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Sustainable cities: lessons from a Swedish community-level initiative

This SEI policy brief presents lessons learned about promoting sustainable lifestyles in the Sustainable Hökarängen project in Stockholm.

Katarina Axelsson / Published on 3 October 2016

Axelsson, K. (2016). Sustainable cities: lessons from a Swedish community-level initiative. Policy Brief. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm

Hållbara Hökarängen (Sustainable Hökarängen) was a community-level project in the Swedish capital that explored ways to promote more sustainable lifestyle choices among urban residents.

Using an action-research approach and an eclectic communication strategy, Sustainable Hökarängen trialled and developed different ways to engage residents, businesses and other local stakeholders, and to build momentum and structures for lasting positive change.

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Katarina Axelsson
Katarina Axelsson

Senior Policy Fellow

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