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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000086277
Veröffentlicht am 15.10.2018
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DOI: 10.3390/su10092966
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Transferring sustainability solutions across contexts through city-university partnerships

Keeler, L. W.; Beaudoin, F. D.; Lerner, A. M.; John, B.; Beecroft, R.; Tamm, K.; Wiek, A.; Lang, D. J.

Abstract:
The urgency of climate change and other sustainability challenges makes transferring and scaling solutions between cities a necessity. However, solutions are deeply contextual. To accelerate solution efforts, there is a need to understand how context shapes the development of solutions. Universities are well positioned to work with cities on transferring solutions from and to other cities. This paper analyses five case studies of city–university partnerships in three countries on transferring solutions. Our analysis suggests that understanding the interest, the action on sustainability, and the individual and collective sustainability competences on the part of the city administration and the university can help facilitate the transfer of sustainability solutions across contexts. We conclude that the nature of the city–university partnership is essential to solution transfer and that new and existing networks can be used to accelerate progress on the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-862779
KITopen ID: 1000086277
Erschienen in Sustainability
Band 10
Heft 9
Seiten 2966
Schlagworte sustainability; cities; universities; city–university partnerships; sustainability solutions; capacity-building
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