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David Gibbs

Emeritus Professor of Human Geography


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.

Green EConomy (2020)
Book Chapter
Gibbs, D. (2020). Green EConomy. In J. Morin, & A. Orsini (Eds.), Essential concepts of global environmental governance. (2nd). London: Routledge

Sustainability transitions and policy dismantling: Zero carbon housing in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
O'Neill, K., & Gibbs, D. (2020). Sustainability transitions and policy dismantling: Zero carbon housing in the UK. Geoforum, 108, 119-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.11.011

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.

Unravelling The Role Of Green Entrepreneurs In Urban Sustainability Transitions (2019)
Journal Article
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.

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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.