A fractal approach to sustainability transition of urban infrastructures
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|Tila||Julkaistu - 2 kesäkuuta 2017|
|Tapahtuma||The 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference: hopefulNESS - University of Tampere, Tampere, Suomi|
Kesto: 6 kesäkuuta 2017 → 8 kesäkuuta 2017
|Conference||The 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference|
|Ajanjakso||6/06/17 → 8/06/17|
We address the role and future organisation of infrastructures by claiming, first, that we would need to consider decentralised infrastructures, which are also integrated and multifunctional. Second, this would imply introducing practices of collaborative governance and integration of bottom-up and top-down policies. We explore these two sustainability ideas with an empirical case study of the Hiedanranta urban regeneration project in Tampere, Finland. We start by conceptualizing the relationship between fractal thinking and the need to develop decentralized, integrated and multifunctional infrastructures. We suppose that fractality is potentially useful, because sustainability transition requires systemic change and multiscalar understanding. Fractal systems exhibit self-similarity across scales. Additionally, we use data from an envisioning project and stakeholder workshops dealing with Hiedanranta. We conclude by presenting central elements for further research on the relationship of fractality and infrastructures in the context of urban sustainability.