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  • 1.
    Bjarnadóttir, Holmfridur
    et al.
    Nordregio.
    Bradley, Karin
    Nordregio.
    Ny kurs för Norden: planering och hållbar utveckling2003Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna rapport är att ge en översikt över hur fysisk och rumslig planering i de nordiska länderna kan bidra till en hållbar utveckling och även att visa hur planering kan stödja åtgärder i den nordiska hållbarhetsstrategin från år 2000. I rapporten återfinns exempel på planering för hållbar utveckling från nationell, regional och kommunal nivå i de fem nordiska länderna samt en sammanställning av återkommande angreppssätt.

    Avslutningsvis tecknas förslag på områden för fortsatt nordisk samverkan inom planering för en hållbar utveckling.

  • 2.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Arkitektur som en produkt som förvaltas gemensamt2011In: Arkitektur: byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap, ISSN 0004-2021, no 6, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 3.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Arkitektur som en produktion som förvaltas gemensamt2011In: Arkitektur: byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap, ISSN 0004-2021, no 6, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Bike Kitchens: Spaces for convivial tools2018In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 197, no 2, p. 1676-1683Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is currently a marked interest in do-it-yourself culture and sharing of skills, tools and spaces, manifesting in maker spaces, tool libraries and open workshops for remaking furniture, electronics, bicycles or clothing. This paper explores the phenomenon of 'Bike Kitchens', do-it-yourself bicycle repair studios run on a non-profit basis. The Bike Kitchen in Malmo, Sweden, is used as a case study involving interviews with key persons and users of that Bicycle Kitchen and on-site observations. The exploration of the Bike Kitchen is situated in a wider theoretical discussion around technology in relation to degrowth. Two theoretical perspectives are used, firstly, lllich's (1973) notion of tools for conviviality, meaning tools that enable citizens to reconquer practical knowledge for autonomy and creativity rather than being confined to commercial relations, and secondly, forms of non-capitalist relations. It is argued that the Bike Kitchen is an example of democratisation of technology in practice a social innovation to make low-cost technology, tools and know-how easily available to anyone. The concept of the Bike Kitchen is a way to develop and cultivate conviviality, i.e. a social and spatial infrastructure - a space for convivial tools.

  • 5.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Dela är det nya äga2015Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    En knäckfråga i den rika delen av världen är hur man kan minska materiell konsumtion och samtidigt behålla god livskvalitet. De senaste åren har intresset ökat för att dela på saker – att ha tillgång till varor eller tjänster snarare än att köpa och äga enskilt – något som brukar beskrivas som kollaborativ konsumtion. Men vad innebär detta? Hur kan det se ut? I dokumentärfilmen Dela är det nya äga får vi träffa människor som på olika sätt delar på saker och utrymmen i tre olika städer: Malmö, Barcelona och London. Vi träffar också olika experter som beskriver hur kollaborativ konsumtion fungerar och hur detta kan tänkas utvecklas i framtiden.

  • 6.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Delandets ekonomi utmanar konsumtionssamhället2015In: Ägodela: köp mindre - få tillgång till mer / [ed] Naturskyddsföreningen, Stockholm: Svenska naturskyddsföreningen / Bonnier Fakta , 2015Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Delningsekonomi: På användarnas villkor2017Other (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Environmental justice: new fuel to the debate on planning for sustainable development2004In: Planning for Sustainable Development: the practice and potential of Environmental Assessment / [ed] Hilding-Rydevik, T., Hlökk Theodórsdóttir, A., Stockholm: Nordregio , 2004, p. 69-80Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This contribution takes its starting point from a Nordic study on planning for sustainable development, which highlights that the debatein this area seems to have settled around a uniform picture of thesustainable society, and that this is therefore something that needs to becritically examined. The mainstream way of planning for sustainabledevelopment does not adequately address the issue of dependency orrelationships with development in distant locations. In this chapter it isargued that an environmental justice perspective could add new depth tothe debate on planning for sustainable development. This is done throughhighlighting just how different social groups, mainly based on income,ethnicity or gender, are exposed to, generate and interpret environmental qualities and risks. In the Nordic debate on planning for sustainable development such social justice and power-related aspects have in general not been studied or taken into account. This contribution is thus acall for research in this field, particularly as the populations of the Nordic countries are becoming increasingly heterogeneous.

