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The Urban Book Series

Green Building Transitions

Regional Trajectories of Innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia

Authors: Affolderbach, Julia, Schulz, Christian

  • Investigates regional drivers and variations in sustainability transitions through international case studies in four major cities and their surrounding regions
  • Emphasizes the role of sustainability policies, sustainable innovations, and the actor-network nexus in the urban context
  • Useful for researchers and students in the fields of urban sustainability, climate change mitigation, and green building
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About this book

This volume analyzes sustainability-related innovations in the building sector and discusses how regional contexts articulate transition trajectories toward green building. It presents ‘biographies’ of drivers and processes of green building innovation in four case studies: Brisbane (AUS), Freiburg (GER), Luxembourg (LU), and Vancouver (CA). Two of them are relatively well known for their initiatives to mitigate climate change – particularly in the building sector, whereas the other two have only recently become more active in promoting green building. The volume places emphasis on development paths, learning processes, and innovations. The focus of the case studies is not restricted to purely technological aspects but also integrates regulatory, procedural, institutional, and other processes and routines and their influence on the variations of the building sector. 

The diversity of the selected case studies offers the reader the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of how sustainability developments have unfolded in different city regions. Case study-specific catalogues of transition paths provide insights to inform policy debates and planning processes. The catalogues identify crucial innovations (technological, regulatory, etc.) and explain the factors and circumstances that have led to their success and broader acceptance in Freiburg, Vancouver, Luxembourg, and Brisbane. With the help of a number of micro case studies within each of the four city regions, the case studies also offer ground for comparison and identification of differences. 

The book represents the outcome of the GreenRegio project, which stands for ‘Green building in regional strategies for sustainability: multi-actor governance and innovative building technologies in Europe, Australia, and Canada.’ GreenRegio was a 3-year CORE-INTER research project funded by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).



About the authors

Dr. Julia Affolderbach is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull's Department of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences.
Dr. Boris Braun is University professor for Human and Economic Geography at the University of Cologne. 
Dr. Christian Schulz holds a professorship in European Sustainable Spatial Development and Analysis at the University of Luxembourg.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Green Building as Urban Climate Change Strategy

    Affolderbach, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Green Building as Urban Sustainability Transitions

    Affolderbach, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • Urban Sustainability and the Governance of Greening

    Affolderbach, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Methodology

    Braun, Boris (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • Freiburg: The Emblematic Green City

    Fastenrath, Sebastian (et al.)

    Pages 69-98

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77709-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77708-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Building Transitions
Book Subtitle
Regional Trajectories of Innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77709-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77709-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77708-5
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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