New book series: Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions

September 30, 2014

Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions.

This series aims to provide timely coverage of the theory and practice of urban sustainability transitions. In modern societies, cities are centers of social and economic activity and are the places where the majority of the population lives. Cities are also at the center of the sustainability debate as the sites where many sustainability problems become apparent. At the same time cities are also regarded as providing a scale on which sustainability challenges can be addressed most efficiently. 
In addition to questions of conceptualization of transitions in an urban context, this series includes the quest of cities to accelerate and stimulate transitions to sustainability. The series thus is informed by transition thinking as it was developed in the last decade in Europe and as it is increasingly being applied worldwide. 
The aim of this series is to:
1. further the conceptualization and theorizing of urban sustainability transitions; 
2. provide insights into how cities are addressing the sustainability challenge conceptually and practically;
3. learn from a comparison of and timely reflection on governance strategies in different countries, in different kinds of cities, as well as across policy domains; 
4. provide case studies and contextualized tools for the governance of urban transitions. 

This book series will lead to compelling new insights for an international audience into how cities address the sustainability challenges they face by not repeating old patterns but by searching for new and innovative ways of thinking, valuing, and doing that are based on shared principles of a transitions approach. With a foundation of state-of-the-art research and ongoing practices, the series provides rich insights, new conceptualizations, and concrete, inspiring cases as well as practical methods and tools.


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