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Making the sustainable more sustainable: public transport and the collaborative spaces of policy translation
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Mobility, actors and planning processes.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 419-433Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates where and how sustainable transport goals are translated into public transport planning and operations. The case where this is explored is the Regional Public Transport Authority (RPTA) in Stockholm, Sweden. By drawing upon recent discussions on policy translation and political-administrative relationships, sustainable transport is found to be translated in two different collaborative spaces in the RTPA. In the market side of the authority, which is mainly preoccupied with procurement of traffic and compliance issues, sustainable transport is translated into quantitative goals (including biofuels, emissions, noise, etc.) and mechanically reproduced from the politicians via the civil servants to the private operators. In the planning side of the authority, sustainability measurements have been hard to quantify and the challenge to integrate land-use and transport planning is resolved in an organic manner, in specific projects, between the strategic transport planners in the RPTA and the land-use planners in the municipalities, at a distance from the politicians' involvement. Throughout the RPTA, sustainable transport has broadened to also include social sustainability, although this has been difficult to translate into quantitative measurements, which is the desired mode of governance by the politicians.

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Routledge, 2018. Vol. 20, no 4, p. 419-433
Keywords [en]
Sustainability, Policy, Public transport, Planning, Case study, Procurement, Planning, Land use
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Economic Geography
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 111 Road: Public transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-13127DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2018.1432345ISI: 000434336800002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85041183010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-13127DiVA, id: diva2:1232455
Available from: 2018-07-11 Created: 2018-07-11 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved

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