Urban Low Carbon Transitions: Housing And Urban Change

Horne, R 2017, 'Urban Low Carbon Transitions: Housing And Urban Change' in Trivess Moore; Fjalar de Haan; Ralph Horne and Brendan James Gleeson (ed.) Urban Sustainability Transitions : Australian Cases- International Perspectives, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 3-18.


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Title Urban Low Carbon Transitions: Housing And Urban Change
Author(s) Horne, R
Year 2017
Title of book Urban Sustainability Transitions : Australian Cases- International Perspectives
Publisher Springer Nature
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Trivess Moore; Fjalar de Haan; Ralph Horne and Brendan James Gleeson
Start page 3
End page 18
Subjects Urban Analysis and Development
Summary The central question for this chapter is: how can urban and transitions perspectives assist understandings of low carbon housing and urban change? Current 'urban' and 'transitions' perspectives are presented along with recent and current attempts to bring urban and spatial perspectives to transitions studies. Australia as a site for urban transitions studies is considered, and three aspects of low carbon housing and urban change are highlighted: policy settings and governance, spatial/urban dimensions and carbon and consumption context. Contributions of urban and transitions perspectives to understanding low carbon housing and urban change are explored through two case examples of low carbon housing and urban change in Australia: photovoltaic panels on domestic rooftops and broader retrofitting and renovation activity towards low carbon housing. Transitions perspectives include the multilevel perspective and Transition Management. While these vary, the focus here is that they can each provide useful insights when coupled with other perspectives of urban and social change. Power, space and consumption all feature in practices of urban low carbon transitions, and it is essential that further analytical tools are brought to bear in these domains. They offer a scale for the study of cultural projects where change is as likely to be associated with cultural or social change as by policy settings.
Copyright notice © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
Keyword(s) housing
households
low carbon
photovoltaics
retrofit
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-981-10-4792-3_1
ISBN 9789811047923
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