  • 9.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Ett hotat klimat behöver en ny ekonomi2013In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, Vol. 20 majArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Från fildelning till sakdelning2012In: Grus & Guld, ISSN 1650-4704, no 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hållbar stadsutveckling: på vems villkor?2010In: Plan: tidskrift för samhällsplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur förhåller sig dagens planering för hållbar utveckling till samhällets ökande etniska och socioekonomiska mångfald? Karin Bradley har i sin doktorsavhandling undersökt vilka livsstilar och normer som understöds i planering för hållbar stadsutveckling. Vilka passar in och vilka passar inte in? Vilka bilder av miljövänligt liv dominerar? Och hur kan man skapa förutsättningar för en mer miljörättvis planering?

  • 12.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hållbara städer i en framtid utan tillväxt2011In: Framtider, ISSN 0281-0492, no 1, p. 18-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns ett stort intresse för hållbara städer. Men hållbar för vem och utifrån vilka antaganden om samhället, kan man undra. Karin Bradley diskuterar den dominerande bilden av den hållbara staden och pekar på strömningar där viljan att skapa och förvalta gemensamt, gör-det-själv-kulturer, lokal ekonomi och inte minst synen på tillväxt, ställer nya frågor om hur man kan planera för hållbara samhällen.

  • 13.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Just Environments: Politicising Sustainable Urban Development2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     

    European cities are becoming increasingly multicultural and diverse in terms of lifestyles and socioeconomic conditions. However, in planning for sustainable urban development, implications of this increased diversity and possibly conflicting perspectives are seldom considered.

    The aim of this thesis is to explore dimensions of justice and politics in sustainable urban development by studying inclusionary/exclusionary effects of discursive power of official strategies for eco-friendly living on the one hand and everyday lifestyles on the other, in ethnically and socially diverse areas.

    Two case studies have been conducted, one in a city district of Stockholm, Sweden, and one in an area of Sheffield, England. The empirical material consists of interviews with residents, interviews with planners and officials and an analysis of strategic planning documents. The case study in Stockholm illustrated the prevalence of a dominant discourse among residents in which Swedishness is connected with environmental responsibility in the form of tidiness, recycling and familiarity with nature. In Sheffield there are more competing and parallel environmental discourses. The mainstream British environmental discourse and sustainability strategies are being criticised from Muslim as well as green radical perspectives. The mainstream discourse is criticised for being tokenistic in its focus on gardening, tidiness, recycling and eco-consumption, and hence ignoring deeper unsustainable societal structures. This can be interpreted as a postpolitical condition, in which there is a consensus around “what needs to be done,” such as more recycling, but in which difficult societal problems and conflicting perspectives on these are not highlighted.

    In the thesis it is argued that the strategies for urban sustainability are underpinned by Swedish/British middle-class norms, entailing processes of (self-)disciplining and normalisation of the Other into well-behaving citizens. It is argued that an appreciation of the multiple and others’ ways of saving natural resources would make the sustainability strategies more attuned to social and cultural diversity as well as more environmentally progressive. Finally, the importance of asserting the political in sustainability strategies is stressed, highlighting the organisation of society and possible alternative socioenvironmental futures.

