Collaborative planning through dialogue models: situated practices, the pursuit of transferability and the role of leadership

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Abstract

Sweden is considered an environmental sustainability pioneer, targeting a 50% reduction in energy use in buildings by 2050. This ambitious goal requires the active engagement of municipal actors and the building sector. Dialogue processes have been identified as a way to mobilize such engagement, but in earlier research, there has been a lack of studies where dialogue practices are analyzed in real-time and on location and where the role of leadership has been scrutinized. Taking two cases in Malmö as a starting point, the aim of this paper is to analyze the interconnections between dialogue models and the local context and to examine how the role of process leadership affects exchanges between included actors. The results show that it is difficult to create guidelines useful in the local context and that learning was embedded in the doing and was transferred through the process leaders.

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  • Political Science
  • Human Geography

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  • dialogue, sustainable city district, collaborative planning, sustainable planning, leadership
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020 May 12
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes