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Book chapter - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Expectations. Hope and despair: professionals’ struggle to navigate multiple planning ideas in public-private collaboration

Kågström, Mari


This chapter gives insights into the practical dilemmas of collaboration in sustainable city development by recounting the experiences of a group of sustainability process managers, who struggled to work together within a private-public collaborative framework. The dilemmas are described from the perspective of the managers and their need to navigate a multitude of parallel ideas or models for the way planning should be managed and what collaboration should comprise. This situation places excessive pressure on individual professionals to resolve how to proceed, and at the same time leaves them quite ill-prepared for doing so.

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Book title: Dilemmas of sustainable urban development : A view from practice
eISBN: 9780429294457
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development

UKÄ Subject classification

Landscape Architecture

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