     

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  • 14.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Kollektiv konsumtion: Från tvättstugor och bibliotek till klädotek och allmänna kontor2014In: Det förflutna i framtidens stad: Tankar om kulturarv, konsumtion och hållbar stadsutveckling / [ed] Krister Olsson och Daniel Nilsson, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2014, p. 103-113Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Kunderna och marknaden: goda grannar i trädgårdsstaden, dinkies i innerstaden2005In: Bor vi i samma stad?: Om stadsutveckling, mångfald och rättvisa / [ed] Broms Wessel, Ola, Tunström, Moa och Bradley, Karin, Stockholm: Pocky , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    För att få en bild av vilken stad som byggs idag och på vilka villkor är det viktigt att belysa bygg- och fastighetsbolagens resonemang och villkor. Karin Bradley har träffat Madeleine Nobs på Skanska och Mats Enander på Vasakronan för samtal om hur de ser på dagens stadsutveckling, vilka de bygger för, vilka ideal som råder och hur de vet vad ”folk” efterfrågar. I kapitlet kontrasteras bygg- och fastighetsbolagens perspektiv med Reclaim the city och med rörelser som menar att företag bör ta ett ökat samhällsansvar.

  • 16.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Livet i miljonprogrammet: hållbara än man kan tro2012In: Miljonprogrammet: Utveckla eller avveckla / [ed] Birgitta Johansson, Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas, 2012, 1, p. 101-111Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Närmiljö, social rättvisa och miljö: Miljövänlig livsstil i Tensta men grönare i Gamla Spånga2006In: Tensta utanför mitt fönster / [ed] Gullberg, Anders, Värnamo: Stockholmia förlag , 2006Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 18.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Omställning till hållbarhet och konkurrenskraft: Sveriges väg mot ett fossilfritt och resurseffektivt välfärdssamhälle2016Report (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Open-source urbanism: Creating, multiplying and managing urban commons2015In: Footprint, ISSN 1875-1504, E-ISSN 1875-1490, Vol. 9, no 16, p. 91-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within contemporary architecture and urbanism there is marked interest in urban commons. This paper explores the creation of temporary urban commons, or, more specifically, what can be called ‘open-source urbanism’. Citing two practices – urban commons initiated by Atelier d’architecture autogérée in Paris, and Park(ing) Day initiated by San Francisco-based Rebar – I argue that these practices can be understood as open-source urbanism since their initiators act as open-source programmers, constructing practice manuals to be freely copied, used, developed and shared, thus producing self-managed commons. Although this tradition of ‘commoning’ is not new, it is currently being reinvented with the use of digital technologies. Combining Elinor Ostrom’s analysis of self-managed natural resource commons with Yochai Benkler’s assertion that commons-based peer production constitutes a ‘third mode of production’ that lies beyond capitalism, socialism and their blends, I argue that open-source urbanism critiques both government and privately-led urban development by advancing a form of postcapitalist urbanism.

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  • 20.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Planning for eco-friendly living in diverse societies2009In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 347-363Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish cities are becoming increasingly multicultural and diverse in terms of lifestylesand socioeconomic conditions. However, cultural and social diversity is seldomconsidered when planning for sustainable urban development. This paper examinesplanning for more eco-friendly living in the increasingly diverse population of a citydistrict of Stockholm. The study reveals the prevalence of a discourse in which aSwedish identity carries environmental responsibility in the form of tidiness, recyclingand familiarity with nature. It is argued that planning for urban sustainability isunderpinned by Swedish middle-class norms, indirectly entailing processes of (self-)disciplining and transforming the other (foreign and/or troublesome dwellers) intowell-behaving Swedes. A clearer definition of the environmental improvementintended, its goals and target groups is needed. Finally, an appreciation of the multipleways we can save natural resources would make urban planning policies more attunedto social and cultural diversity as well as more environmentally progressive.

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  • 21.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    The Theming of Urban Landscapes2005In: Journal of Nordregio, ISSN 1650-5891, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 18-21Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, it has become increasingly common to theme new housing areas or even entire towns. A recurrent theme is the ‘traditional’ European small town, sometimes with nationalistic overtones. This article explores the phenomena of theming and discusses what the demand for nostalgic small town life stands for.

