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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

Advancing urban transitions and transformations research

Torrens, Jonas; Westman, Linda; Wolfram, Marc; Broto, Vanessa Castan; Barnes, Jake; Egermann, Markus; Ehnert, Franziska; Frantzeskaki, Niki; Fratini, Chiara Farne; Hakansson, Irene; Holscher, Katharina; Huang, Ping; Raven, Rob; Sattlegger, Antonia; Schmidt-Thome, Kaisa; Smeds, Emilia; Vogel, Nina; Wangel, Josefin; von Wirth, Timo;


Urban transitions and transformations research fosters a dialogue between sustainability transitions theory an inter- and transdisciplinary research on urban change. As a field, urban transitions and transformations research encompasses plural analytical and conceptual perspectives. In doing so, this field opens up sustainability transitions research to new communities of practice in urban environments, including mayors, transnational municipal networks, and international organizations.


Urban transitions; Urban transformations; Sustainability; Urban planning; Urban governance

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Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

2021, volume: 41, pages: 102-105
Publisher: ELSEVIER

Authors' information

Torrens, Jonas
Utrecht University
Westman, Linda
University of Sheffield
Wolfram, Marc
Technische Universitat Dresden
Broto, Vanessa Castan
University of Sheffield
Barnes, Jake
University of Oxford
Egermann, Markus
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
Ehnert, Franziska
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
Frantzeskaki, Niki
Swinburne University of Technology
Fratini, Chiara Farne
Technical University of Denmark
Håkansson, Irene
Notting Hill Genesis
Holscher, Katharina
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Huang, Ping
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Raven, Rob
Utrecht University
Sattlegger, Antonia
Utrecht University
Schmidt-Thome, Kaisa
Demos Helsinki
Smeds, Emilia
University College London
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
von Wirth, Timo
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

UKÄ Subject classification

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

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