SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS AND ORGANISATIONS
Nedläggning av vattenledning Stockholm 1897

Historic study of regimes and dominating models for building and management of municipal WS and streets

Challenge

To look ahead, we should also see and learn from past events. The focus of this project is to investigate the longer historical development lines around municipal infrastructure in Sweden.

The aim is to put today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in asset management in a larger context. Has there been a Swedish model for municipal infrastructure? In which systems have builders and system administrators acted during different phases of the historical development? 

Have there been dominant models for construction and management? And what role has, for example, urbanisation played?

Expected results

A comparison between VA and street / road, considered infrastructural system, is expected to be an important part of the project. How do these systems relate to a changing historical context, both in terms of overall political and economic conditions and in relation to the emergence of other systems?

 

The image shows the installation of a water main in Stockholm in 1897.
The photographer is unknown, source Stockholm City Museum.

 

 

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Timeplan

2021

Project manager

Pär Blomkvist, University of Mälardalen
par.blomkvist@mdh.se

Partners

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Expected impacts:

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Improved sustainable efficiency by 20 percent

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Competence deficiencies will decrease by 50 percent

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Over 50 municipalities are role models for sustainable asset management

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The state-owned authorities practice sustainable asset management on a daily basis

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At least ten companies have adopted the results from the programme and export service / products, competence and practice

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More than five SME’s have been established due to results from the programme

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