Karolina Isaksson


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Karolinas forskningsresultat


Layering and parallel policy making

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...

‘We cannot be at the forefront, changing society’

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...

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,...

Negotiating climate change responses

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...

"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...

Challenges and barriers for a sustainable transport system

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...

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...

Kollektivtrafik för lokal och regional utveckling

I denna rapport redovisas resultaten av en studie av de institutionella förutsättningar som har karakteriserat kollektivtrafikpolitik och -planering på regional och lokal nivå i Sverige under 2000-talets första decennium. Syftet är att få en...

Choosing conflict on the road to sustainable mobility

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...

IKEA and small city development in Sweden

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...

Lokalsamhället och vardagens transporter

Decennier av regionförstoring som strategi för regional utveckling har medfört ökade förväntningar på individen att dagligdags förflytta sig långa sträckor mellan jobb och bostad. Fortfarande är dock lokalsamhället, det vill säga staden, stadsdelen...