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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.

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Part I

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 1. Urban Low Carbon Transitions: Housing and Urban Change

Ralph Horne

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 2. Place in Transitions—Concepts for When it Matters: Essentially, Accidentally, Locus and Nexus

Fjalar de Haan

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 3. A Dangerous Transition to Hope

Brendan James Gleeson

Part II

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 4. Strategic Spatial Planning and Urban Transition: Revaluing Planning and Locating Sustainability Trajectories

John E. Morrissey, Susie Moloney, Trivess Moore

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 5. How Could Sustainability Transition Theories Support Practice-Based Strategic Planning?

Judy Bush, Lu Aye, Dominique Hes, Paul Murfitt

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 6. ‘Transitions in the Making’: The Role of Regional Boundary Organisations in Mobilising Sustainability Transitions Under a Changing Climate

Susie Moloney, Karyn Bosomworth, Brian Coffey

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 7. Strategic Niche Management and the Challenge of Successful Outcomes

Trivess Moore

Part III

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 8. A Framework to Guide Transitions to Water Sensitive Cities

Rebekah R. Brown, Briony C. Rogers, Lara Werbeloff

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 9. Transitioning the Greyfields

Peter W. Newton

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 10. The ‘Transition Town’ Movement as a Model for Urban Transformation

Samuel Alexander, Jonathan Rutherford

Part IV

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Chapter 11. Another Suburban Transition? Responding to Climate Change in the Australian Suburbs

Tony Dalton

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 12. Emerging Theoretical Space: Urban Planning and Sustainability Transitions

Andréanne Doyon

2018 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 13. The Socioeconomic Equity Dimensions of a Transition in Suburban Motor Vehicle Fuel and Technology

Jago Dodson, Terry Li, Neil Sipe

Part V

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Chapter 14. Urban Sustainability Transitions: An Emerging Hybrid Research Agenda

Ralph Horne, Trivess Moore, Fjalar de Haan, Brendan James Gleeson

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