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Beyond the regime: can Integrated Sustainability Assessment address the barriers to effective sustainable passenger mobility policy?

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  • Lorraine Whitmarsh
  • John Turnpenny
  • Bjőrn Nykvist
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    Sustainability policy making is hampered by a tendency towards sector-based, short-term and often techno-fix perspectives. This paper describes a novel policy development and assessment framework - Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA) - that may help address problems of unsustainability in a more integrated and strategic manner. ISA involves two primary methods: transition analysis and stakeholder engagement. The ISA case study on sustainable passenger mobility suggests ISA is well equipped to produce a holistic analysis of mobility systems, illustrate radical alternatives to the status quo and foster social learning. Further research should explore its potential to induce long-term behavioural or institutional change.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

    Volume (Year): 52 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 973-991

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:52:y:2009:i:8:p:973-991

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    Keywords: sustainability assessment; mobility; transitions; stakeholder engagement; social learning;

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