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Urban Sustainability Transitions [electronic resource] : Australian Cases- International Perspectives /
edited by Trivess Moore, Fjalar de Haan, Ralph Horne, Brendan James Gleeson.
imprint
Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
description
XVI, 260 p. 38 illus., 16 illus. in color. online resource.
ISBN
9789811047916 (print), 9789811047923
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
isbn
9789811047916 (print)
9789811047923
standard identifier
10.1007/978-981-10-4792-3
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Chapter 1 – Introduction.- Chapter 2 – Urban Sustainability Transitions: scalar and social dimensions.- Part I Introduction to urban governance section.- Chapter 3 – Urban transitions governance – conceptual challenges and practical solutions.- Chapter 4 – Strategic spatial planning re-imagined: An exploration of socio-technical transitions to empower forward looking, sustainable city-region development -- Chapter 5 – Sustainability transition theories and organisational strategic planning: a case study -- Chapter 6 – The role of regional boundary organisations in sustainability transitions under a changing climate -- Chapter 7 – The role of Government supporting niche development to influence the regime -- Part II Introduction to specific approaches to urban transitions section -- Chapter 8 – Water Sensitive Cities -- Chapter 9 – Regime resistance and discursive strategies in sustainability transitions -- Chapter 10 – The greyfields initiative.-  Chapter 11 – Transition towns and the Transition Network – Australian experiences -- Part III Introduction to spatial dimensions of urban transitions section -- Chapter 12 – Urban fragmentation and sustainability transitions.- Chapter 13 – Multi-level perspective and urban planning -- Chapter 14 – Urban mobilities and transitions -- Chapter 15 – Sustainability transitions in the urban age.- Chapter 16 – Conclusion.
abstract
This book contributes to current debates regarding purposive transitions to sustainable cities, providing an accessible but critical exploration of sustainability transitions in urban settings. We have now entered the urban century, which is not without its own challenges, as discussed in the preceding book of this series. Urbanization is accompanied by a myriad of complex and overlapping environmental, social and governance challenges – which increasingly call into question conventional, market-based responses and simple top-down government interventions. Faced with these challenges, urban practitioners and scholars alike are interested in promoting purposive transitions to sustainable cities. The chapters in this volume contribute to the growing body of literature on city-scale transformative change, which seeks to address a lack of consideration for spatial and urban governance dimensions in sustainability transitions studies, and expand on the basis established in the preceding book. Drawing on a range of perspectives and written by leading Australian and international urban researchers, the chapters explore contemporary cases from Australia and locate them within the international context.   Australia is on the one hand representative of many OECD countries, while on the other possessing a number of unique attributes that may serve to highlight issues and potentials internationally. Australia is a highly urbanized country and because of the federal political structure and the large distances, the five largest state-capital cities have a relatively high degree of autonomy in governance – even dominating the rest of their respective states and rural hinterlands to a certain extent. This context suggests that Australian cases can provide interesting “test-tube” perspectives on processes relevant to urban sustainability transitions worldwide. This volume presents an extensive overview of theories, concepts, approaches and practical examples informed by sustainability transitions thinking, offering a unique resource for all urban practitioners and scholars who want to understand and transition to sustainable urban futures.
catalogue key
11639709

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