'Transitions in the making': The role of regional boundary organisations in mobilising sustainability transitions under a changing climate

Moloney, S, Bosomworth, K and Coffey, B 2017, ''Transitions in the making': The role of regional boundary organisations in mobilising sustainability transitions under a changing climate' in Trivess Moore, Fjalar de Haan, Ralph Horne, Brendan Gleeson (ed.) Urban Sustainability Transitions, Springer, Singapore, pp. 91-108.


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Title 'Transitions in the making': The role of regional boundary organisations in mobilising sustainability transitions under a changing climate
Author(s) Moloney, S
Bosomworth, K
Coffey, B
Year 2017
Title of book Urban Sustainability Transitions
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Trivess Moore, Fjalar de Haan, Ralph Horne, Brendan Gleeson
Start page 91
End page 108
Subjects Environment Policy
Public Policy
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Summary Sustainability under a changing climate requires transitioning away from institutionalised processes, norms and cultures that underpin and reproduce unsustainable practices and development. The volume and diversity of actors, and the closeness and density of interactions and interrelationships, make urban transitions complex, contested and dynamic, challenging established management practices, institutions and governance. Therefore, enabling sustainability transitions requires social processes of adaptive, if not transformative, change and learning, facilitated by improved capacities for working across diverse forms of jurisdiction, scale, knowledge, organisations, landscapes and institutions. Recognition of the challenges inherent in these issues has led to arguments for new forms of governance, such as Transition Management. The dynamic relations between niche and regime have been identified as requiring further analytical attention. In our research, we have identified 'boundary organisations' as operating in this space as they work to enable energy and natural resource transitions in Victoria. This paper explores what we are learning about and from these organisations in enabling some of the conditions considered important in the governance of transitions, such as experimentation, long-term thinking and learning by doing across multiple boundaries.
Keyword(s) sustainability governance
sustainability transitions
boundary organisations
natural resource management
local governments
ISBN 9789811047916
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