Transitions analysis

Transitions analysis

Led by Professor Simon Marvin at Durham University, this work package is concerned with sustainability transitions at the city-regional level: how city-regions experience, shape and drive change and how this can be seen in case studies in present and prospective practice.

The primary focus of analysis had been Greater Manchester and South East Wales. However, through academic workshops, the work of PHD students associated with the project and expert reviews, it has also looked at the experience of other cities in the UK and on the international stage.

A list of outputs from this work package can be found below:


Working papers

WP2011/2: Cardiff and South East Wales: Social, Economic and Sustainability Context

WP2011/3: Greater Manchester: Social, Economic and Sustainability Context

Conference paper: Sustainability in a climate of austerity - responses from UK city-regions

Case Study Report: Urban Retrofit in Cardiff City-Region: Reframing Sustainability and Economic Development



Urban Retrofit: "On", "In" or "With" City-regions?

The social barriers towards adopting energy efficiency measures and behaviours in the home: a Manchester and Cardiff case study

Paper presented at 6th International Seminar on Regional Innovation Polices: Constructing Sustainable Advantage for European Regions, Lund, Sweden, 13-14 October 2011

Sustainability in a climate of austerity: responses from UK city-regions