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The Spaghetti City. Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Water Governance: Case Study: Malmö

Gutierrez, Hilda María LU (2013) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20131
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
As the world faces great sustainability challenges, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are being linked to sustainability transitions as a desired approach for many cities, especially in the Nordic countries. This thesis looked at how the City of Malmö in Sweden, as a case study, is currently governing the transition towards climate adaptation and environmental sustainability, with a focus on urban water governance. The aim was to address urban water governance barriers and opportunities by describing present practices in the city of Malmö using an institutional capacity attributes framework.
Identifying governance attributes in Malmö served as a basis for understanding how governance and organisational dynamics are influencing... (More)
As the world faces great sustainability challenges, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are being linked to sustainability transitions as a desired approach for many cities, especially in the Nordic countries. This thesis looked at how the City of Malmö in Sweden, as a case study, is currently governing the transition towards climate adaptation and environmental sustainability, with a focus on urban water governance. The aim was to address urban water governance barriers and opportunities by describing present practices in the city of Malmö using an institutional capacity attributes framework.
Identifying governance attributes in Malmö served as a basis for understanding how governance and organisational dynamics are influencing water management. It also helped to explore the relationship between urban governance and adaptive capacity by discussing opportunities and barriers in building capacity for change in Malmö. The results suggest that governance and organizational dynamics are playing an important role in shaping urban water management and environmental goals in the City of Malmö. Thus indicating that innovation in water management practices must include forms of governance and organisational dynamics.
The title of this thesis “Spaghetti City” is a metaphor for how the City of Malmö is trying to tangle up and chew complex issues. (Less)
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author
Gutierrez, Hilda María LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
environmental sustainability, climate adaptation, Urban water governance, sustainability transitions, Malmö, Sweden, Nordic countries
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2013:04
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
4196414
date added to LUP
2013-12-17 14:51:58
date last changed
2013-12-17 14:51:58
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  abstract     = {As the world faces great sustainability challenges, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are being linked to sustainability transitions as a desired approach for many cities, especially in the Nordic countries. This thesis looked at how the City of Malmö in Sweden, as a case study, is currently governing the transition towards climate adaptation and environmental sustainability, with a focus on urban water governance. The aim was to address urban water governance barriers and opportunities by describing present practices in the city of Malmö using an institutional capacity attributes framework.
Identifying governance attributes in Malmö served as a basis for understanding how governance and organisational dynamics are influencing water management. It also helped to explore the relationship between urban governance and adaptive capacity by discussing opportunities and barriers in building capacity for change in Malmö. The results suggest that governance and organizational dynamics are playing an important role in shaping urban water management and environmental goals in the City of Malmö. Thus indicating that innovation in water management practices must include forms of governance and organisational dynamics.
The title of this thesis “Spaghetti City” is a metaphor for how the City of Malmö is trying to tangle up and chew complex issues.},
  author       = {Gutierrez, Hilda María},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {environmental sustainability,climate adaptation,Urban water governance,sustainability transitions,Malmö,Sweden,Nordic countries},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {The Spaghetti City. Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Water Governance: Case Study: Malmö},
  year         = {2013},
}