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The green economy (2020)
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Gibbs, D. (2019). The green economy

This encyclopedia entry examines the rise of what is termed the ‘green economy’. While there are many definitions and interpretations of how it can be defined and what it means, the basic idea comes from a growing awareness that our current forms of... Read More about The green economy.

Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions (2019)
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Gibbs, D., & Yu, Z. (in press). Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions. Urban studies, https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019888144

This paper aims to understand the role of green entrepreneurs in urban sustainability transitions. We propose an analytical framework combining transition approaches and green entrepreneurship from a relational lens. It includes four processes: emerg... Read More about Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions.

Sustainability transitions and policy dismantling: Zero carbon housing in the UK (2019)
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O'Neill, K., & Gibbs, D. (in press). Sustainability transitions and policy dismantling: Zero carbon housing in the UK. Geoforum,

In this paper we examine the failure of the zero carbon homes agenda in the UK and argue that it represents a case of policy dismantling, where a range of policies and programmes have been introduced, revised and then removed by government. We bring... Read More about Sustainability transitions and policy dismantling: Zero carbon housing in the UK.

University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report (2019)
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Gibbs, D., & Holloway, L. (2019). University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report. University of Hull

This report provides a summary of key findings from a small research project conducted in 2018, focusing on mountain bike trail centres as an example of the ‘experience economy’. The research included interviews with representatives of public and pri... Read More about University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report.

Social ties, homophily and heterophily in urban sustainability transitions: User practices and solar water heater diffusion in China (2018)
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Yu, Z., & Gibbs, D. (2018). Social ties, homophily and heterophily in urban sustainability transitions: User practices and solar water heater diffusion in China. Energy research & social science ERSS, 46, 236-244. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2018.07.029

This paper aims to explore the potential of latecomer cities in sustainability transitions from the demand side. The case study investigates the role of users and their social ties in influencing the popularisation of solar water heaters in a latecom... Read More about Social ties, homophily and heterophily in urban sustainability transitions: User practices and solar water heater diffusion in China.

Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions (2018)
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Krueger, R., Gibbs, D., & Carr, C. (2018). Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(6), 965-986. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418767661

This paper is premised on the notion that actors play a central role in shaping their institutional contexts. The paper adds to scholarship in this area by bringing together three disparate cases with a common analytical entry point: the city region.... Read More about Examining regional competitiveness and the pressures of rapid growth: An interpretive institutionalist account of policy responses in three city regions.

Encircling cities from rural areas? Barriers to the diffusion of solar water heaters in China's urban market (2018)
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Yu, Z., & Gibbs, D. (2018). Encircling cities from rural areas? Barriers to the diffusion of solar water heaters in China's urban market. Energy policy, 115, 366-373. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.01.041

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Researchers have contributed a fruitful understanding of the facilitating factors for solar water heaters (SWH) diffusion in China at different governance levels. However, the barriers to its further diffusion in the urban environ... Read More about Encircling cities from rural areas? Barriers to the diffusion of solar water heaters in China's urban market.

Knowledge capture to inform sustainable maritime operations (2017)
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Kuznetsov, A., Dinwoodie, J., Gibbs, D., Sansom, M., & Knowles, H. (2017). Knowledge capture to inform sustainable maritime operations. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 37(7), 882-897. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-10-2015-0657

Knowledge capture to inform sustainable maritime operations Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to report an explicit taxonomy of maritime operations (MO) to guide Harbour Masters (HM)s of smaller ports in planning more sustainable operations. Des... Read More about Knowledge capture to inform sustainable maritime operations.

Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy (2017)
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Deutz, P., Baxter, H., Gibbs, D., Mayes, W. M., & Gomes, H. I. (2017). Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy. Geoforum, 85, 336-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.03.021

Highly alkaline industrial residues (e.g., steel slag, bauxite processing residue (red mud) and ash from coal combustion) have been identified as stocks of potentially valuable metals. Technological change has created demand for metals, such as vanad... Read More about Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy.

Institutionalizing alternative economic spaces? An interpretivist perspective on diverse economies (2017)
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Krueger, R., Schulz, C., & Gibbs, D. C. (2018). Institutionalizing alternative economic spaces? An interpretivist perspective on diverse economies. Progress in human geography, 42(4), 569-589. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132517694530

This article offers an approach that helps geographers and others to carefully and critically reexamine prospects for diverse economies. We propose an interpretative institutionalist perspective is useful for elucidating overlooked opportunities for... Read More about Institutionalizing alternative economic spaces? An interpretivist perspective on diverse economies.

Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing Yangtze River Delta Region, China (2017)
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Cai, W., Gibbs, D., Zhang, L., Ferrier, G., & Cai, Y. (2017). Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing Yangtze River Delta Region, China. Journal of environmental management, 191, 258-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.01.003

Rapid urbanization has altered many ecosystems, causing a decline in many ecosystem services, generating serious ecological crisis. To cope with these challenges, we presented a comprehensive framework comprising five core steps for identifying and m... Read More about Identifying hotspots and management of critical ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing Yangtze River Delta Region, China.