    From Las Vegas to Celebration to themed towns in contemporary Europe

  • 22.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Towards a peer economy: How open source and peer-to-peer architecture, hardware, and consumption are transforming the economy2014In: Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices / [ed] Karin Bradley and Johan Hedrén, New York: Taylor & Francis, Routledge , 2014, p. 183-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Understanding the Environment and Social Policy by Tony Fitzpatrick2012In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, E-ISSN 1548-7733, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 116-116Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Uppror i det offentliga rummet2012In: Arkitektur: byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap, ISSN 0004-2021, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 25.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Vad kommer efter kunskapssamhället?2010In: Effekt: klimatmagasinet, ISSN 2000-3919, no 6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 26.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Broms Wessel, Ola
    Gröna rättvisa städer2010In: Vårt sätt att leva tillsammans kommer att ändras / [ed] Suhonen, Daniel et al, Stockholm: Leopard förlag , 2010Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Broms Wessel, Ola
    Rödgrön stadspolitik2010In: Arena, ISSN 0332-6446, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Fauré, Eléonore
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
    Finnveden, Göran
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
    Fuehrer, Paul
    Gunnarsson Östling, Ulrika
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
    Hagbert, Pernilla
    Hornborg, Alf
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Malmqvist, Tove
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
    Svenfelt, Åsa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Environmental Strategies Research (fms).
    Öhlund, Erika
    Därför är ekonomisk tillväxt en risk2016In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, article id 9 marsArticle, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Gunnarsson, Ulrika
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Environmental Strategies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Miljörättvisa: ett nytt perspektiv i svensk planering2007In: PLAN – Tidskrift för Samhällplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, Vol. 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Den senaste tiden har miljö- och klimatfrågor varit ett hett ämne i samhällsdebatten. Framförallt diskuteras hur växthuseffekten kan hanteras och hur system för utsläppsrätter bäst organiseras. Sällan ställs frågor om vilka som orsakar miljöproblem och vilka som drabbas av dem. Och vem som definierar vad som betraktas som akuta miljöproblem. Detta är frågor som uppmärksammas i forskning om miljörättvisa – ett fält på frammarsch i Sverige.

  • 30.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Gunnarsson-Östling, Ulrika
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    VTI.
    Exploring environmental justice in Sweden: How to improve planning for environmental sustainability and social equity in an “eco-friendly” context2008In: Projections, ISSN 1934-9688, E-ISSN 1934-9696, Vol. 8, p. 68-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Environmental challenges, especially climate change, are highly discussed topics in the Swedish public debate, but questions about who is causing the problems and who is affected by them are seldom asked. This also applies to questions of who defines what should be regarded as acute environmental problems and what constitutes high-quality environments. This paper explores how environmental (in)justice issues can be framed in a Swedish social context, drawing from three cases: municipal promotion of eco-friendly lifestyles, large-scale infrastructure planning, and planners’ attitudes towards justice. The three cases deal not only with distributional, procedural, and substantive aspects of justice, as is common within the US environmental justice framework, but also with discursive dimensions of justice. We argue that elucidating such examples of environmental (in)justices is crucial to nuance the mainstream, consensus-oriented sustainability discourse in Sweden.

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  • 31.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Gunnarsson-Östling, Ulrika
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Schalk, Meike
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Futurist Feminist Political Ecology: Rewriting Stockholm’s Vision 20302017In: Feminist Futures of Spatial Practice: Materialisms, Activisms, Dialogues, Pedagogies, Projections / [ed] Meike Schalk, Thérèse Kristiansson, Ramia Mazé, Baunach DE: AADR / Spurbuchverlag , 2017, p. 301-327Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hagbert, Pernilla
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. Chalmers.
    Dags att syna idén om den täta hållbara staden2015In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, article id 22 marsArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hedrén, Johan
    Green utopianism: Perspectives, politics and micro-practices2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global capitalist world order by taking small steps such as eco-labeling, urban densification, and recycling. However, in the context of the current crisis in which resource depletion, climate change, uneven development, and economic instability are seen as interlinked, this belief is increasingly being questioned and alternative developmental paths sought. This collection demonstrates how utopian thought can be used in a contemporary context, as critique and in exploring desired futures. The book includes theoretical perspectives on changing global socio-environmental relationships and political struggles for alternative development paths, and analyzes micro-level practices in co-housing, alternative energy provision, use of green space, transportation, co-production of urban space, peer-to-peer production and consumption, and alternative economies. It contributes research perspectives on contemporary green utopian practices and strategies, combining theoretical and empirical analyses to spark discussions of possible futures.

