urban sustainability & resilience

A blog about governance for urban sustainability and resilience

Beyond frontrunners in urban climate governance

This post will appear in January 2017 on the INOGOV blog (in slightly modified form).   Cities are generally considered to hold a unique position in climate change adaptation and … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Untaming the Urban (2)

On 8 and 9 December, I’ll be posting from Untaming the Urban, a multi-disciplinary symposium on cross-species cohabitation in the built environment of cities, towns and suburbs (7th, 8th & 9th Dec … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Posts from Untaming the Urban

On 8 and 9 December, I’ll be posting from Untaming the Urban, a multi-disciplinary symposium on cross-species cohabitation in the built environment of cities, towns and suburbs (7th, 8th & 9th … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The journey of my CUP book—here’s the sample book proposal I promised a long time ago

  In one of my earliest blogs I promised to share the book proposal for the Cambridge University Press (CUP) book once it would be accepted. Well, I am finally … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Between evidence andexperiments-based regulation: hybrids and nudges

This is a transcript of my lecture at the “Best in Class Regulation: Meeting the Challenge” workshop, organised by RegNet: School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University, 8 … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lost and found in translation

One of the most valuable things of research trips is that it makes me reflect on my earlier work. And it makes that have I to sharpen and polish the … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

My presentation at the International Forum on Urban Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals, Seoul, 2016

This is my presentation held at the International Forum on Urban Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals, Seoul, 8-10 June 2016. See further: http://urbansdgplatform.org/seoulforum/overview.jsp     Mayors, distinguished guests, ladies and … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sejong, Korea: the pleasures and perils of a planned city

And so I find myself in Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City. ‘Where?’, you may ask. For those who never heard of Sejong: it’s the de facto administrative capital city of the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

The voluntary program series, Part 8: How to get beyond the leadership delusion

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-8-how-to-get-beyond-the-leadership-delusion/79336   Over the last four years I have studied 60 voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings in Australia, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore and the … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The voluntary program series, part 7: programs in the Global South

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-7-programs-in-the-global-south/79302 Over the last few weeks I have discussed the value and limits of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings. In sum, these programs have thus … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment