Strategizing sustainability: The case of River City, Gothenburg
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

This article deals with how sustainable initiatives enfolds in practice by a rich empirical case of the city of Gothenburg in western Sweden. Here a two-year project of drafting vision and strategies for the city was completed with the aim to create a sustainable future city. The article highlights the hidden side of sustainability work and contributes to the growing literature of critical engagement with sustainability practice. The article demonstrates that, despite good intentions to create a sustainable city, practical considerations can hinder agreement on how to act, where one problem is the strive for consensus in a setting in which consensus is not, and should not be, possible. Instead, the risk is that the sustainability work will become mired in symbolic battles as the deadline approaches.

City visions

Ethnography

City conflicts

Politics

Sustainability practice

Strategies

Författare

Sara Brorström

Göteborgs universitet

Mistra Urban Futures

Cities

0264-2751 (ISSN)

Vol. 42 PartA 25-30

Ämneskategorier

Studier av offentlig förvaltning

Företagsekonomi

DOI

10.1016/j.cities.2014.08.005