THE DYNAMICS OF LOCAL PROCESSES TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT - THE CASE OF LUND, SWEDEN

A number of local communities in the industrialised countries are starting to adapt sustainability as a goal in comprehensive plans and other planning activities. In the paper for this conference, the in-depth case study of transport policy-making and planning in the local community of Lund (74,000 inhabitants) in Sweden is presented. The actual potentials and barriers in the attempt to move towards a more environmentally sustainable transport system, seen from a local perspective, are discussed. Or in other words, what is the capacity for environmentally sustainable transport (EST) at the local level - given the example of Lund? In 1997-98 the community of Lund developed and produced the plan "LundaMaTs" - a package deal for environmentally sustainable transport in Lund. This plan can be considered a thorough example of the integration of local transport planning, urban planning and Agenda 21 planning. In this paper the process of "LundaMaTs" is discussed until the initiation of concrete projects (including their possible concrete outcomes). Through the case study method the concrete practice's of policy-making and planning in Lund is presented in order to discuss how a local community may help to move towards less unsustainable transport systems. The administrative set-up is described, the policy-styles and the participatory set-up affecting "LundaMaTs", but also discussed is this process of policy-making and planning in terms of innovation capability and strategy proficiency. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104586.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 239-51
  • Serial:
    • Volume: P430

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00790423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-321-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM