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The "Policy Mix' for Sustainable Urban Transition: The city district of Hammarby Sjostad in Stockholm
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. Swiss Fed Inst Technol Lausanne, Inst Technol & Publ Policy.
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
Abstract [en]

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'.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 25, no 4, 288-302 p.
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energy efficiency, institutions, path dependence, Hammarby Sjostad, urban transition
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173450DOI: 10.1002/eet.1688ISI: 000360096300006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939816752OAI: diva2:853983
Governance of Low Carbon Socio-technical Transitions: Lessons from the Cities of Stockholm and Freiburg
Swedish Research Council Formas, H71910

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Available from: 2015-09-15 Created: 2015-09-11 Last updated: 2016-03-04Bibliographically approved

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