyzes how ten applications of a widely used OPT, CityPlanner™, affect the normative, substantive and instrumental values of citizen participatory planning in Swedish cities. By analyzing 1,354 citizen proposals and interviewing urban planners, we find that citizens more extensively submit proposals and initiate debates on planning when using the OPT. Results suggest a more even age and gender distribution among proposal users than with conventional methods, facilitating normative values of participation. The OPT was generally applied early in planning and generated high-quality inputs. Our results, however, nuance previous analyses by also emphasizing the importance of place-specificity of OPT applications and of joint participation strategies among departments. Key for OPT development includes the need to improve their ability to analyze overarching trends among inputs.

  • 5.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Alberth, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    “There is nothing political in it”: triggers of local political leaders' engagement in climate adaptation2015In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 20, no 8, p. 855-873Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Local government is attributed a vital role in climate-change adaptation. Previous studies contend that conflicting priorities, insufficient institutional incentives and knowledge of risks, and inadequate resources all impede local climate adaptation. Though the importance of local political support in enabling climate adaptation is widely acknowledged, the views of local politicians have rarely been analysed. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with local politicians in Sweden, we explore what affects their engagement in climate adaptation. The study claims that climate adaptation contrary to mitigation is not viewed as political beyond directing attention and sanctioning guidelines set by officials. A limited number of interviewees claim a more strategic political role in adaptation. The combined effect of institutional incentives (e.g. fragmented national guidelines, unappealing goals, and lack of funding), relative weight in local politics, and ability to exercise political leadership (e.g. campaign value, public and media pressure, and lack of ideology) is perceived as too insignificant to trigger strong political engagement. In less-populous municipalities, adaptive measures were highly valued for demonstrating political action.

  • 6.
    Hrelja, Robert
    et al.
    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Linköping, Sweden.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research.
    Creating Transformative Force?: The Role of Spatial Planning in Climate Change Transitions Towards Sustainable Transportation2015In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 617-635Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Informed by the concept of strategy making, this paper analyses the ability of spatial planning to support local climate change transitions towards sustainable transportation in two case studies of planning in Swedish municipalities with comparatively high climate ambitions. The analysis shows that the expectations on planning to effect change need to be moderated. Not even in these climate-ambitious municipalities did transportation planning result in strategic reorientation. While climate change was clearly filtered into local strategy making, no new climate frame was established. Rather in goals, it was linked to an overall attractive city storyline. Transportation planners have sought to mobilize force through developing new tools and routines to strengthen the role of climate change. In detailed planning, however, when plans become legally binding, agency in relation to climate change was limited by allowing private actors a pivotal position. Also, tools were used selectively and when settling priorities, climate change was subordinate to economic growth interests. While the planning observed can be regarded as weak, its ability to support climate transition would have been even weaker had it not been linked to the attractive city storyline. Consequently, to facilitate climate transition mobilizing force needs to be generated within the current local implementation structure.

  • 7.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    et al.
    Väg- och transportforskningsinstitutet, Linköping.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Strategy making and power in environmental assessments: Lessons from the establishment of an out-of-town shopping centre in Västerås, Sweden2012In: Environmental impact assessment review, ISSN 0195-9255, E-ISSN 1873-6432, Vol. 34, p. 65-73Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper seeks to provide deeper insights into how EA ineffectiveness is produced in land use planning practice. This is explored in a study of local development planning in the city of Västerås, Sweden. The case in question is the development of a large out-of-town shopping centre, propelled by the establishment of a new IKEA furniture store. The Healey (2007) framework of planning as strategy making is applied as an analytical framework, together with a focus on power-knowledge relations. In the analysis, we identify a range of mechanisms that produced ineffectiveness by limiting the role of environmental knowledge throughout the planning process. The specific mechanisms we identified were related to the overall consensus perspective in local development strategies and plans, a lack of concretisation and integration of various policies and strategies, a range of exclusion mechanisms and an overall focus on mitigation and benefits of the process in question. In practice, these mechanisms were closely intertwined. Our main conclusion is, consequently, that increased effectiveness of EA would require fundamental transformation of the norms, frameworks and routines that implicitly and explicitly guide land use planning in practice.

  • 8.
    Johansson, Madelaine
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Simonsson, Louise
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hur möter östgötakommunerna klimatfrågan?: En kartläggning av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Denna rapport ingår i forskningsprojektet Kartläggning av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar i Östergötland, vilket finansieras av Centrum för kommunstrategiska studier (CKS) och utförs av forskare verksamma vid Centrum för klimatpolitisk forskning (CSPR). Projektet syftar till att bidra till en ökad förståelse för kommuners sårbarhet och förutsättningar för att öka sin robusthet inför klimatförändringar och klimatrelaterade risker. Projektet pågår från augusti 2008 till augusti 2011 och studerar huvudsakligen tre övergripande problemställningar:

    1. Varför, när och hur är lokalsamhället sårbart? Vi identifierar kritiska faktorer, som enskilt eller i kombination, bidrar till sårbarhet – både samhälleliga och biogeofysiska aspekter.
    2. Hur gör man för att bedöma en kommuns sårbarhet? Vi testar metoder/övningar för mer integrerade sårbarhetsbedömningar på lokal nivå. Vi diskuterar bland annat: krav på information och kunskap, resurser, uppdateringar, analyskapacitet, tillämpbarhet och implementering i existerande organisationer och förvaltningar.
    3. Hur kan man minska en kommuns sårbarhet? Vi analyserar vilka möjligheter, hinder och begränsningar för anpassning inför klimatförändringar som uppfattas inom kommunala förvaltningar för såväl beslutsfattare som tjänstemän.

