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This volume analyzes sustainability-related innovations in the building sector and discusses how regional contexts articulate transition trajectories toward green building. It presents 'biographies' of drivers and processes of green building innovation in four case studies: Brisbane (AUS), Freiburg (GER), Luxembourg (LU), and Vancouver (CA). Two of them are relatively well known for their initiatives to mitigate climate change particularly in the building sector, whereas the other two have only recently become more active in promoting green building. The volume places emphasis on development paths, learning processes, and innovations. The focus of the case studies is not restricted to purely technological aspects but also integrates regulatory, procedural, institutional, and other processes and routines and their influence on the variations of the building sector.

The diversity of the selected case studies offers the reader the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of how sustainability developments have unfolded in different city regions. Case study-specific catalogues of transition paths provide insights to inform policy debates and planning processes. The catalogues identify crucial innovations (technological, regulatory, etc.) and explain the factors and circumstances that have led to their success and broader acceptance in Freiburg, Vancouver, Luxembourg, and Brisbane. With the help of a number of micro case studies within each of the four city regions, the case studies also offer ground for comparison and identification of differences.

The book represents the outcome of the GreenRegio project, which stands for 'Green building in regional strategies for sustainability: multi-actor governance and innovative building technologies in Europe, Australia, and Canada.' GreenRegio was a 3-year CORE-INTER research project funded by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Investigates regional drivers and variations in sustainability transitions through international case studies in four major cities and their surrounding regions

Emphasizes the role of sustainability policies, sustainable innovations, and the actor-network nexus in the urban context

Useful for researchers and students in the fields of urban sustainability, climate change mitigation, and green building


Dr. Julia Affolderbach is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull's Department of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences.

Dr. Boris Braun is University professor for Human and Economic Geography at the University of Cologne.
Dr. Christian Schulz holds a professorship in European Sustainable Spatial Development and Analysis at the University of Luxembourg.

Part I Framing Urban Green BuildingChapter 1 Green Building as Urban Climate Change StrategyJulia Affolderbach, Boris Braun & Christian Schulz1.1 Introduction1.2 Cities, Climate Change and Green Building1.3 Green Building Transitions1.4 Objectives of the Book1.5 The Structure of this BookChapter 2 Green Building as Urban Sustainability Transitions2.1 Introduction2.2 Multiple Understandings of Sustainability Transitions2.3 Transition Studies and Sustainability Research2.4 Limitations of the Transition Studies Approach and Current Debates2.5 Transitioning Towards Green CitiesChapter 3 Urban Sustainability and the Governance of Greening3.1 Introduction3.2 The Rise of Urban Climate Change Governance3.3 Assessing Urban Greening3.4 Urban Greening and Policy Mobility3.5 Towards an Analytical Framework for Urban Green BuildingChapter 4 MethodologyBoris Braun, Bérénice Preller, Christian Schulz & Julia Affolderbach4.1 Approaching Urban Green Building4.2 Case Studies on Urban Green Building Transitions4.3 Research Design4.4 Reflection on Methodology and Data QualityPart II Practices and ContextsChapter 5 Freiburg: The Emblematic Green CitySebastian Fastenrath & Bérénice Preller5.1 Introduction5.2 Green Building Pathways in Freiburg5.3 Retrofitting Freiburg's Building Stock5.4 The Creation of an Urban Legend?5.5 ConclusionChapter 6 Vancouver: Leading Green Building Transitions?Kirstie O'Neill & Julia Affolderbach6.1 Introduction6.2 Trajectories of Greening6.3 Emulative and Competitive Green Leadership6.4 The University of British Columbia6.5 Best Neighbourhood? The Olympic Village in Southeast False Creek6.6 The Greenest City Action Plan6.7 ConclusionChapter 7 Brisbane: A Disrupted Green Building TrajectorySebastian Fastenrath7.1 Introduction7.2 The Context of Green Building in Brisbane7.3 Green Building Pathways in Brisbane7.4 Innovative Approaches in the Multi-Storey Residential Building Sector7.5 ConclusionChapter 8 Green Building in Luxembourg: A Policy-Led Approach Caught Between GreenGrowth and Affordable HousingBérénice Preller8.1 Sustainable Buildings in an Economically Dynamic Small State: Opportunities and Pressures8.2 Energy Performance Requirements: A Trigger for Sustainable Building Approaches.8.3 Green Building as Economic Diversification Strategy8.4 Sustainable Housing: Addressing Issues of Quality and Affordability8.5 Conclusion: Green Building for Quality of Life?Part III Trajectories of GreeningChapter 9 Cities as Seedbeds for Sustainability Innovations9.1 Landscape as Context9.2 Niche Articulations9.3 Reassessing the MLP: Contextualised ContingenciesChapter 10 Leading the green transition?10.1 Introduction10.2 Places of Transition10.3 Transitions in Relation10.4 Green Leadership10.5 Mobile GreeningChapter 11 Conclusion11.1 Core Findings11.2 Study Limitations11.3 Avenues for Future Research

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Green Building Transitions
EAN: 9783319777085
ISBN: 3319777084
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer International Publishing
Genre: Art
Nombre de pages: 252
Poids: 547g
Taille: H241mm x B160mm x T19mm
Année: 2018
Sous-titre : Englisch
Edition: 1st ed. 2018

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