Russian megacities in the context of new social and environmental challenges: building complex interdisciplinary model of an assessment of ‘green’ cities and strategies for their development in Russia

The project develops an integrated interdisciplinary model for assessing the socio-environmental transformations in the technological, institutional and political spheres according to the international standards of a ‘sustainable’ city. The complexity of the model is achieved by comparing the perspectives of...

Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research Cluster Regional Development and Rural Areas

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO)’s goal is to set up a sophisticated network for interdisciplinary research in the Baltic Sea Region and to promote young researchers. Above all, it aims to bridge between the Baltic Sea...

The Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Norwegian Environment friendly Energy Research and Innovation

The mitigation of climate change requires transforming how energy is generated, distributed, and used in societies. These low-carbon transitions of energy systems have multiple dimensions, which poses challenges for contemporary societies, research, and policy. It has been growingly expected that...

Social Innovation in Energy Transitions (SONNET) with its six transdisciplinary City Labs aimed at accelerating energy transitions: Mannheim (DE), Antwerp (BE), Bristol (UK), Grenoble (FR), Warsaw (PL) and Basel (CH)

On behalf of the SONNET team this abstract is submitted by: Dr Agata Dembek, co-WP lead of SONNET City Labs, Assistant Professor, Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland ( Dr Agata Stasik, co-WP lead of SONNET City Labs, Assistant Professor, Kozminski University,...

International experience of innovation policies to transition to low carbon heating

This project has undertaken a review of the evidence on innovation policy supporting low carbon heating transitions in different European countries, and sets out to understand how relevant these policy lessons might be for achieving radical decarbonisation of heat. Internationally...

Mobilizing the “Transformative” power of the sustainable development goals through science, technology and innovation: The case of Mexico

A transformative innovation approach implies that it is necessary to move from a focus on “system interaction” towards “system transformation”. In this poster we present a conceptual approach for how the research system can achieve those aims by “building bridges”...

Opening up the regime, and unlocking path dependencies for transformative change. Comparative cases between China and South Africa’s electricity sector

Socio-technical regimes are characterised as path dependent, because there are: (1) incumbent actors which have been vested in maintaining the status quo, (2) a network of actors that reprepsent organisational capital, (3) regulations and standards that enable continuity of the...

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