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Context-Sensitive Urban Research on Energy-Related Challenges in Housing: Sociocultural and Spatial Dimensions in Bulgaria

Version 1 : Received: 3 February 2022 / Approved: 7 February 2022 / Online: 7 February 2022 (15:57:42 CET)

How to cite: Dimitrova, E.; Tasheva-Petrova, M.; Burov, A.; Mutafchiiska, I. Context-Sensitive Urban Research on Energy-Related Challenges in Housing: Sociocultural and Spatial Dimensions in Bulgaria. Preprints 2022, 2022020095 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0095.v1). Dimitrova, E.; Tasheva-Petrova, M.; Burov, A.; Mutafchiiska, I. Context-Sensitive Urban Research on Energy-Related Challenges in Housing: Sociocultural and Spatial Dimensions in Bulgaria. Preprints 2022, 2022020095 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0095.v1).

Abstract

Stemming from the Bulgarian case study developed within a European research project (ECHOES, Horizon 2020), the paper discusses the links between: (a) the urgent need to operationalize EU energy transition policy in the housing domain; (b) the complexity of factors influencing the policy implementation in different contexts – geographical, economic, and technical but also social and cultural; and (c) the important role of the urban level in policy implementation. Under the specific spatial planning context of Bulgaria, the local collective energy-related decision-making in the housing field evolves through the interaction – formal (at the municipal level of governance) and informal (individuals, households and homeowners’ associations taking decisions on self-organization and collective action). The authors claim that interdisciplinary context-sensitive research would contribute to a better understanding for the ongoing energy-related decision-making processes at the local level and would enable the development and implementation of effective and efficient policy instruments in support of energy transition in the housing sector in Europe.

Keywords

energy transition; qualitative research; housing in Bulgaria; collective decision-making

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Other

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