Sustainability transitions and leapfrogging in latecomer cities : the development of solar thermal energy in Dezhou, China (2017)
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Yu, Z., & Gibbs, D. (2018). Sustainability transitions and leapfrogging in latecomer cities : the development of solar thermal energy in Dezhou, China. Regional studies, 52(1), 68-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1260706

Sustainability transitions in cities in emerging economic contexts are rarely addressed. The paper addresses this issue by investigating the drivers and barriers in the diffusion of solar thermal energy in two Chinese cities, Dezhou and Beijing. The... Read More about Sustainability transitions and leapfrogging in latecomer cities : the development of solar thermal energy in Dezhou, China.

Future green economies and regional development: a research agenda (2016)
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Gibbs, D., & O’Neill, K. (2017). Future green economies and regional development: a research agenda. Regional studies, 51(1), 161-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1255719

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 p... Read More about Future green economies and regional development: a research agenda.

Rethinking green entrepreneurship - fluid narratives of the green economy (2016)
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O'Neill, K., & Gibbs, D. (2016). Rethinking green entrepreneurship - fluid narratives of the green economy. Environment & planning. A, 48(9), 1727-1749. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16650453

Green entrepreneurs have been seen as key drivers for a transition to a green economy. However, there has been limited in-depth qualitative empirical research with green entrepreneurs to date, focusing instead on typologies categorising certain ‘type... Read More about Rethinking green entrepreneurship - fluid narratives of the green economy.

Editorial : environmental governance of urban and regional development – scales and sectors, conflict and cooperation (2015)
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Gibbs, D., & Lintz, G. (2015). Editorial : environmental governance of urban and regional development – scales and sectors, conflict and cooperation. Regional studies, 50(6), 925-928. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2015.1110569

Recent years have continued to see a concern for the detrimental environmental impacts of human economic activities particularly in the form of enhanced global warming, sea level rise, land degradation and deforestation. Although it can be argued tha... Read More about Editorial : environmental governance of urban and regional development – scales and sectors, conflict and cooperation.

Building a green economy? Sustainability transitions in the UK building sector (2015)
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Gibbs, D., & O'Neill, K. (2015). Building a green economy? Sustainability transitions in the UK building sector. Geoforum, 59(February), 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.12.004

This paper explores the interest by policy makers to encourage and develop a green economy, with a particular focus on UK government attempts to engender a shift in the mainstream building and construction sector towards adopting green building metho... Read More about Building a green economy? Sustainability transitions in the UK building sector.

The green economy, sustainability transitions and transition regions : a case study of Boston (2014)
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Gibbs, D., & O'Neill, K. (2014). The green economy, sustainability transitions and transition regions : a case study of Boston. Geografiska annaler. Series B, Human geography, 96(3), 201-216. https://doi.org/10.1111/geob.12046

This paper is focused upon exploring the development of the green economy in particular locations, with the aim of identifying why some cities and regions have been successful in engendering green growth. To date we have little idea where the green e... Read More about The green economy, sustainability transitions and transition regions : a case study of Boston.

Rethinking sociotechnical transitions and green entrepreneurship : the potential for transformative change in the green building sector (2014)
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O'Neill, K., & Gibbs, D. (2014). Rethinking sociotechnical transitions and green entrepreneurship : the potential for transformative change in the green building sector. Environment & planning. A, 46(5), 1088-1107. https://doi.org/10.1068/a46259

This paper explores the development of green entrepreneurship and its potential role in transformative change towards a green economy. It achieves this through a study of the green building sector in England and Wales, based on qualitative empirical... Read More about Rethinking sociotechnical transitions and green entrepreneurship : the potential for transformative change in the green building sector.

The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions (2013)
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Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P., Mangan, J., & Lalwani, C. (2014). The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions. Energy policy, 64, 337-348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.024

This paper's purpose is to investigate the role of sea ports in helping to mitigate the GHG emissions associated with the end-to-end maritime transport chain. The analysis is primarily focused on the UK, but is international in application. The paper... Read More about The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions.

Towards a sustainable economy? Socio-technical transitions in the green building sector (2013)
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O'Neill, K., & Gibbs, D. (2014). Towards a sustainable economy? Socio-technical transitions in the green building sector. Local environment, 19(6), 572-590. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.818954

Making the transition to a green economy is a major policy driver in the UK and other countries. Entrepreneurs are suggested as being at the forefront of this transition and as a driving force for sustainability. These “green entrepreneurs” may repre... Read More about Towards a sustainable economy? Socio-technical transitions in the green building sector.