Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions

Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions

European and Asian Experiences

Editors: Loorbach, D., Wittmayer, J.M., Shiroyama, H., Fujino, J., Mizuguchi, S. (Eds.)

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  • Provides theory, case studies, and contextualized tools for the governance of urban sustainability transitions in European and Asian cities
  • Presents a necessary and timely reflection on current analytical and prescriptive practices of transition management in urban contexts in Europe and Asia
  • Describes good practices of both Asian and European cities in shaping their paths towards sustainability
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Reading this book will lead to new insights compelling to an international audience into how cities address the sustainability challenges they face. They do this by not repeating old patterns but by searching for new and innovative methods and instruments based on shared principles of a transitions approach. The book describes the quest of cities on two continents to accelerate and stimulate such a transition to sustainability. The aim of the book is twofold: to provide insights into how cities are addressing this challenge conceptually and practically, and to learn from a comparison of governance strategies in Europe and Asia. The book is informed by transition thinking as it was developed in the last decade in Europe and as it is increasingly being applied in Asia. The analytical framework is based on principles of transition management, which draws on insights from complexity science, sociology, and governance theories. Only recently this approach has been adapted to the urban context, and this book is an opportunity to share these experiences with a wider audience. For scholars this work offers a presentation of recent state-of-the-art theoretical developments in transition governance applied to the context of cities. For urban planners, professionals, and practitioners it offers a framework for understanding ongoing developments as well as methods and instruments for dealing with them. The content is potentially appealing to post-graduate and graduate students of environmental management, policy studies, and urban studies programs.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Challenge of Sustainable Urban Development and Transforming Cities

    Pages 3-12

    Loorbach, Derk (et al.)

  • Governing Transitions in Cities: Fostering Alternative Ideas, Practices, and Social Relations Through Transition Management

    Pages 13-32

    Wittmayer, Julia M. (et al.)

  • City Networks for Sustainability Transitions in Europe and Japan

    Pages 33-45

    Wittmayer, Julia M. (et al.)

  • A Transformative Vision Unlocks the Innovative Potential of Aberdeen City, UK

    Pages 49-68

    Frantzeskaki, Niki (et al.)

  • Interactions Among Multiple Niche-Innovations and Multi-regimes: The Case of the “Welfare Mall” in Higashiomi

    Pages 69-89

    Mizuguchi, Satoru (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55426-4
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55425-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56655-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions
Book Subtitle
European and Asian Experiences
Editors
  • Derk Loorbach
  • Julia M. Wittmayer
  • Hideaki Shiroyama
  • Junichi Fujino
  • Satoru Mizuguchi
Series Title
Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55426-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55426-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55425-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56655-7
Series ISSN
2199-5508
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 195
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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