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Backcasting images of the future city-Time and space for sustainable development in Stockholm
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2011 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 78, no 5, 819-834 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents and discusses a backcasting study for Stockholm 2050. The focus is on developing images of a future where Stockholm citizens have sustainable energy use-here defined as a 60% reduction per capita over a 50-year period. The perspective is that of households, so all energy is allocated to individuals' activities rather than being discussed from a sector perspective. Six images of the future are developed by combining a space dimension (three versions of changes in urban structure) and a time dimension (two versions of people's life tempo). Added to this is technological development, so that the images of the future illustrate how combinations of planning, behavioural change and technological development could lead to sustainable energy use.

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2011. Vol. 78, no 5, 819-834 p.
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Backcasting, City, Energy, Sustainable urban development
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67846DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.01.009ISI: 000291139100006OAI: diva2:471688
authorCount :3Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-02Bibliographically approved

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