    Denna rapport utgör steg 1 i projektet och består av en kartläggning av läget i samtliga kommuner i Östergötland. Syftet är att ge en bild av hur östgötakommunerna ser på risker och sårbarhet inför samtida klimatvariationer och kommande klimatförändringar, pågående arbete (kartläggningar, policy, strategier, åtgärder, etc.) kopplat till risker, sårbarhet och anpassning samt frågor kring organisation, samverkan, roll- och ansvarsfördelning. Utifrån kartläggningens resultat kommer ett mindre antal fördjupningar att genomföras under 2010.

    Kartläggningen (kapitel 6) har genomförts och sammanställts av Madelaine Johansson. Mattias Hjerpe har varit huvudförfattare för kapitel 2 och 5, Louise Simonsson för kapitel 3 och Sofie Storbjörk för kapitel 4. Kapitel 8 har skrivits gemensamt av Hjerpe, Simonsson och Storbjörk. Arbetet har koordinerats av Sofie Storbjörk.

    Författarna riktar ett varmt tack till alla kommunrepresentanter som så generöst delade med sig av sin arbetstid, sina reflektioner och erfarenheter, CKS för finansiering av projektet, Eva Lindblad för layout och granskning och Tora Friberg för granskning.

  • 9.
    Johansson, Madelaine
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Simonsson, Louise
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hur möter östgötakommunerna klimatfrågan?: En kartläggning av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det är inom lokalsamhället som klimatförändringarnas konsekvenser först kommer att göra sig gällande. Regionala klimatscenarier visar att dessa konsekvenser kommer att variera rumsligt, vilket skapar skilda utgångslägen i landets kommuner. Några av konsekvenserna kommer inte att bli synliga förrän pålång sikt och flera klimatparametrar behäftas fortfarande med så pass stor osäkerhet att det är svårt att bedöma hur de kommer att förändras i vårt land.

    Extrema väderhändelser får stor uppmärksamhet i media och skapar ett tryck på den kommunala förvaltningen, som ofta står där med frågan: Vad gör ni åt detta? De svenska kommunerna har genom sitt planmonopol och utpekade ansvar för riskhantering en viktig roll att spela inom klimatanpassningen. I aggregerade jämförelser som görs mellan länders anpassningsförmåga – hur väl rustade de är för att svara på klimatförändringarna och initiera åtgärder – så antas Sverige och övriga nordiska länder ha en relativt hög förmåga till anpassning. Å andra sidan visar erfarenheterna av de senaste årens extrema väderhändelser såsom översvämningar och stormar att det finns klara begränsningar i beredskap och robusthet ur ett klimatperspektiv.

    Vår utgångspunkt är att det behövs en djupare kunskap om de svenska kommunernas sårbarhet i bred mening, samt om de drivkrafter och utmaningar som påverkar kommunernas förmåga att hantera ett förändrat klimat genom att minska sin sårbarhet och öka sin robusthet. Kort uttryckt gäller det att skapa förutsättningar för att ”tänka efter före” eftersom ett proaktivt handlande ger såväl större frihetsgrader som ökad kostnadseffektivitet än ett mer avvaktande och reaktivt angreppssätt.

    I rapporten redovisas huvudsakligen resultatet av en kartläggning av hur samtliga 13 östgötakommuner ser på risker och sårbarhet inför samtida klimatvariationer, extrema väderhändelser och framtida klimatförändringar, pågående arbete (i form av kartläggningar, policy, strategier, åtgärder etc.), ansvars- och rollfördelning, organisation och samverkan samt reflektioner 0m drivkrafter och barriärer för sårbarhets- och anpassningsarbetet. Rapporten pekar också ut vägar framåt i form av tre förslag till fördjupade studier av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning i Östergötland: (i) klimatanpassningen och den lokala politiken, (ii) det goda samhället och klimatsårbarheten och (iii) att mäta/bedöma känslighet inför klimatförändringar.

    Rapporten innehåller även ett antal kapitel som syftar till att ge en fördjupad förståelse av centrala begrepp, bedömningstekniker och liknande, aktuellt kunskapsläge gällande sårbarhet och anpassning och – förhoppningsvis – en viss portion inspiration i det kommande arbetet med risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar.

    Bland annat diskuteras olika sätt att närma sig frågan om sårbarhet inför klimatförändringar med ett särskilt fokus på begreppen exponering, känslighet och anpassningsförmåga. Vi beskriver därefter kort risker och sårbarhet inför de framtida klimatförändringar som Sverige står inför, utifrån klimat- och sårbarhetsutredningen. Vidare belyser vi hur klimatanpassning har vuxit fram på den politiska och administrativa agendan i Sverige samt ger exempel på hur några av landets kommuner idag arbetar med anpassningsfrågor samt – utifrån parallellt pågående fallstudier – erfarenheter av kritiska faktorer för förändring. Därefter presenteras klimatanpassningsportalens ”tio steg mot en anpassningsplan” följt av en redovisning av skillnader och likheter mellan fyra vanliga typer av bedömningar av klimatsårbarhet och klimatanpassning.

