More than 30 years of work on sustainability, planning a fossil fuel free city.
CASE STAGE: Well established and running
LOCATION: City of Växjö (Sweden)
TRANSITION CONNECTION: No
GOVERNANCE: Top-down Växjö City Council
This case is very interesting for the long experience and the solutions adopted, particularly on the governance model. Here we can see what happens when you are successful in planning for the long term in a systemic way. At the same time you can apply reverse engineering and spot the ingredients you need to develop effective strategies. What you discover is that many aspects are very “transition like” ante litteram.
DOMAINS: Renewable Energy, Town planning, Urbanism and Housing, Transportation, Education, Raising awareness about sustainability, climate change, healthy living, environmental issues, etc., Economy, Systemic Change (not focused on particular projects).
MiT note – It is considered pertinent for phase 2 (to look for frameworks/tools) but maybe too “advanced” for a pilot.