Behavioral Science Informed Governance for Urban and Regional Futures

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    Insights from the behavioral sciences have rapidly gained prominence to accelerate urban climate action. Effectively, the behavioral sciences challenge the long-held assumption that humans are ‘rational’, ‘self-interested’, and ‘utility maximizing’. Rather, because of our in-built biases and heuristics, we humans often make decisions that are not in our best interest, let alone that of society at large. Lessons from behavioral science-informed governance for urban climate action that has proven to work may help to tackle other urban challenges too.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPalgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures
    Editors Robert Brears
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
    ISBN (Print)9783030877446
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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