  • 10. Lundgren, Lars J.
    et al.
    Nordlund, Christer
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Miljöns mänskliga dimension. En studie av humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig miljöforskning.2002Report (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Massey, Eric
    et al.
    VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Huitema, Dave
    VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Garrelts, Heiko
    University of Bremen, Germany.
    Grecksch, Kevin
    University of Oldenburg, Germany.
    Mees, Heleen
    Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
    Rayner, Tim
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Termeer, Katrien
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
    Winges, Maik
    University Oldenburg, Germany.
    Handling adaptation governance choices in Sweden, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands2015In: Journal of Water and Climate Change, ISSN 2040-2244, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 9-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Attention is increasing in academia towards the governance of adaptation, specifically how state and non-state actors are defining the adaptation ‘problematique’ and crafting public policies to address it. Adaptation is the ‘Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities’. The challenge for governments is taking this rather vague concept and turning it into viable and implementable public policies. This implies that they have to make choices as to the types of polices to create, the sectors they should cover, ministerial jurisdictions and funding. This article contributes to the discussion on the adaptation governance by presenting a conceptual framework that outlines policy choices governors need to make, by applying this framework to a number of countries, and starting the debate on which choice or choices were particularly instrumental in shaping adaptation policy in particular countries as a whole. It focuses on four countries traditionally seen to be adaptation leaders: Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

  • 12.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Adaptation Policies in Sweden 2004-20112012In: Handling adaptation governance choices in Sweden, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands / [ed] Dave Huitema, Amsterdam: IVM Institute for Environmental Studies , 2012, p. 1-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This document presents an overview of climate adaptation policies in four countries: Sweden, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. The present report presents a collection of the papers that were discussed during a workshop with the international partners under KfC theme 7 Governance. To guarantee coherence, each of the papers discussed a set of predefined themes. They all zoom in on various choices that climate governors in the countries have had to make in setting up a climate adaptation policy framework: problem definitions, levels and scales, timing and sequencing, modes of governance, costs and benefits, and implementation and enforcement (based on Jordan et al

  • 13.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies.
    Att prioritera miljöfrågor? Kommunpolitikerina och det lokala miljöarbetets villkor2004Report (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att prioritera miljöfrågor?: Kommunpolitikerna och det lokala miljöarbetets villkor2004Report (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att tänka efter före?: Om klimatanpassningens kommunala utmaningar2010In: Samtal  pågår...: från forskare till politiker och tjänstemän i kommuner / [ed] Tora Friberg och Sabrina Thelander, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2010, 1, p. 153-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Är det bättre med stora än med små kommuner? Kommer folkrörelsepartierna att bli mer kampanj- och väljarorienterade i framtiden? Hur formas en boendepolitik för det goda åldrandet? Lokala transportstrategier – hur och för vem? Hur påverkas kommunledningars samverkan om gymnasieskolan av att det finns friskolor? Är kulturekonomi framtidens lokala tillväxtmotor?

    Dessa och andra frågor behandlas i denna bok. Den är ett led i Centrum för kommunstrategiska studiers, CKS, arbete med att bygga en dialog – utveckla goda samtal – mellan Linköpings universitet och medlemskommunerna i CKS. Den innehåller fjorton olika artiklar, inlägg, som forskare författat för att förmedla sina resultat, men också för att stärka en dialog med politiker och tjänstemän i kommunerna. Inläggen spänner över många olika ämnen och frågeställningar. De är i vissa fall konkreta och koncisa i andra fall beskrivande och reflekterande. Alla är de av kommunstrategisk karaktär.

    I en kommun fattas en mängd olika politiska beslut kring de mest skiftande ämnen. Det kräver kunskap, reflektion och gedigna beslutsunderlag. Då kan forskares analyser och kunskapsproduktion vara till nytta. För att en fördjupad och samhällsrelevant forskning ska komma till stånd behövs emellertid reaktioner från politiker och tjänstemän. Det finns alltså ett ömsesidigt beroende. Det kan hanteras genom samtal i vilka forskare, politiker och tjänstemän kan utbyta erfarenheter, tankar och kunskaper. Inläggen i denna bok visar att samtal pågår!

  • 16.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Capacity for change? A theoretical overview of conditions for adaptive capacity and climate change policy-integration2007In: 13th Annual International Sustainable Development research Conference,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 17.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Communicative Ideals and the Practice of Planning in the Case of Arterial Road 502000In: XIV AESOP Congress Planning at a Turning Point,2000, 2000Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Experiences of sustainable development policy-integration in regional development programming: Incentives, capacities and inertias2007In: Research for Sustainable Development,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Experiences of sustainable development policy-integration in Swedish regional development programming: Incentives, capacities and inertias2008In: Science for Sustainable Development: The Social Challenge with Emphasis on the Conditions for Change / [ed] Björn Frostell, Åsa Danielsson, Lovisa Hagberg, Björn-Ola Linnér, Ebba Lisberg Jensen, Föreningen Vetenskap för Hållbar Utveckling (VHU) , 2008, 2, p. -256Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Governing Climate Adaptation in the Local Arena: Challenges of Risk-Management and Planning in Sweden2007In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 457-469Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper directs attention to conditions for climate adaptation as an important part of governing climate change in the local arena. Empirical focus is put on attempts to manage flood risks by means of risk management and planning in two Swedish municipalities. Following the need to widen our understanding of how, when and under what conditions climate adaptation occurs, three challenges are particularly emphasized from the case studies: facing the safety vs. scenery conflict where political priorities and reducing societal vulnerabilities prove difficult; the process of deciding what to adapt to, in which the troublesome role of knowledge is striking; and finally, taking responsibility for measures of flood protection. At the end of the paper, analytical generalizations illustrate the need to give increased attention to institutional challenges and challenges emanating from the science-policy interface in order to come to terms with the implementation deficit in governing climate change in the local arena.

  • 21.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    "It takes more  to get a ship to change course": Berriers for organizational learning and local climate adaptaion in Sweden2010In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 235-254Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In working with local climate adaptation, questions are raised of how to increase the capacity for integrating climate considerations in planning and decision-making. As part of the institutional dimension of adaptive capacity, how to foster processes of learning and reflexivity among different administrative units and actors is particularly essential. The aim of this paper is to analyse how the call for systematic organizational learning is manifested in local climate adaptation in two Swedish municipalities, illustrating what forms of learning occur and what learning challenges are identified. Despite the distinct and often contrasting approaches to climate adaptation adopted in the two municipalities-reflecting a variety of learning approaches-there are striking similarities in terms of difficulties in moving beyond the specialized few and reaching general acceptability as well as in the inability to mediate tensions between local sector interests, values and priorities and thus bringing about reflexive learning through experience. The paper shows that the cross-cutting nature of climate change needs to be further acknowledged in practice, including to what extent learning takes place among a specialized few key actors or as part of a systematic and cross-sectoral organizational mainstreaming as well as to what extent learning on paper is actually embraced as learning in use in concrete working practices.

  • 22.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    "It takes more to get a ship to change course": Challenges of organisational learning and local climate adaptation in Sweden2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A more robust management of the effects of climate change calls for increased knowledge of how, when, why and under what conditions climate adaptation occurs as well as what influence the success or failure of different adaptation strategies. In working with climate adaptation at the local level, questions are raised of how to increase the capacity for integrating climate considerations in processes of planning and decision-making. As part of the institutional dimension of adaptive capacity, the question of how to foster processes of learning and reflexivity regarding climate change risks among administrative units and actors working with risk-management and planning has been emphasised. How such learning takes place or not in practice and what the challenges are to foster increased learning and reflexivity needs to be investigated further. The aim of this paper is to analyse challenges for organisational learning regarding climate adaptation at the local level, here illustrated by two case-studies of local climate adaptation, one involving erosion-management and the other flood-management. The two case-studies are based on document-studies and interviews with key-actors from the local administrations as well as representatives of relevant regional and national authorities. Analytical focus is put on current approaches and learning processes in managing climate risks, the challenge of moving beyond the specialised few and reaching general acceptability and the inability to mediate tensions between interests, perspectives and priorities at municipality level.

  • 23.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Kan vi se träden genom skogen?: Bedömning och betygssättning vid gruppexamination2011In: Att bedöma och sätta betyg: En utvecklingskonferens om traditioner, krav och nytänkande vid LiU, 11 mars 2010 / [ed] Anna Bjuremark, Linköping: LiU-tryck , 2011, p. 72-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Avsikten med denna rapport är att ge inblickar i några fundament om bedömningsprocesser och bedömningsinstrument i samband med högskolans examinationer. Vi beskriver hur förändrade förutsättningar i samband med Bolognaöverenskommelsen och de nationella anpassningarna har trängt ner i den vardagliga myllan vid Linköpings universitet. Vi vill ge exempel på hur man tänker kring bedömning och betygssättning och hur man konstruerar och tillämpar instrument för att avgöra om studenterna har uppnått den förväntade kunskapen. Vi gör det, dels genom att ge en bakgrund till de förväntningar som numera ställs på oss som delaktiga eller ansvariga för exarninationsprocesser, dels genom att ett antal verksamma lärare delar med sig av sina kunskaper och erfarenheter från sina områden. Vi ställer frågor som vilka som är de bra exemplen och vad vi bör undvika? Vi söker också kritiskt reflektera över styrningskonceptet som sådant och ställa frågor som hur alternativen ser ut, har vi några valmöjligheter och hur kan de beskrivas i så fall? Förhoppningen är att det sammantaget kan leda till, att vi tillsammans med kollegor och studenter utvecklar normer för hur vi kan förhålla oss till de nya förutsättningarna, som i det här fallet handlar om att förbättra våra bedömningsprocesser och göra våra bedömningskriterier än mer synliga för både oss själva och varandra. Med det som bakgrund kliver vi nu in i vår händelsehistoria.

  • 24.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Klimatanpassning i Sverige: Drivkrafter och utmaningar för riskhantering och fysisk planering2006Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Syftet med studien är att analysera den samtida dagordningen för klimatanpassning i Sverige på nationell och lokal nivå med fokus på beredskap, roller, prioriteringar, kunskap och villkor för implementering av klimathänsyn. Empiriskt ligger fokus på nationella myndigheter som ansvarar för klimatfrågor, fysisk planering och riskhantering samt två lokala fallstudier i kommuner somhar varit utsatta för återkommande höga flöden och översvämningar och som valt olika strategier för att bemöta dessa risker. Studien är explorativ till sin karaktär och har som huvudsakligt mål att få en överblick över hur centrala aktörer på nationell och lokal nivå ser på, förhåller sig till och hanterar frågan om risker kopplat till samtida klimatvariationer och – i förlängningen – framtida klimatförändringar. Specifika frågeställningar som väglett studien rör:

    • Vilken betydelse spelar klimat- och väderrelaterade risker/sårbarheter och på vilket sätt samt genom vilka processer hanteras dessa frågor idag: vilken beredskap och vilka anpassningsstrategier kan urskiljas?
    • Hur fördelas roller och ansvar samt vilken interaktion och samverkan förekommer mellan olika aktörer?
    • På vilket sätt sammankopplas riskhanteringen till en vidare klimatpolitisk dagordning och till andra mål/prioriteringar?
    • Vilken roll spelar kunskap, expertbedömningar och osäkerheter för möjligheten till klimatanpassning?
    • Vilka drivkrafter, villkor och utmaningar för klimatanpassning kan identifieras?