  • 34.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hedrén, Johan
    Utopian thought in the making of green futures2014In: Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices / [ed] Karin Bradley och Johan Hedrén, New York: Taylor & Francis, Routledge , 2014, p. 1-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hult, Anna
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Cars, Göran
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    From Eco-Modernizing to Political Ecologizing: Future Challenges for the Green Capital2013In: Sustainable Stockholm : Exploring Urban Sustainability in Europe's Greenest City / [ed] Metzger, J. & Rader Olsson, A., New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 168-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Orrskog, Lars
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Den hållbara staden börjar inte i formen2008In: Arkitekten, ISSN 0903-2347, no 12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Orrskog, Lars
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hållbara staden fångad i ett postpolitiskt vakuum2008In: Arkitekten, ISSN 0903-2347, no 12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Den "täta staden" framställs som enda vägen mot framtiden. Men den vägen är varken så okontroversiell eller opolitisk som det verkar, skriver Karin Bradley, Karolina Isaksson och Lars Orrskog vid KTH.

  • 38.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Orrskog, Lars
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Hur gör vi samhällsplaneringen meningsfull igen?2005In: Plan: tidskrift för samhällsplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Samhällsplaneringen är på många sätt en produkt av modernismen och intimt förknippad med välfärdsstaten och folkhemsbygget. Därmed också sagt att den är i kris. Förutsättningarna för planering har förändrats så radikalt under de senaste decennierna att det inte längre går att hålla fast vid gamla mål och medel. Planeringen ändras visserligen i praxis men vi som forskar i ämnet och har i uppdrag att utbilda nästa generation planerare måste också försöka dra upp riktlinjer för en fungerande och angelägen samhällsplanering för i morgon. I denna artikel efterlyser vi en planerare som – till skillnad från gängse praxis – är både proaktiv och inriktad på att värna de eller det marginaliserade.

  • 39.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Pargman, Daniel
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID.
    The sharing economy as the commons of the 21st century2017In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, ISSN 1752-1378, E-ISSN 1752-1386, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 231-247Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to make a contribution to the debate on how contemporary collaborative commons, as part of the wider sharing economy, can be understood and supported. Three cases of contemporary commons are analysed: a DIY bike repair studio, a pop-up home office concept and Wikipedia. The article shows how the design principles developed for governing natural resource commons are only partly applicable to these contemporary commons. It also illustrates the differences in these types of commons in terms of the nature of the resource being shared, scarcity, barriers to entry and how rules are formulated and upheld.

  • 40.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Persson, Ola
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Community repair in the circular economy: Fixing more than stuff2022In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the circular economy discourse it is stressed that products ought to be repairable and that repair work is assumed to be growing. However, repair can be organised and performed in different ways – by corporate entities, independent repairers, laypersons and communities. Some corporations are integrating repair and maintenance into their offering, while simultaneously restricting consumers to open, repair or modify their products. In opposition to such developments, there is a movement for “right to repair”, which works for consumers’ legal rights to repair and modify products, pushing for the free availability of spare parts and manuals. Recent years have also seen a growth of repair cafés and other forms of DIY community repair spaces. This paper explores the discourses of DIY community repair through two Swedish case studies – an NGO-led nationwide repair campaign and a local government initiative of open DIY repair spaces. Our case studies show how DIY community repair works towards enabling all, particularly marginalised groups, to participate and live well in a low-impact future. In contrast to the mainstream circular economy discourse, the purpose of community repair is not only about repairing broken stuff and reducing waste, but about building social relations and practicing non-consumerist forms of citizenship. By elucidating these different perspectives on repair – who is to perform it, with what skills and for what purposes – we highlight how the transition to future, more circular economies, can be enacted and steered in ways that allow for different roles and powers for citizen-consumers.

