Urban and regional planning for sustainability

Authors: Kristina Trygg*, Linköping University
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Geography
Keywords: urban and regional planning, strategic planning, time geography, sustainability
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Congressional B, Omni, West
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Urban and regional planning is one of the most powerful local instruments to shape urban and regional development and create sustainable cities of tomorrow. Yet currently, planning practices hardly have strategies and instruments to assess, adapt to and shape social and environmental consequences of the ongoing rapid technological change in energy and transport and to facilitate sustainable and socially inclusive innovations in these sectors. To understand this the concept of strategic planning for sustainability. Cities are often put forward as both the solution and challenge for cities to achieve the sustainability goals. How cities are planed are seen as an important factor for reducing the energy use in the cities. Today’s model to do this is often to reduce the amount of land use and to coordinate planning of transports and buildings. The time-geography perspective can be helpful to get a holistic view of the planning in cities for sustainability. How decisions-making looks like when planning for sustainability needs to be taken in a wider context, the system, management, production, values and policy needs to be considered. Hence, different planning actors might have different decision-making system for sustainability issues.

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