    Dessa frågeställningar belyses empiriskt genom ett antal intervjuer och dokumentanalyser.

  • 25.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Klimatanpassning och den fysiska planeringens utmaningar2010In: Klimatets krav på samhället / [ed] Göran Graninger och Christer Knuthammar, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2010, p. 121-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna text är att diskutera några utmaningar som kli-matfrågan medför för kommunernas – och i synnerhet den lokala fy-siska planeringens – förmåga att anpassa sig till samtida klimatvaria-tioner och framtida klimatförändringar. Mer specifikt riktas fokus på 1. ansvar, medvetenhet och handlingsutrymme, 2. organisatorisk sprid-ning och tvärsektoriellt lärande, 3. prioriteringar och intressekonflikter, samt, slutligen, 4. vad anpassar man sig till? Sammantaget ger de skis-serade temana viktiga ledtrådar kring vad som påverkar de svenska kommunernas anpassningskapacitet. Texten baseras på frågor som väckts genom kvalitativa fallstudier av svenska kommuners arbete med planering, riskhantering och klimatanpassning.

  • 26.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Klimatanpassning och den fysiska planeringens utmaningar2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Kollektivtrafik, kunskapsutveckling och förnyelsearbete: Fallet Östergötland2005Report (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Kollektivtrafikpolitik, kunskapsutveckling och förnyelsearbete. Fallet Östergötland.2005Report (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Perspektiv på klimatanpassningens tekniska fix2009In: Världens gång - teknikens utveckling, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, 1, p. 207-219Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Teknik är ett angeläget ämne. Om det än handlar om energi, globala klimatförändringar, välfärd eller mer vardagliga göromål spelar tekniken en avgörande roll. Att förstå samspelet mellan teknik, människa och samhälle är därför viktigt, både för oss som enskilda individer, medborgare och för samhället i stort. Världens gång - teknikens utveckling är uppbyggd kring ett antal centrala teman som exemplifieras genom olika författares kapitel. Bidragen ger exempel på viktig teknik i människans historia och är tänkta som inspiration för att kunna problematisera modern teknik. Vi får möta gammal teknik när den var ny, teknik under förändring, teknik i skolan och hos arkitekten, teknik som identitetsskapare, teknik som såväl redskap som komplexa system, teknik när den inte fungerar och när den får svårbegripliga och ibland förhatliga konsekvenser. Det handlar om teknikens roll i världens gång! Boken vänder sig till blivande och verksamma lärare, ingenjörer och tekniker samt till forskarstuderande inom olika ämnesområden. Den kan också läsas med stor behållning av personer med ett brett allmänt intresse för teknik.

  • 30.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Planning for Climate Change Adaptation - Knowledge, Expert Claims and Uncertainty in Responses to Climate Variations and Risks2005In: Nordic Environmental Social Science Research Conference,2005, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Planning for climate change adaptation - knowledge, expert-claims and uncertainties in responses to climate variations and risks2005In: Nordic Environmental Social Science Research Conference,2005, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 32.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Samhällsplaneringens förutsättningar. Miljöfrågan och politikens förändrade villkor i fallet riksväg 502002In: Naturen som brytpunkt. Om miljöfrågans mystifieringar, konflikter och motsägelser / [ed] Johan Hedrén, Stockholm, Stehag: Symposion , 2002, p. 165-187Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Här analyserar forskare från olika ämnen en rad frågor som på olika sätt har att göra med naturen som angelägenhet för det moderna projektet.

  • 33.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    The Environmental Issue, Sub-Politics and the Practice of Planning in the Case of Arterial Road 50, Sweden2001In: New Perspectives on Siting Controversy,2001, 2001Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Vägskäl: Miljöfrågan, subpolitiken och planeringsidealets praktik i fallet riksväg 502001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The physical planning process and its resulting spatial changes often lead to clashes of interest between different spatial visions, dreams and hopes for the future. Since the 1960's the environmental issue and the changing terms of politics have emerged as new conditions for planning. Planners have tried to meet these conditions by new ideals of planning - environmental consideration, comprehensiveness and democracy. However praiseworthy these ideals may seem they in practice lead to even greater dilemmas, which are seldom acknowledged in policies, manuals or planning-documents. The purpose of this thesis has been toexplore how the new conditions for planning are manifested in a particular case of road planning- the case of Arterial Road 50 in western Östergotland, Sweden.

    When the ideal of planning gets translated into practice, a gap reveals itself by which the order of planning - planning as form and substance - is widely debated and contested. A complex struggle over space has been identified in which subpolitics - politics from below - challenges traditional politics and institutions and communicative dilemmas appear betweenplanners and interest-organisations in consultations. Difficulties also arise during the process of environmental consideration where, for example, a number of environmental concepts collide as do value-judgements of authorities, experts and concerned parties. In the process of argumentation, the rhetorical load of the environmental issue is also observed where a number of environmental concepts and valuations are being played out against each other. The environmental issue and the changing terms of politics thus reveal a number of vexing and unresolved challenges and questions for planning that insist on being answered. We face an ideal of planning at the crossroads.

  • 35.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hedrén, Johan
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Building institutional capacity for climate adaptation?: The case of beach erosion in Sweden2009In: Paper presented at the GECHS synthesis conference "Human Security in the Era of Global Change", session "Sustainable adatation: from theory to practice", Oslo 22-24th of June 2009., 2009, p. 1-20Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     Managing the effects of climate change calls for increased knowledge of how, when, why and under what conditions climate adaptation occurs as well as what influence the success or failure of different adaptation strategies. Working with climate adaptation at the local level raise questions of how to increase adaptive capacity for integrating climate considerations in policy-making, planning and decision-making. The aim of this paper is to analyse critical factors that from an institutional perspective condition the capacity to adapt to both current and future risks of erosion in a Swedish municipality with the assumed name of Coastby. The institutional framework of the paper focus on formal and informal "rules in use" that structure interaction and working practices. Following previous studies, we look at to what extent individual and organisational performance, the broader institutional context in the form of networking capacity, the regulatory framework as well as social norms, values and practices enable institutional capacity-building. Conclusions drawn from the analysis point to certain additions and adjustments of the enabling factors previously identified in research. The municipality of Coastby has taken a proactive approach to erosion-management where the a selective few key actors have played a critical role building a strong networking capacity in connection with other exposed municipalities and within the framework of EU-projects. While key actors undoubtedly are important for driving change too much emphasis on strong singular actors in the local administration also has a flip-side in terms of a weak coordinating capacity between different sectoral units where mutual ownership and the needed dialogue between risk-management, planning and environment is missing today. To what extent the recent shift in rules of integrated coastal zone management "on paper" also have a bearing on internal working practices and rules in use remains to be seen. We also identify a weak vertical administrative interplay and lack of formal coherent policy, procedures and regulations for managing our eroding land between local, regional and national administrations. Further tensions and trade-offs between policy-agendas, vales and political priorities today pose a barrier for capacity-building and calls for processes to mediate conflicting priorities in policy-making, planning and decision-making. That such tensions and trade-offs may severely restrict institutional capacity-building needs to be more clearly acknowledged in analytical frameworks for institutional capacity.

  • 36.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hedrén, Johan
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Institutional capacity-building for targeting sea-level rise in the climate adaptation of Swedish coastal zone management: Lessons from Coastby2011In: Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN 0964-5691, E-ISSN 1873-524X, Vol. 54, no 3, p. 265-273Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For coastal areas across the world, sea level rise and problems of coastal erosion and coastal flooding are expected to increase over the next hundred years. At the same time political pressure for continued waterfront planning and development of coastal areas threatens to increase our societal vulnerability, and necessitating climate adaptation in coastal zone management. The institutional dimension has been identified as important for ensuring a more robust adaptation to both current climate variability and future climate change. In this paper, lessons regarding institutional constraints for climate adaptation are drawn from a Swedish case-study on local coastal zone management, illustrating the diverse and complex nature of institutional capacity-building. The aim of the paper is to illustrate critical factors that from an institutional perspective condition the capacity to achieve a more integrated, strategic and proactive climate adaptation and for turning “rules on paper” to working practice, based on case-study experiences from Coastby. Following and expanding a framework for analysing institutional capacity-building we learnt that a selective few key actors had played a critical role in building a strong external networking capacity with a flip-side in terms of a weak internal coordinating capacity and lack of mutual ownership of coastal erosion between sectoral units e.g. risk-management, planning and environment. We also found a weak vertical administrative interplay and lack of formal coherent policy, procedures and regulations for managing coastal erosion between local, regional and national administrations. Further, tensions and trade-offs between policy-agendas, values and political priorities posed a barrier for capacity-building in coastal zone management which calls for processes to mediate conflicting priorities in policy-making, planning and decision-making. The case-study suggests that the ability of the political administrative system to acknowledge and deal with institutional conflicts is a critical condition for ensuring an integrated and proactive climate adaptation in coastal zone management.

  • 37.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hedrén, Johan
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Stuck in the twilight zone or moving towards sustainable climate adaptation?: Integrated Costal Zone Management in Coastby2013In: A changing environment for human security: transformative approaches to research, policy and action / [ed] Linda Sygna, Karen O'Brien, Johanna Wolf, Routledge, 2013, p. 147-156Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This agenda-setting book provides readers with a clear understanding of why responses to issues such as climate change, land use change, and biodiversity loss matter to present generations, and which types of responses are likely to create an equitable and sustainable life for future generations