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  • 41.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Svenfelt, Åsa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Omställning pågår, om än inte så högljutt2018In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, article id 15 majArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 42.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Tunström, Moa
    Nordregio.
    Stadsutveckling: för vem och i vilka syften?2004In: Plan: tidskrift för samhällsplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Bradley, Karin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Tunström, Moa
    Nordregio.
    Violence, women and planning2004In: Journal of Nordregio, ISSN 1650-5891, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 18-20Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the spring of this year numerous reports appeared in the Swedish media concerning women being attacked and raped in public places. Does planning have anything to do with this? Around the world, women often avoid walking alone in cities at night or feel insecure when they do so. The mere presence of an unaccompanied woman in the city is, in certain situations, seen as an invitation to sexual harassment, robbery or rape. In some cities, such as Mexico City or Bombay, this has led to the establishment of train cars restricted to women only. In this way our gender determines our movements, our fears, whether we can walk alone at night, whether we can take the shortcut through the woods or whether we are restricted to the home and to private spaces.

  • 44. Broms Wessel, Ola
    et al.
    Tunstöm, MoaÖrebro University.Bradley, KarinKTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Bor vi i samma stad?: Om stadsutveckling, mångfald och rättvisa2005Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Stadsplanering har blivit en het fråga. I Sverige brottas vi med ökande etnisk och social segregation, innerstäder som blir allt mer exklusiva och museiliknande samtidigt som många förorter åsidosätts. Småstäder avfolkas, industriområden blir till företagsparker eller exklusiva bostadsområden. Trots ambitioner om en ökad miljöhänsyn ökar energianvändning och transporter.

    I Bor vi i samma stad? presenterar forskare, stadsplanerare och arkitekter sina perspektiv på livet i staden. En nyckelfråga är hur en framtida stadsutveckling ska kunna främja både mångfald och social rättvisa – inom såväl som mellan städer.

    I boken görs nedslag i holländska förorter, i byggbolags säljstrategier, i dansk stadsbyggnad och i EU:s retorik om konkurrenskraftiga städer. Vidare diskuteras städernas utglesning, mediebilder av svenska miljonprogramsförorter, vad 1800-talsstadens renässans står för och den nya medelklassens drömmar om stadsliv.

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  • 45.
    Callmer, Åsa
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    In search of sufficiency politics: the case of Sweden2021In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, E-ISSN 1548-7733, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 194-208Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In transitions toward more sustainable and just societies, there is an urgent need to address overconsumption and to include a sufficiency perspective. This article contributes to previous research by exploring what a framework for a politics of sufficiency might entail and how such a framework can be used to analyze existing public policy. Our case analysis is the policy field of sustainable consumption and waste prevention in the context of Sweden. Based on interviews with public officials and civil society representatives, we identify key areas to address when aiming for a sufficiency orientation. Our results suggest that local and regional governments that strive for a commitment to sufficiency should formulate clear goals that serve to set environmental limits, for instance, in the form of carbon budgets, and then steer toward well-being for the inhabitants within these limits. Efforts should be made to secure stable funding for work within sustainable consumption and waste prevention, especially for projects with synergies in terms of reducing consumption and strengthening non-market relations. Using public procurement is another key tool. In the absence of an overall national politics of sufficiency, the above-mentioned strategies can be and already are to some degree, used by authorities in Sweden.

