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Stine Madsen

PhD student

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Cities and climate change – examining advantages and challenges of urban climate change experiments

Author

  • Stine Madsen
  • Teis Hansen

Summary, in English

This paper contributes to the literature on urban climate change experiments by analysing ascribed advantages and challenges of organizing climate change experiments at the urban scale, and by examining how local actions translate into effect. We here distinguish between effects of experiments in achieving actual sustainability gains (‘goal-oriented objectives’) and instigating broader institutional change (‘process-oriented objectives’). Empirically, we analyse efforts related to energy supply in two Danish urban climate change experiments: The ‘CPH 2025 Climate Plan’ in Copenhagen, and ‘ProjectZero’ in Sønderborg. Our analysis poses considerable question marks over the importance of the advantages ascribed to urban climate change experiments including ‘authority advantages’ and possibilities of ‘engaging and mobilizing stakeholders’.

Department/s

  • CIRCLE
  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

282-299

Publication/Series

European Planning Studies

Volume

27

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Economic Geography
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published

Project

  • Where does the green economy grow? The Geography Of Nordic Sustainability Transitions

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1469-5944