urban sustainability & resilience

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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 · 1 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

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

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

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

The voluntary program series, Part 6: Promising voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-6-promising-voluntary-programs-for-low-carbon-buildings/79188   Have the last three posts left you in despair? While writing the book being summarised in these posts, the overall narrative of poor … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The voluntary program series, Part 5: New forms of financing for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-5-new-forms-of-financing-for-low-carbon-buildings/79140 This post addresses new forms of financing as the third dominant type of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings. These programs seek to overcome yet … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The voluntary program series, Part 4: Government as knowledge broker for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-4-government-as-knowledge-broker-for-low-carbon-buildings/79037 In this post I will address a second dominant type of voluntary program for low-carbon buildings, which seek to generate and share knowledge on … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment