River rehabilitation decisions, like other decisions in environmental management, are often taken by authorities without sufficient transparency about how different goals, outcomes, and concerns were considered during the decision making process. This can lead to lack of acceptance or even opposition by stakeholders. In this paper, a concept is outlined for… (More)
Environmental innovations and sustainability related initiatives have received increasing attention in the recent economic geography and regional studies literature. In how far sustainability concerns might also lead to fundamental transformations in technologies, industries and life styles (so‐called sustainability transitions) has however found much less… (More)
The top priorities for urban water sustainability include the provision of safe drinking water, wastewater handling for public health, and protection against flooding. However, rapidly aging infrastructure, population growth, and increasing urbanization call into question current urban water management strategies, especially in the fast-growing urban areas… (More)
Session "From eco-niches to ecological mass markets: green electricity as an example" Abstract " Green tariffs " or " green pricing " have received considerable attention in the last few years in electricity marketing. The ongoing deregulation of electricity markets in most industrialized countries is likely to increase the importance of these marketing… (More)
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This paper addresses interactions between technological innovation systems (TIS) and wider " context structures ". While TIS studies have always considered various kinds of contextual influences, we suggest that the TIS framework can be further strengthened by a more elaborated conceptualization of TIS context structures and TIS–context interactions. For… (More)
Published within the PROKNOW series on science policy studies. Abstract The EU-funded project Production of Knowledge Revisited: The Impact of Academic Spin-Offs on Public Research Performance in Europe (PROKNOW) aims at analysing the interactions between public research institutions and academic spin-offs focussing on the impact of entrepreneurial… (More)