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By Mattias Höjer

What might a destiny Western urban appear like if strength use consistent with capita was once diminished through sixty percentage? this can be the overarching query researchers have addressed in an immense backcasting examine conducted in Stockholm lately, and their solutions are printed during this book.

In Images of the longer term urban: Time and area For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from quite a few disciplines provide info on a number of features of a destiny sustainable urban, together with commute, housing, consuming, time use, intake and concrete shape. the result's an entire representation of what it can be wish to reside in a urban in accordance with sustainable power use, with Stockholm 2050 because the geographical and temporal atmosphere. This publication is a perfect supplement to reviews exhibiting the possibly devastating ecological results of weather swap, reports attempting to calculate the prices of weather swap, and stories attempting to determine the main urgent wishes in getting ready for the hot climate.

In Images of the longer term urban: Time and house For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from various disciplines provide info on various features of a destiny sustainable urban, together with commute, housing, consuming, time use, intake and concrete shape. the result's an entire representation of what it may be wish to reside in a urban in line with sustainable power use, with Stockholm 2050 because the geographical and temporal surroundings. This publication is a perfect supplement to experiences exhibiting the possibly devastating ecological results of weather switch, stories attempting to calculate the prices of weather swap, and stories attempting to establish the main urgent wishes in getting ready for the hot climate.

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Climate options for the long term”, 2003; Åkerman, J. and Höjer, M. , 2006. 6 Similar versions of backcasting have been described in Dreborg (2004) and Höjer, M. and Mattsson, L. G. “Determinism and backcasting in futures studies”, 2000. 1 Backcasting 13 The first step is to establish criteria and goals. In this study we choose criteria for sustainable resource use, as we mean that these are basic components in the sustainability concept and own a more absolute character than those criteria that can be formulated regarding social and economic development.

The one used here can be named target-oriented backcasting. 6 Höjer, M. What is the point of IT? 2000a and Dreborg, K. H. Scenarios and structural uncertainty, 2004. 4 Johansson, T. B. et al. “Sweden beyond oil: the efficient use of energy”, 1983; Kaijser, A. et al. Changing direction: energy policy and new technology, 1991; Lönnroth, M. et al. Solar versus nuclear, 1980; Robinson, J. B. “Energy backcasting”, 1982 and Steen, P. et al. ), 1981. 5 På väg mot ett miljöanpassat transportsystem (Towards an environmentally adapted transport system), 1996; Transport and environment, 1999; Steen, P.

W. Norton, New York Nilsson L (1989) Den urbana transitionen: tätorterna i svensk samhällsomvandling 1800–1980. Stadshistoriska institutet, Stockholm Soya E (2000) Postmetropolis: critical studies of cities and regions. 1 Backcasting There are three basically different categories of future studies, each answering ­different types of questions. 1 It is the last category that informs this book, the type of futures study that has specific goals to strive for. In some cases these goals can be fulfilled simply by making the right decision or if the existing development pattern continues on the road taken.

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