Journal article

Transitions through a lens of urban water

Fjalar J de Haan, Briony C Rogers, Niki Frantzeskaki, Rebekah R Brown

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION AND SOCIETAL TRANSITIONS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

Abstract This special issue explores transitions in urban water; a sectoral context that provides a comprehensive and representative setting for exploring the dynamics of sustainability transitions. Not only are the ecological, social and technical facets inextricably meshed in urban water systems, in various cities sustainability innovations are gaining legitimacy and taking off against a backdrop of a sector characterised by strong technological and institutional path dependencies. This has the concerted attention of urban water scholarship but not yet transitions studies; this special issue therefore suggests taking steps towards a global, coherent focus for studying urban water sustainab..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

The research by Dr de Haan was funded under the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects Scheme (project number LP120100683) for which Dr de Haan is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship Industry (APDI). The research by Dr Frantzeskaki was funded by the ERA-Net BiodivERsA, with the Dutch National Funder NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), part of the 2011 BiodivERsA call for research proposals and was conducted within the on-going BiodivERsA research project URBES (2011-2014).