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I am a doctoral student at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, and enrolled in the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS). In my research I study policy for urban transport in Stockholm.
Transport and how it is structured has a powerful impact on urban structure and life. It is also widely recognized as a crucial factor in global work towards sustainable development, and more locally as a necessity of everyday life and urban growth. These many functions of transport, as well as observed discrepancies between climate targets and projections, made me interested in studying the basic assumptions in transport policy:
- How is ‘sustainable transport’ described in policy?
- Into what kind of tool does policy make transport?
- How does this relate to ‘sustainability’?
I use Carol Bacchi’s approach What’s the problem represented to be and aim to contribute to the growing field of qualitative and critical studies of transport policy.