Call for abstracts: Workshop “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”

Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the CliSAP workshop on “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”, which will be held on October 12th-13th 2017, at the University of Hamburg. The workshop is aiming for developing key concepts and synthesizing the state of the art of urban transformation processes in… Continue reading Call for abstracts: Workshop “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”

2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: A delegate’s thoughts

Following last week’s on-site coverage of our second network conference (find the introduction, Day 1 and Day 2 reports here) we would like to wrap up our conference reporting by linking you to a great, insightful (and, compared to our reports, bias-free :)) commentary on the conference written by one of the delegates, Marc Hudson (many… Continue reading 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: A delegate’s thoughts

Reflections on the 1st PhDs in Transitions conference

After a brief summer break, we would like to report on our first fully self-organized event: the 1st PhDs in Transitions Conference which took place on April 28th and 29th at the University of Greenwich in London, UK. Three of the conference participants share their reflection and thoughts in the following post…

SPRU DPhil day 2016: Update and 2nd call for abstracts!!

“Perspectives on Research Plurality in Science, Technology & Innovation” 22ND ANNUAL SPRU DPHIL CONFERENCE 9TH AND 10TH MAY 2016, University of Sussex, UK 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of SPRU, celebrating the legacy of its founder Christopher Freeman who in 1966 pioneered the first interdisciplinary research centre in the field of science and technology policy.… Continue reading SPRU DPhil day 2016: Update and 2nd call for abstracts!!

19th STRN Newsletter update for PhDs and ECRs

19th STRN newsletter (March 2016) notes opportunities for PhDs and ECRs to get engaged in the Steering group of the new STRN governance structure. The news reads as follows: “The SG [Steering group] strives for representational diversity, e.g. in terms of gender, age, topics, research groups and region. As a new feature, we intend to create… Continue reading 19th STRN Newsletter update for PhDs and ECRs

Transitions studies and developing countries – does it fit?

Invited authors: Jens Marquardt & Giorgia Silvestri on behalf of the TransLACASAF  While the field of sustainability transitions studies is often criticized for its narrow focus on European and other OECD countries, more and more scholars apply concepts and frameworks like transition management or strategic niche management to countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America. This raises some… Continue reading Transitions studies and developing countries – does it fit?