  • 46.
    Clement, Keith
    et al.
    Nordregio.
    Hansen, Malin
    Nordregio.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Sustainable Regional Development: Learning from Nordic Experience2003Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this research project was to progress from a broad overview of Nordic sustainable regional development (SRD), as outlined in a previous report (2001:8), to an in-depth investigation through case studies. The project's three objectives included deriving a detailed knowledge of factors impacting on SRD realisation, identifying and highlighting best practice in Nordic SRD, and facilitating a Nordic network for SRD information exchange.

  • 47.
    Finnveden, Göran
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Sustainability Assessment and Management.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Klintman, Mikael
    Larsson, Jörgen
    Lehner, Matthias
    Mont, Oksana
    Nässén, Jonas
    Svenfelt, Åsa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Sustainable consumption – moving from niche to mainstream2023In: Conference Book of Abstracts, 2023Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Gunnarsson-Östling, Ulrika
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Dags för miljörättvisepolitik2013In: Tiden, ISSN 0040-6759, no 2-3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 49.
    Hagbert, Pernilla
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Transitions on the home front: A story of sustainable living beyond eco-efficiency2017In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 31, no Supplement C, p. 240-248Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The environmental impact associated with modern ways of living is widely recognized and has been increasingly problematized. A prevailing discourse in sustainable housing tends to focus on building performance, along with compelling stories of “green” lifestyles and attractive urban housing concepts, while avoiding storylines that suggest more profound changes in society and everyday life. This paper argues that in order to address the resource-intensity of contemporary ways of living, we need to engage with perspectives of transition that go beyond technical eco-efficient solutions. Other narratives are therefore explored, based in empirical insights from home visits and in-depth interviews with people seeking less impactful and more self-sufficient ways of living in the context of an affluent society as Sweden. The paper looks at how alternative narratives are manifested in (and through) the home as a starting point for transitions to a low-impact society. Highlighting aspects of agency, situated in the everyday and in the existing built fabric, these “home front transitioners” provide another story – one that questions mainstream assumptions of a pre-defined green lifestyle, and contributes to a more diversified perspective on sustainable living.

