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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

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. ISSN 0301-4215

© 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

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. doi: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

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. doi: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

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

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). doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.01.003. ISSN 0301-4797

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

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). doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1260706. ISSN 0034-3404

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

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). doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1255719. ISSN 0034-3404

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

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). doi:10.1177/0308518X16650453. ISSN 0308-518X

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

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). doi:10.1080/00343404.2015.1110569. ISSN 0034-3404

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

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. doi: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

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. doi: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

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

The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions (2013)
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Rigot-Muller, P., Lalwani, C., Gibbs, D., Mangan, J., & Rigot-Müller, P. (2014). The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions. Energy policy, 64, (337-348). doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.024. ISSN 0301-4215

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

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). doi:10.1080/13549839.2013.818954. ISSN 1354-9839

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

The competition state, city-regions, and the territorial politics of growth facilitation (2013)
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Jonas, A. E., Jonas, A. E. G., Gibbs, D., Jonas, A. E. G., & While, A. (2013). The competition state, city-regions, and the territorial politics of growth facilitation. Environment & planning. A, 45(10), (2379-2398). doi:10.1068/a45210. ISSN 0308-518X

As urban centres of agglomeration expand and compete for investment, new demands may arise for additional housing, infrastructure, and services. Failure to meet these demands imposes costs on firms and workers, stifles expansion, and potentially comp... Read More

Framing GM crops as a food security solution (2011)
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Dibden, J., Gibbs, D., & Cocklin, C. (2013). Framing GM crops as a food security solution. Journal of rural studies, 29, (59-70). doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2011.11.001. ISSN 0743-0167

The spectre of a food security crisis has raised important questions about future directions for agriculture and given fresh impetus to a long-standing debate about the potential contribution of agricultural biotechnology to food security. This paper... Read More

The new urban politics as a politics of carbon control (2011)
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Jonas, A. E., Gibbs, D., & While, A. (2011). The new urban politics as a politics of carbon control. Urban studies, 48(12), (2537-2554). doi:10.1177/0042098011411951. ISSN 0042-0980

The new urban politics (NUP) literature has helped to draw attention to a new generation of entrepreneurial urban regimes involved in the competition to attract investment to cities. Interurban competition often had negative environmental consequence... Read More