Future City

Co-­creating Sustainable Urban Futures

A Primer on Applying Transition Management in Cities

Editors: Frantzeskaki, N., Hölscher, K., Bach, M., Avelino, F. (Eds.)

  • It is the first book that comprehensively yet concisely introduces the transition management approach in the urban context with a specific focus on enabling readers to understand and co-create urban sustainability transitions
  • A variety of case studies across the world offer rich examples for designing transition management interventions in different contexts
  • The book provides critical reflections on the implications, opportunities and challenges for designing and applying transition management in and for cities
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About this book

This is a unique book that provides rich knowledge on how to understand and actively contribute to urban sustainability transitions. The book combines theoretical frameworks and tools with practical experiences on transition management as a framework that supports urban planning and governance towards sustainability. The book offers the opportunity to become actively engaged in working towards sustainable futures of cities. Readers of this book will be equipped to understand the complexity of urban sustainability transitions and diagnose persistent unsustainability problems in cities. Urban planners and professionals will build competences for designing transition management processes in cities and engaging with multidisciplinary knowledge in solution-seeking processes. The heart of the book marks the variety of very different local case studies across the world – including, amongst others, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, La Botija in Honduras, Sydney in Australia and Cleveland in the US. These rich studies give inspiration and practical insights to young planners on how to create sustainable urban futures in collaboration with other stakeholders.

The case studies and critical reflections on applications of transition management in cities offer food for thought and welcome criticism. They also introduce new lenses to understand the bigger picture that co-creation dynamics play in terms of power, (dis-)empowerment, legitimacy and changing actor roles. This will equip the readers with a deep understanding of the dynamics, opportunities and challenges present in urban contexts and urban sustainability transitions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Transition Management in and for Cities: Introducing a New Governance Approach to Address Urban Challenges

    Frantzeskaki, Niki (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Understanding the Urban Context and Its Challenges

    Frantzeskaki, Niki (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Introducing Sustainability Transitions’ Thinking in Urban Contexts

    Frantzeskaki, Niki (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Transition Management: Guiding Principles and Applications

    Wittmayer, Julia M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Urban Planning and Transition Management: Rationalities, Instruments and Dialectics

    Wolfram, Marc

    Pages 103-125

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69273-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69271-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-­creating Sustainable Urban Futures
Book Subtitle
A Primer on Applying Transition Management in Cities
Editors
  • Niki Frantzeskaki
  • Katharina Hölscher
  • Matthew Bach
  • Flor Avelino
Series Title
Future City
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69273-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69273-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69271-5
Series ISSN
1876-0899
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 425
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations
Topics