  • 38.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    "Sometimes Climate Adaptation is Politically Correct": A Case Study of Planners and Politicians Negotiating Climate Adaptation in Waterfront Spatial Planning2014In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 22, no 11, p. 2268-2286Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, spatial planning isexpected to deliver climate adaptation and to manage, merge and balance varioussocietal interests and priorities. To what extent proactive shaping of changeis enabled by spatial planning practice is less explored. This paperillustrates how the ideals and ambitions of climate adaptation are manifestedin waterfront spatial planning via a case study of Norrköping, Sweden. Based oninterviews with spatial planners and politicians responsible for strategicurban development planning, our study identifies a divergence in ambitions,approaches and positions. In local development plans, the position taken hasless to do with climate risk severity than with an area’s perceived politicaland economic attractiveness. When perceived attractiveness is low, precautionaryclimate adaptation serves as a pretext not to develop, whereas high perceivedattractiveness leads to negotiated pragmatism allowing continued waterfrontexploitation. We also identify a fragmentation in spatial planning, with weakinterplay between municipal comprehensive planning and local development plans,resulting in ad hoc, case-by-case planning. Furthermore, different planningactors are organizationally compartmentalized, creating unfortunate intra-sectoralsilos. We conclude that the integrative, proactive and reflexive potentials of spatialplanning to deliver climate adaptation have yet to be realized.

  • 39.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Tema miljöförändring.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Glaas, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Using public-private interplay to climate-proof urban planning?: Critical lessons from developing a new housing district in Karlstad, Sweden2019In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 62, no 4, p. 568-585Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While strengthening public–private interplay is expected to improve the climate profile of urban planning in terms of mitigation and adaptation, less is known about the practice of such new interactive modes of governing. The paper critically examines the role, benefits and limitations of extended public–private interplay in developing a new housing district in Sweden. The developer dialogue between municipal officials and property developers confirms mutual interests, shared understandings and the added value of interacting. However, the closer the dialogue comes to settling agreements, the more difficult it gets for municipal officials to steer the process and its outcomes in favor of climate proofing. Complications with adapting to the new interactive setting means that municipal officials balance between acting as facilitators and/or regulators and property developers between acting as partners, competitors and/or defenders. Refining steering-strategies for sustaining commitments and securing formal agreements are pertinent for using public–private interplay to climate-proof urban planning.

  • 40.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    VTI (Swedish National Road and Transportation Research Institute), Stockholm, Sweden.
    ‘We cannot be at the forefront, changing society’: exploring how Swedish property developers respond to climate change in urban planning2018In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 81-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is increasingly expected that private actors play the role as entrepreneurs and front-runners in implementing climate measures, whereas empirical studies of the position, role and engagement of private actors are scarce. Situated in the context of urban planning, a critical arena for triggering climate transitions, the aim of this paper is to explore how Swedish property developers respond to climate change. Qualitative analyses of corporate policy documents and semi-structured interviews with property developers reveal a vast divergence between the written policies, where leadership ambitions are high, and how the practice of property development is discussed in interviews. In the latter, there is little evidence of property developers pursuing a forward-looking or cutting-edge climate change agenda. Instead, they are critical of increased public regulation for climate-oriented measures. Explanations both confirm previous studies, highlighting lack of perceived customer demand, uncertainty of financial returns and limited innovations, and add new elements of place-dependency suggesting that innovative and front-runner practices can only be realized in the larger urban areas. Municipalities seeking to improve their climate-oriented profile in urban planning by involving private property developers need to develop strategies to maneuver the variance in responses to increase the effectiveness of implementation.

  • 41.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH.
    Kommunalt Hållbarhetsarbete i gränslandet mellan politik och planering. Roller, relationer och avvägandets problematik2005In: Hållbar utveckling i praktiken: möten, gränser, perspektiv / [ed] Eva Asplund, Ann Skantze, KTH: KTH , 2005, p. 63-93Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    Statens väg och transportforskningsinstitut, Linköping, Sweden.
    “Learning is our Achilles heel”. Conditions for long-term environmental policy integration in Swedish regional development programming2014In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 57, no 7, p. 1023-1042Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper isto explore how the capacity to integrate environmental sustainability inSwedish regional development programming has evolved over time, with particularfocus on what facilitates and restricts change in different stages ofimplementation. The study builds on focus-group and individual interviews infour Swedish regions carried out in 2005 and 2011. The results suggesttemporary and partial rather than enduring and substantial environmental policyintegration (EPI). In 2005 the main challenges were to allocate support, focus and priority beyond the national policyrhetoric of regional sustainable development, to identify regional applicationsbeyond singular “pockets of good practice” and to spread ownership andengagement for EPI from specific ambassadors to organizational mainstreaming.In 2011 we find evidence of a more mainstreamed approach of regionalsustainable development but with new challenges of policy diffusion andsectorisation as well as a strong sense of projectification. There is a need todevelop arenas and processes for inter-sectoral exchange, interaction andlearning to achieve a more systematic change – which is, in essence, whatpolicy integration is all about.

  • 43.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    Lohm, Ulrik
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Perceptions of Environmental Issues in Linköping and Åtvidaberg2003In: Sustainability, Local Democracy and the Future: The Swedish Model / [ed] Uno Svedin and Britt Hägerhäll Aniansson, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers , 2003, 1, p. 99-105Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book deals with the challenges posed by the transformation of society towards much-needed sustainability. Especially, it deals with the local features of this change, but seen in a global context. The two cases examined - the municipalities of Linköping and Åtvidaberg - are Swedish, but the problems of how to relate locally to a globalized world are common today. The cases have been deliberately chosen to expose alternative types of choices for the local communities involved. Large Linköping is, historically, a nodal city of importance in the national grid of regional centres, one that relates to the nation state and represents officialdom. Small Åtvidaberg developed in the context of its forest region setting and metallurgy, and today operates directly to wider markets, while still emphasising its very local identity. The fact that these municipalities border each other provides a similar regional context, and differences between them may then not be entirely confused by a debate on drastically different geographical settings.

  • 44.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Lähteenmäki-Smith, Kaisa
    Net Effect Oy, Finland.
    Hilding-Rydevik, Tuija
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
    Conflict or Consensus: The Challenge of Integrating Environmental Sustainability in Regional Development Programming2009In: European Journal of Spatial Development, ISSN 1650-9544, E-ISSN 1650-9544, no 34, p. 1-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the context of both national and EU policy, sustainable development (SD) emerges in the Nordic countries as a horizontal perspective to be systematically integrated into regional development programming. Research on this type of integration has, however, been somewhat scarce. This paper deals with the question of how the relation between environmental and economic sustainability – as part of the overall SD framework – is played out in the context of regional development programming at both the national and regional levels. Three issues are raised in the analysis, pointing to challenges of achieving environmental policy-integration. First, working with cross-sectoral interconnectedness or ending up in sectoral traps, where partnership learning processes are hampered by both a lack of responsibility for, and ownership of, the overall SD-perspective and interactions dominated by sectoral struggles where the different roles, mandates and perspectives of various keyactors are strong. Second, achieving ‘win-win’ or getting stuck in environment-economy conflicts, where the policy-rhetoric picturing the existence of possible ‘win-win’-opportunities in which environmental and economic sustainability benefit each other show some empirical support at the same time as troublesome conflicts and tough regional development priorities raise questions of where principled priority lies in practical decisionmaking. Third, rhetorical declarations, pockets of good practice or systematic policyintegration, where the paper highlights a focus on environmental sustainability in rhetorical declarations and through flagship win-win examples though the study does not provide evidence of any overall transformation of regional development practices taking place. Indeed, policy-integration in terms of rhetorical declarations is more common than evidence of systematic integration. Despite indications of changing patterns of interaction and learning in respect of partnerships between actors from different sectors, the conflict perspective remains more representative of the practical realities and day-to-day concerns expressed in the interviews with both national and regional representatives.

  • 45.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
    Söderberg, Henriette
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Plötsligt händer det. Institutionella förutsättningar för hållbara VA-system. Fallen Ringdansen, Surahammar och Hammarby Sjöstad2003Report (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Uggla, Ylva
    Örebro University, Sweden .
    The practice of settling and enacting strategic guidelines for climate adaptation in spatial planning: lessons from ten Swedish municipalities2015In: Regional Environmental Change, ISSN 1436-3798, E-ISSN 1436-378X, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 1133-1143Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Spatial planning is increasingly expected to address climate change adaptation. In a Swedish context this has meant a predominant focus on risks of flooding, erosion and sea-level rise. Gradually, regulatory mechanisms and concrete strategies are evolving to support practical mainstreaming. The aim of this paper is to analyze how frontline planners approach climate change adaptation in an urban context, emphasizing the process of settling and enacting strategic guidelines in spatial planning. The study suggests that municipalities are being preactive i.e. preparing to act by settling guidelines rather than proactively implementing change when planning for new settlements. Further the process of accommodating climate risks involves problems. Settling strategic guidelines and determining appropriate levels for what to adapt to are but the start of approaching climate change. Guidelines represent more of an endeavor than settling absolute limits and actually applying the guidelines involves challenges of accessibility and aesthetics where the new waterfront limits meets older city structures. Further, guidelines are seen as negotiable since an overarching principle is to maintain flexibility in planning to allow for continued waterfront planning. Pursuing this path is motivated by current demand and previous urban settlement patterns. Also, as future protective measures are needed to secure existing urban areas at risk of flooding and erosion planners see no use in preventing further waterfront development. Although settling guidelines are important in preparing to act, their practical effectiveness all fall back to how they are actually implemented in daily planning. This leads us to problematize the role of strategic guidelines to secure a climate-proof spatial planning.

  • 47.
    Uggla, Ylva
    et al.
    Örebro Universitet.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Klimatrisker på planerarnas agenda: Att hantera motstridiga krav och kunskapsosäkerhet2012In: Dansk Sociologi, ISSN 0905-5908, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 73-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under 2000-talet har frågan om klimatanpassning fått ökad uppmärksamhet. I Sverige har kommunerna fått ansvar för at ta hänsyn till klimatrelaterade risker i den fysiska planeringen. I denna studie belyses hur klimatanpassning och kunskapsosäkerheten avseende klimatförändringens lokala konsekvenser hanteras i planeringen. Syftet är dels att diskutera vilka nya krav som klimatfrågan ställer på planerarna, dels att analysera hur planerare förhåller sig till och hanterar det utökade planeringsuppdraget. Tidigare forskning om planering som profession har visat på en förändring mot en ”modifierad expertroll”, där planerarna måste utveckla ny kompetens som samordnare och kommunikatörer. Denna studie visar att klimatanpassning lägger ytterligare en dimension till en förändrad roll där planeraren även fungerar som kunskapsmäklare mellan naturvetenskaplig expertis och andra aktörer. Studien visar också att frågan om klimatanpassning ramas in på olika sätt. Dels som en riskfråga vilket medför ett ökat beroende av extern naturvetenskapligt grundad expertis, dels som en planeringsfråga bland andra där planerarnas egen professionella kompetens betonas.

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