Geographies of transition—From topical concerns to theoretical engagement: A commentary on the transitions research agenda
C Binz, L Coenen, JT Murphy, B Truffer
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions | Elsevier | Published : 2019
This viewpoint takes stock with the ‘geography of sustainability transitions’ (GOST) as it is presented in the transitions research agenda. GOST has been a relatively recent addition to transition theorizing, addressing the need for greater sensitivity and attention to the scales, spatialities, and context-specific factors that shape transitions. In our view, the agenda represents a rather narrow perspective on GOST, which is geared to two empirical themes, namely urban transitions and transitions in developing countries. While these are relevant and topical issues, the section lacks sufficient acknowledgement of the increasing engagement of geographers with transitions studies and the theor..View full abstract
Lars Coenen gratefully acknowledges financial support from the City of Melbourne and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, State of Victoria, Australia.