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Cities and low carbon transitions

Bulkeley, H, Castan-Broto, V, Hodson, M and Marvin, S, (eds.) 2010, Cities and low carbon transitions , Routledge Studies in Human Geography , Routledge, London.

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Abstract

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions presents a ground-breaking analysis of the role of cities in low carbon socio-technical transitions. Insights from the fields of urban studies and technological transitions are combined to examine how, why and with what implications cities bring about low carbon transitions. The book outlines the key concepts underpinning theories of socio-technical transition and assesses its potential strengths and limits for understanding the social and technological responses to climate change that are emerging in cities. It draws on a diverse range of examples including world cities, ordinary cities and transition towns, from North America, Europe, South Africa and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are emerging in different urban contexts.

Item Type: Book
Editors: Bulkeley, H, Castan-Broto, V, Hodson, M and Marvin, S
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Energy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978-0-415-58697-9
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 10:14
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17655

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