Embedded research of the River City process

The project has evaluated and monitored the process of the River City project and its strategy for the River City, a central area on both sides of the river in ​​Gothenburg, Sweden. The project was held in collaboration with the City of Gothenburg.

The project has followed the River City project by mapping actors and networks and by analyzing the dialogue and process as well as the organization and management. Constructive feedback has been given regularly to the project management to evolve and make the process more effective. 

Also see the on-going project Embedded Research and Learning for Realization of River City Vision.

Photo: City of Gothenburg, City Planning Authority


  • Styra städer. Om strategier, hållbarhet och politik
    Brorström, S. Lund: Studentlitetratur, 2015
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Book
  • Strategizing sustainability: the case of River City, Gothenburg
    Brorström, S. Cities, vol 42, part A, 2015, 25-30, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2014.08.005
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Strategizing sustainability: the case of River City Gothenburg
    Brorström, S. The Göteborg Public Management Seminar 2013, Kommunforskning i Västsverige, Högskolan i Borås, GRI/Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, Lunds universitet och Kvalitetsmässan. Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Älvstaden: lärdomar från visions- och strategiprocessen
    Brorström, S. KFi-report 120. KFi – Kommunforskning i Västsverige, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • The city as constituted by numbers: accounting practices shaping the future city
    Brorström, S. 10th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Research Group (IPA). Cardiff, Wales, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • The city as constituted by numbers: a city strategy process in practice
    Brorström, S. The 28th EGOS Colloquium 2012: Design!?: Strategy-as-Practice Paper Development Workshop, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). Helsinki, Finland, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Creating the image of sustainability: the city of Gothenburg
    Brorström, S. China Symposium 2012: Chinese mega-cities in the world, Stockholm University and Fudan University, Shanghai. Stockholm, Sweden, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Medborgardialog Centrala Älvstaden
    Brorström, S. & Åström, J. Mistra Urban Futures, 2011
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Centrala Älvstaden - höga förväntningar och stora utmaningar
    Brorström, S. Kfi-rapport 115. KFi – Kommunforskning i Västsverige, 2011
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Centrala Älvstaden: höga förväntningar och stora utmaningar
    Brorström, S. Mistra Urban Futures Papers 2012:2. Gothenburg: Mistra Urban Futures, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief

Project members

  • Sara Brorström

    Sara Brorström is a researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI), at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

    Contact me
  • Joachim Åström
    Contact me