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  • 50.
    Hagbert, Pernilla
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Finnveden, Göran
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Sustainability Assessment and Management.
    Feuhrer, Paul
    Södertörn .
    Svenfelt, Åsa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Alfredsson, Eva
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Aretun, Åsa
    VTI.
    Bradley, Karin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Callmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Fauré, Eléonore
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Gunnarsson-Östling, Ulrika
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Hedberg, Marie
    IVL.
    Hornborg, Alf
    Lunds Universitet.
    Isaksson, Karolina
    VTI.
    Malmaeus, Mikael
    IVL.
    Malmqvist, Tove
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Sustainability Assessment and Management.
    Nyblom, Åsa
    IVL.
    Skånberg, Kristian
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Strategic Sustainability Studies.
    Öhlund, Erika
    Södertörn.
    Futures Beyond GDP Growth: Final report from the research program 'Beyond GDP Growth: Scenarios for sustainable building and planning'2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A future society no longer based on economic growth – what would that look like?The research program “Beyond GDP Growth: Scenarios for sustainable building and planning” (www.bortombnptillvaxt.se) is a strong research environment funded by the Swedish Research CouncilFormas, which has run between 2014 and 2018. In collaboration with societal partners, the program hasgathered researchers from diferent disciplines to explore key issues and conditions for planning for asustainable future beyond GDP growth. This is a relevant contribution to a largely under-researchedarea, where few scientific studies have explored what a sustainable society could look like, and what asustainable economy that is not based on growth might actually mean.In economic and political discussions, the notion of continuous economic growth is often taken forgranted and seen as a prerequisite for a safe and sustainable societal development. At the same time,a blind faith in and expectations surrounding growth can constitute a threat to the development of asustainable society if growth declines. Also an optimistic prognosis from the OECD indicates that it islikely that future GDP growth will be lower than what has come to be seen as the normal level duringthe second half of the 20th century. Declining economic growth could mean risks for increased socialgaps and unemployment. However, economic models show that the possibilities for handling these risksincrease if there is an awareness of them, and if this is addressed politically. Therefore, it is important tonot just assume continued economic growth, but to plan also for alternative scenarios.A starting point for the research program has been an understanding of the significant transitionsneeded to approach a safe and just operating space for humanity within planetary boundaries. Fourgoals that should be met in order to consider the societal development sustainable were specified: twoenvironmental goals related to climate and land use, and two social goals regarding power, influence andparticipation, and welfare and resource security.Four scenarios for Sweden 2050 were developed, which show the diferent directions society could taketo reach the set sustainability goals. The scenarios illustrate future societies that do not have to build onthe current economic logic, but that instead are centred around four alternative strategies:Collaborative EconomyLocal Self-SufciencyAutomation for Quality of LifeCircular Economy in the Welfare StateSo, can we reach the selected sustainability targets in the four future scenarios? A transformation ofhistorical proportions are needed – and it needs to start immediately. According to the sustainabilityassessment conducted within the project, the environmental goals of climate and land use can be reachedin all scenarios, even though it demands changing multiple parameters at the same time. Nothing pointsto it being impossible or generally difcult to achieve the social goals in the four scenarios, however theremight be diferent aspects that are particularly tricky. There are both development potentials and risks,which can be diametrically opposite for diferent social groups and parts of the country, depending onthe local prerequisites.Many diferent images of sustainable futures are needed. The scenarios should be seen as a tool fordiscussion and analysis when it comes to planning for a sustainable societal development beyondGDP growth. They challenge notions of what is possible, what changes that can and should be made,6what decisions that are needed and what should be prioritized. The scenarios all suggest a largechange compared the current development trajectory, and for example all point towards the need forredistribution of resources. It might involve economic resources, but could also relate to power andinfluence over production, or the possibility to use land for production of food, materials and energy.This redistribution could happen according to diferent principles in the diferent scenarios.In all the scenarios, the consumption of goods and of meat is reduced. Flight travel also needs to bedrastically reduced to reach the climate target. There is furthermore a need for reducing the constructionof both housing and road infrastructure, although to varying extents in the four scenarios. Other aspectssuch as working hours, the organization of welfare systems, the characteristics of the built environmentand the amount of infrastructure needed are on the other hand diferent in the diferent scenarios.The research program has explored what a development that isn't based on economic growth, in linewith the strategies that are depicted in the scenarios, would mean for rural as well as urban conditions.Three case study municipalities were selected with regards to their diferent geographical location,built form, economic development and size of the population: Övertorneå, Alingsås and Malmö. Insome sub-studies in these diferent contexts, descriptions emerged of cognitive as well as structuralbarriers, a sense of powerlessness and a weak capacity for transition among diferent actors. This isconnected to expectations and general assumptions regarding growth, partly irrespective of the context.Municipalities and companies to a large extent plan for and expect a societal development that buildsupon a further expansion of infrastructure, transport and consumption. Despite visions for sustainabledevelopment, in practice this often leads to a reproduction of current unsustainable structures and waysof life.At the same time, specific empirical studies within the project point toward stories of self-sufciency,of regional upswings and that the population is more important than GDP. There is an increasedawareness and a multitude of examples of experimenting with new sustainable practices that constituteseeds for change. Critiques against planning for continuous growth is being taken more seriously andclearer political visions are demanded. New forms of organizing the economy, society and welfare arealso being developed. Some examples include working from a perspective on socio-ecological justice,integration of sustainability targets in all planning, and developing new roles for consumers andproducers. These ideas can be seen as windows of opportunity, but also show that change can happenwithin the current system.The future means change. In this research program, we point towards some possible futures that aimat reaching certain sustainability targets. The scenarios and the discussion and analysis that they havebrought about show that there is an opportunity to move towards a sustainable development withmaintained or even increased well-being – provided that the understanding of well-being is based onother values than those of our current society. For these possible future trajectories to gain support,there is a need of political instruments and measures that actively drive the development towards a justand safe operating space for humanity

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