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Future green economies and regional development: a research agenda

Gibbs, David; O’Neill, Kirstie


The past thirty years have seen an explosion of interest and concern over the detrimental impacts of economic and industrial development. Despite this, the environmental agenda has not featured substantially in the regional studies literature. This paper explores a range of options for regional futures from a ‘clean tech’ economy and the promise of renewed accumulation, through to more radical degrowth concepts focused on altering existing modes of production and consumption, ecological sustainability and social justice. In so doing, we investigate the potential role of regions as drivers of the new green economy, drawing on research into sustainability transitions.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 2, 2017
Journal Regional studies
Print ISSN 0034-3404
Electronic ISSN 1360-0591
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 1
Pages 161-173
Keywords Green economy; Transitions research; Clean technology; Degrowth; Regional development
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Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Regional studies, 2017. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.


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