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Sustainable geneva 170413

  1. 1. Urban Transition Managementrevitalising local agenda 21?Dr. Derk Loorbach, DirectorGeneva, 17-04-2013
  2. 2. Urban transitions: a new challenge• Persistent unsustainabilityo Deeply embedded in societal structureo Have multiple causes and consequenceso Involve a wide range of domains, actors and scalelevels• Urban transitions are both inevitable anddesirable• But not necessarily lead to urban sustainability• Barriers:o Policy fragmentation and short termismo Existing routines, roles and (infra)structureso Lack of strategy towards systems changeDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  3. 3. Persistent unsustainabilityDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  4. 4. Dutch Research Institute For TransitionsTransition levelsMacro-level: landscapeautonomous trends,paradigms, slow changesMeso-level: regimeDominant structure, cultureand practicesMicro-level: nichesinnovative ideas, projects,technologies, niche actorsBased on Geels and Kemp, 2001
  5. 5. Transition patternSustainablesociety?predevelopmenttake-offaccelerationstabilisationBased on Rotmans et al, 2001Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
  6. 6. Source: Stockholm Resilience Center and DRIFT, 2010Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
  7. 7. Transitions?A recurring pattern of societal changeA possibility for rapid shifts towards sustainabilityA conceptual model and common language toanalyse, discuss and address complex societalchangeBasis for a multi-level ‘glocal’ governance strategyDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  8. 8. Dutch Research Institute For TransitionsDutch sector transitionsSustainablesociety?health careenergywastewaterconstructionmobility financepredevelopmenttake-offaccelerationstabilisationBased on Rotmans et al, 2001
  9. 9. Urban transition challenges• Lots of projects and initiatives ongoing,but no large scale impact• Dominant regimes increasingly challengedbut unable to transition• How to bring more systemic thinking andstrategy to ongoing efforts and helpaccelerate and guide transitions?Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
  10. 10. Transition Governance Frameworkmulti-level, multi-actor governanceMonitoring,evaluatingand learningDevelopingimagescoalitionsandtransition-agendasMobilizing actors andexecuting projects andexperimentsProblem structuring,establishment of thetransition arena andenvisioningDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  11. 11. Basic TM Methodssystem analysisarenaagendaexperimentsevaluationTM
  12. 12. Tools TM 1.0SCENEpatternsactor analysisproblem analysisTRANSCEreflexivemonitoringmonitoringframework trans. indicatorsMLPDBUDeepening, broadening, upscalingtransitioningactor selectionexpert-arenasystem analysisarenaagendaexperimentsevaluationTM multiple participatory tools
  13. 13. Tools TM 2.0tipping pointethicstransitionpotentialcommunity engagementcommuniciation& discoursefinancing (e.g. joint purchase)empowermentcoalition buildingbusiness casescost-benefitsystem analysisarenaagendaexperimentsevaluationTMpower analysisinstitutionalizationpower strategysocial movement
  14. 14. societyTransition arenaRegular policy arena- Short term- Peloton- Incremental change- Problem- and goal oriented- Long term- Change agents- System-innovation- Problem- and goal searchingTransition arenasDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  15. 15. Dutch Research Institute For TransitionsExamples of urban transitionmanagementWorking at the level of cities, sectors, areas, neigbourhoodsusing common frame, language and tools
  16. 16. AberdeenGhentMontreuilRotterdamLudwigsburgMitigation in Urban Areas,Solutions for Innovative Cities5 local governments search forpathways to a low carbonfutureSupported by two knowledgeinstitutions: CRP Henri Tudor(LUX), DRIFT (NL)Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
  17. 17. TransitionNetworksTransitionExperimentsTransitionArenaPhase IIIFraming the transitionPhase IVEnvisioning asustainable cityPhase VReconnecting long term& short termPhase VIGoing intoactionTransitionTeamPhase ISetting thescenePhase IIExploringdynamicsPhase VIIEngaging &anchoringDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  18. 18. 20 cultureleorganisaties> 100.000bezoekersTransitieUGent38.000studenten7.100 stafOnderzoekbiogas uitGFTMobiliteitsarena938 mobbersBegeleidingstraject KMO’sKLIMAAT-ARENAInspiratiepartijprogramma’sKlimaatwerkgroepstadslandbouwKWG EE in bedrijvenKWG valorisatie rioolwater en GFTKWG KunstsectorKWG mobiliteitKWG consument duwt marktOnderzoekESCO’s (inopstart)CEIP meetsGMS
  19. 19. Localising Principles1Develop shared perspective on current system challengesLocalise principles for a water sensitive regionVisionbuildingVisionbroadening2Develop images (visual and narrative) of a water sensitiveregionExplore scenarios of future contexts and broaden images to suitBackcasting3Develop different transition pathways (sets of strategies) foreach broadened imageResilience building4Broaden transition pathways by testing resilience with referenceto future surprisesAgenda forming5Identify directions for possible future activitiesDevelop specific action plansMELBOURNE’s Transition WorkshopThemesDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  20. 20. 5 strategies1. Re-inventing delta technology2. Volume & Value3. Crossing borders4. Floating gentrification5. Sustainable mobilityLong term: perspective 2040Mid term: course 2025Short term: action 2015CityPorts
  21. 21. One of the images: Floating City(Design: Research Institute For Transitions
  22. 22. …the transition experimentDutch Research Institute For Transitions
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  25. 25. Dutch Research Institute For Transitions‘Welkome Plein’
  26. 26. The transition management approach• Provides a practical governance philosophy, approachand toolkit• Enables the multi-level social learning process workingtowards sustainability• Empowers, connects and facilitates change agents atdifferent levels• Can be translated to any complex context, buildingupon local initiatives and competencesDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  27. 27. Beyond local agenda 21?• Systemic approach explicitly aimed ataccelerating transitions• Bottom-up and top-down• Guding principles and methods, but noblueprint• Mobilising and channeling innovative energy insocietyDutch Research Institute For Transitions
  28. 28. More information and CONFERENCEBERLIN, JUNE Research Institute For Transitions