Karolina Isaksson


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Layering and parallel policy making: Complementary concepts for understanding...

This paper is focused on implementation challenges related to the integration of sustainable mobility in strategic local/regional land use and transport planning. The work was based on a case study of Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on four current...

The interplay of formal and informal institutions between local and regional authorities...

This paper analyzes how public transport planning is managed in institutional contexts where governance is spread across local and regional scales. The paper sheds light on two facets of the relationship between local and regional government: first,...

The struggle to achieve holistic landscape planning: Lessons from planning the E6 road...

Since the EU introduced the European Landscape Convention (ELC) in 2000, the landscape has received growing attention in spatial planning and environmental impact assessments. To promote implementation of the ELC, the Swedish National Heritage Board...

‘We cannot be at the forefront, changing society’: exploring how Swedish property...

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...

Negotiating climate change responses: Regional and local perspectives on transport and...

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...

Building acceptance for congestion charges - the Swedish experiences compared

Lack of public and political acceptance is the main barrier to introducing congestion charges. Here we compared the experiences of congestion charge introduction in the Swedish cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg, with the aim of explaining...

Challenges and barriers for a sustainable transport system: exploring the potential to...

This report is divided into three parts; the first part summarizes the results from a workshopconducted within the TRANSFORuMproject. The second part presents the results of interviewscarried out with different experts discussing the different goals...

"Learning is our Achilles heel". Conditions for long-term environmental policy...

The aim of this paper is to explore how the capacity to integrate environmental sustainability in Swedish regional development programming has evolved over time, particularly focusing on what facilitates and restricts change in different stages of...

Strategies to manage barriers in policy formation and implementation of road pricing...

In the transport policy domain, as in other highly-contested spheres of public policy, it is commonplace for certain policy measures to emerge as promising only to then remain unimplemented. Road pricing is one example of a theoretically...

Choosing conflict on the road to sustainable mobility: A risky strategy for breaking path...

Previous studies have identified implementation problems connected to sustainable mobility. These difficulties raise the question of which strategies can be successfully pursued to break path dependencies in urban policy making. This article is...

Kollektivtrafik för lokal och regional utveckling: förutsättningar för strategiskt...

This report describes a study examining the institutional conditions that have shaped public transport policy and planning at regional and local level in Sweden during the past decade. An empirically grounded understanding of these conditions,...

IKEA and small city development in Sweden: Planning myths, realities and unsustainable...

This article analyses how urban authorities manage goals of sustainable development in decentralized planning contexts when faced with economic growth opportunities offered by a powerful development actor. This challenge is described and analysed in...