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Infrastructures, lock-in, and sustainable urban development: the case of waste incineration in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area

Corvellec, Hervé LU ; Zapata Campos, Maria José LU and Zapata, Patrik (2013) In Journal of Cleaner Production 50(1). p.32-39
Abstract
This article explains how infrastructures with a sustainability record may evolve over time into a lock-in that slows the emergence of more sustainable urban infrastructures. A study of waste incineration in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area, Sweden, serves as an illustrative case. Taking leads from Unruh (2000, 2002), four rationales of lock-in are identified in the case: institutional, technical, cultural, and material. The article describes how these rationales, one by one and in collaboration, lock-in waste handling in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area to incineration. The article also suggests that these four rationales could serve as a program to unlock urban infrastructures. Asking the question "Are we in a lock-in?" is featured as a... (More)
This article explains how infrastructures with a sustainability record may evolve over time into a lock-in that slows the emergence of more sustainable urban infrastructures. A study of waste incineration in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area, Sweden, serves as an illustrative case. Taking leads from Unruh (2000, 2002), four rationales of lock-in are identified in the case: institutional, technical, cultural, and material. The article describes how these rationales, one by one and in collaboration, lock-in waste handling in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area to incineration. The article also suggests that these four rationales could serve as a program to unlock urban infrastructures. Asking the question "Are we in a lock-in?" is featured as a practical starting point for planning changes in urban infrastructure governance that contribute to sustainability. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Urban, Incineration, Waste management, Lock-in, Infrastructure, governance, Sweden, sustainability, waste
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Journal of Cleaner Production
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50
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1
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32 - 39
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Elsevier
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0959-6526
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.009
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English
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  author       = {Corvellec, Hervé and Zapata Campos, Maria José and Zapata, Patrik},
  issn         = {0959-6526},
  keyword      = {Urban,Incineration,Waste management,Lock-in,Infrastructure,governance,Sweden,sustainability,waste},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {32--39},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Cleaner Production},
  title        = {Infrastructures, lock-in, and sustainable urban development: the case of waste incineration in the Goteborg Metropolitan Area},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.009},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2013},
}