urban sustainability & resilience

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Category Archives: Urban sustainability and resilience

Urban resilience conceptualisations and policies: A review of the literature

Not long ago, we published an extensive review of the academic literature on urban resilience conceptualisations and policies in Nature’s open-access journal Palgrave Communications: Adriana Sanchez, Jeroen van der Heijden, and Paul … Continue reading

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

C40 Membership in Amsterdam: Who benefits?

  City-networks such as ICLEI, the Covenant of Mayors, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have rapidly gained traction in the international climate governance regime. Scholars, practitioners and policymakers … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · 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

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

Governments are too conservative in using innovative governance tools

In comparing how governments exactly participate in innovative governance tools for urban sustainability and resilience I realised that their involvement is very conservative. This, I argue, leaves opportunities of such … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Voluntary programmes for building retrofits: opportunities, performance and challenges

With apologies for the major gap between the last blog post and this one. I have literally been all over the place since, and am now back in Norwich at … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

New insights on voluntary environmental programmes

  I’m getting more and more excited about the possibilities of fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). Last week I have analysed a set of 35 cases that I have … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a 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

Benchmarking building environmental performance: What can we learn from LEED?

    In my last post I questioned whether Green Star has caused the green building revolution the GBCA claims it has. I conclude that the ‘revolution’ is very much contained … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment