The "Policy Mix' for Sustainable Urban Transition: The city district of Hammarby Sjostad in Stockholm
2015 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 25, no 4, 288-302 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyses the policy mix for urban transition by drawing on insights from studies in institutions and path dependence. It sheds new light on the role of institutions and actors in creating a policy mix for sustainable city districts, which has not been systematically addressed in the current debate on policy mix. The interaction and trade-offs between policy instruments for energy efficiency in buildings in the city district of Hammarby Sjostad are analysed historically. The key findings are that long periods of increasing returns in existing technological systems and the institutions that have supported them have created different types of lock-ins' (behavioural, policy and industry). A systemic approach to developing a framework for policy mix analysis is necessary to address the relationship between various lock-ins'.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 25, no 4, 288-302 p.
energy efficiency, institutions, path dependence, Hammarby Sjostad, urban transition
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173450DOI: 10.1002/eet.1688ISI: 000360096300006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939816752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-173450DiVA: diva2:853983
ProjectsGovernance of Low Carbon Socio-technical Transitions: Lessons from the Cities of Stockholm and Freiburg
FunderSwedish Research Council Formas, H71910
QC 201509152015-09-152015-09-112016-03-04Bibliographically approved