urban sustainability & resilience

A blog about governance for urban sustainability and resilience

Category Archives: the book(s)

The journey of another CUP book – here’s a sample of a proposal for an edited volume

In 2016, I posted the book proposal and cover letter of my 2017 book with Cambridge University Press, Innovations in Urban Climate Governance: Voluntary Programs for Low-Carbon Buildings and Cities. Somewhat to … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · 1 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 · 6 Comments

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

The trouble of a medium-n study—and how I got out of it

Over the last months I have struggled in getting the book (back) on track. With 60 examples of governance innovations of resource efficient and low-carbon buildings and cities from 6 … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shut up, and write (a review of books-on-writing-books)

Writing is hard work. It is. For a long time I thought it was not. But I was wrong. Very much so. I have only begun to realise how hard … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience: A brief update

The last couple of weeks have been truly exciting. Edward Elgar Publishing has been working really hard to get my book published in October this year. The title of the … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why we should not expect too much from voluntary programmes

Over the last weeks I have analysed my data in further depth. That was pretty exciting to do because it was the first time that I could contrast all the … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I use Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

  Sometimes people ask me why I use Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in my studies. Whilst this technique is quickly gaining traction in the social sciences, it is still unknown … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Trends in governance for urban sustainability and resilience

Oops! More than a month without blog entries. But some good new since the last entry: based on a book-outline and two sample chapters Cambridge University Press has expressed their … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 4 Comments