Sustainable business models and organisations

Governance and organisation of infrastructure asset management in a life cycle analysis perspective


A multitude of actors, responsible for different parts of infrastructure systems’ maintenence, has led to institutional void and gaps in governance. Coordination and collaboration partly fill this void and these gaps, but maintenance work is still fragmented and lag behind in performance.

How should responsibilities and tasks be organized so that the maintenance of infrastructures meets desired goals from a lifecycle analysis perspective?

Expected results

Case studies with an empirical focus of municipal water and sewer (WS) and road infrastructure in municipalities with a growing and degrowing population.

The empirical material will be gathered by the industrial PhD students in the programme (projects 1.2, 1.5-1.8).




2018 – 2021

Project manager

Alexander Paulsson, VTI

Robert Jonsson, LiU


VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping University

Expected impacts:


Improved sustainable efficiency by 20 percent


Competence deficiencies will decrease by 50 percent


Over 50 municipalities are role models for sustainable asset management

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