Sustainable Development In Practice - Infrastructure for the third generation mobile telephone system in Sweden
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Paper in conference proceeding
The case of the 3G infrastructure illustrates how the sustainability issues are handled in planning and environmental management, with conflicting goals between institutional levels and competing legislation. At the national level economic and technological optimism and regional policy is in conflict with environmental and sustainability goals. No SEA was made of the entire system. The infrastructure is assessed through one permit for each mast, at the local level, giving the administrative system an extreme challenge. There are unexpected environmental and social impacts as a result from the lack of comprehensive assessment.
Based on surveys of all local planning authorities, a regional sample of permit processes and examination of legal cases the paper examines the outcomes of the fragmented assessment of the local permit process level, from a sustainability perspective, what are emerging effects and conflicts? An analysis of the potential of a comprehensive national SEA of the system to uncover unsustainabilities will be made.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Title of host publication||Conference proceedings|
|Publisher||International Association for Impact Assessment|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2007|
Related research output
Research output: Thesis › Licentiate Thesis
2005/03/01 → 2014/09/15
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research