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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).


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 Building
Chapter 1 Green Building as Urban Climate Change Strategy
Julia Affolderbach, Boris Braun & Christian Schulz
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Cities, Climate Change and Green Building
1.3 Green Building Transitions
1.4 Objectives of the Book
1.5 The Structure of this Book
Chapter 2 Green Building as Urban Sustainability Transitions
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Multiple Understandings of Sustainability Transitions
2.3 Transition Studies and Sustainability Research
2.4 Limitations of the Transition Studies Approach and Current Debates
2.5 Transitioning Towards Green Cities
Chapter 3 Urban Sustainability and the Governance of Greening
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The Rise of Urban Climate Change Governance
3.3 Assessing Urban Greening
3.4 Urban Greening and Policy Mobility
3.5 Towards an Analytical Framework for Urban Green Building
Chapter 4 Methodology
Boris Braun, Bérénice Preller, Christian Schulz & Julia Affolderbach
4.1 Approaching Urban Green Building
4.2 Case Studies on Urban Green Building Transitions
4.3 Research Design
4.4 Reflection on Methodology and Data Quality
Part II Practices and Contexts
Chapter 5 Freiburg: The Emblematic Green City
Sebastian Fastenrath & Bérénice Preller
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Green Building Pathways in Freiburg
5.3 Retrofitting Freiburg's Building Stock
5.4 The Creation of an Urban Legend?
5.5 Conclusion
Chapter 6 Vancouver: Leading Green Building Transitions?
Kirstie O'Neill & Julia Affolderbach
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Trajectories of Greening
6.3 Emulative and Competitive Green Leadership
6.4 The University of British Columbia
6.5 Best Neighbourhood? The Olympic Village in Southeast False Creek
6.6 The Greenest City Action Plan
6.7 Conclusion
Chapter 7 Brisbane: A Disrupted Green Building Trajectory
Sebastian Fastenrath
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The Context of Green Building in Brisbane
7.3 Green Building Pathways in Brisbane
7.4 Innovative Approaches in the Multi-Storey Residential Building Sector
7.5 Conclusion
Chapter 8 Green Building in Luxembourg: A Policy-Led Approach Caught Between Green
Growth and Affordable Housing
Bérénice Preller
8.1 Sustainable Buildings in an Economically Dynamic Small State: Opportunities and Pressures
8.2 Energy Performance Requirements: A Trigger for Sustainable Building Approaches.
8.3 Green Building as Economic Diversification Strategy
8.4 Sustainable Housing: Addressing Issues of Quality and Affordability
8.5 Conclusion: Green Building for Quality of Life?
Part III Trajectories of Greening
Chapter 9 Cities as Seedbeds for Sustainability Innovations
9.1 Landscape as Context
9.2 Niche Articulations
9.3 Reassessing the MLP: Contextualised Contingencies
Chapter 10 Leading the green transition?
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Places of Transition
10.3 Transitions in Relation
10.4 Green Leadership
10.5 Mobile Greening
Chapter 11 Conclusion
11.1 Core Findings
11.2 Study Limitations
11.3 Avenues for Future Research

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Green Building Transitions
Sous-titre: Regional Trajectories of Innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia
Code EAN: 9783319777092
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Springer International Publishing
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 236
Parution: 15.05.2018
Taille de fichier: 7.3 MB

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