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Löfgren, Sofia
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Löfgren, S. (2020). Designing with differences, cross-disciplinary collaboration in transport infrastructure planning and design. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 4, Article ID 100106.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing with differences, cross-disciplinary collaboration in transport infrastructure planning and design
2020 (English)In: Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ISSN 2590-1982, Vol. 4, article id 100106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study explores enablers and barriers of collaborative planning and design work in transport infrastructure planning projects, drawing upon five cases of projects in Sweden. The study apply a set of theoretical lenses complied of previous research focusing professional knowledge and co-production in planning and design practices, and research revolving around the concept of boundary objects in studies of collaborative work. The study provides insights into the mechanisms of practitioners' learning across professional boundaries: what they learn from each other, how they learn, and how the learning facilitates collaborative work. The results show that disciplinary barriers can be bridged through both individual efforts and project management strategies.

This study shed light a set of enablers on individual level including; 1) a capacity to change focus between solving tasks within the remit of one's own discipline and jointly solving tasks together with professionals representing other disciplines; 2) curiosity and interest other professional perspectives; 3) willingness to learn from other professionals; and 4) motivation to engage in cross-disciplinary design processes. Project management is proposed to enable collaboration by; 1) opening up discussions about reasons and motives for collaborative work; 2) opening up discussions about strategies for collaborative processes; 3) promoting and facilitating learning processes among project participants, 4) coordinating meetings and activities for collaboration, and 5) facilitating deliberative dialogues at project meetings in which different types of knowledge can be put forth and interrelated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Transport infrastructure planning, Cross-disciplinary collaboration, Landscape architects, Engineers, Boundary objects, Professional knowledge
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-78231 (URN)10.1016/j.trip.2020.100106 (DOI)2-s2.0-85081887789 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2020;Nivå 1;2020-05-26 (alebob)

Available from: 2020-03-27 Created: 2020-03-27 Last updated: 2020-05-26Bibliographically approved
Löfgren, S., Nilsson, K. L. & Johansson, C. (2018). Considering landscape in strategic transport planning. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 65, 396-408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Considering landscape in strategic transport planning
2018 (English)In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, ISSN 1361-9209, E-ISSN 1879-2340, Vol. 65, p. 396-408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The implementation of transport infrastructure plans often has significant impacts on landscapes, especially where new roads and railroads are built. Key decisions regarding the building of new transport infrastructures are often made on a strategic level, where the long-term development of a region is determined, and before the infrastructure project actually begins. In this paper we build on previous advances in Strategic Environmental Assessment theory by linking the process-related issues of the integration of these assessments in general to landscape issues in particular; we use a multiple case study of Swedish transport planning.

Results of this study indicate that the particular planning processes we looked at failed to carry out strategic landscape assessments and integrate landscape assessments in the planning process. We conclude that this can be explained by the flawed procedure of assessing landscape, the unhelpful structuring of SEA reports and by process-related issues. The idea of applying a holistic understanding of landscape, in line with the ELC, was notably absent from the studied cases. The lack of consideration of landscape as a whole can be attributed to poor use of dissipated and fragmented knowledge about landscapes as well as weaknesses in the assessment procedure. Our results indicate that the traditions of EIA are still prevalent in the practice of SEA, despite the fact that SEA theory has moved away from EIA-based methodology to become a tool for integrating environmental concerns into decision-making and for paying close attention to strategic decision processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Landscape, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Strategic planning, Transport planning, European Landscape Convention
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71091 (URN)10.1016/j.trd.2018.09.001 (DOI)000453626000027 ()2-s2.0-85053815921 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-10-03 (svasva)

Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-01-30Bibliographically approved
Löfgren, S. & Nilsson, K. (2016). Landskap inom miljöbedömning för långsiktig infrastrukturplanering: En analys av miljöbedömningen för regionala infrastrukturplaner 2014-2025 (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Landskap inom miljöbedömning för långsiktig infrastrukturplanering: En analys av miljöbedömningen för regionala infrastrukturplaner 2014-2025
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016. p. 71
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Keywords
Civil engineering and architecture - Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration, infrastruktur, länstransportplan, långsiktig planering, landskap, miljöbedömning, regional planering, väg- och järnvägsplanering, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Arkitektur och bebyggelsevård
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-24803 (URN)c9230094-0b8f-4eee-a398-f21d26467ce8 (Local ID)978-91-7583-499-3 (ISBN)978-91-7583-500-6 (ISBN)c9230094-0b8f-4eee-a398-f21d26467ce8 (Archive number)c9230094-0b8f-4eee-a398-f21d26467ce8 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2016; 20151116 (lofsof)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
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