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‘My Green Neighbourhood’: potentials and limits of a redevelopment initiative in a stigmatized housing estate
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (CUReS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5486-8273
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (CUReS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7737-5850
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the shadow of the debate on the role of global, national and local government levels in environmental governance the potentials and willingness of households/individuals to change their attitudes and behaviour towards sustainable consumption and life styles are issues increasingly raised in policy and research, as illustrated by concepts like “ecological citizen”, “political consumer” and “moral agent”. The empirical focus of this paper will be upon an attempt by a municipal housing company to approach the residents of a stigmatized, multi-family estate with a redevelopment scheme expressing a will to combine social and ecological qualities under the brand “My Green Neighbourhood”. Considering the area´s multi-ethnical, socially vulnerable, and “stigmatized” character, the company wants to increase residents´ participation, and identification with the area, and at the same time changing their behaviour by constructing energy saving and other “green” technical solutions.  Drawing upon data describing the aim and scope of the redevelopment scheme as presented by the company, the dialogue activities planned, and partly implemented, and the residents´ reactions so far our analysis will be related to similar research done by ourselves and others, and interpreted in the framework of current theoretical debates on the potentials and limits of deliberative environmentalism. Can projects like this inspire residents to make them “behaving clean”, maybe even without “thinking green”, and at the same time strengthen their positive identification with the neighbourhood? What are the potentials and limits of deliberative top-down interventions of this kind?  Do they contribute to accountable, just and legitimate earth governance?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keywords [en]
neighbourhood development, sustainable citiy, citizen participation, climate change mitigation
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography; Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-26105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-26105DiVA, id: diva2:558695
Conference
Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, 18-20 April 2012
Projects
My Green Neighbourhood (Delegationen för hållbara städer och ÖrebroBostäder)Available from: 2012-10-04 Created: 2012-10-04 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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