RP3008

Journal article

1 Jun 2016

Transdisciplinary research is increasingly used in projects dealing with transitions to sustainable, resilient and low-carbon societies. Transdisciplinary research projects require collaboration and coordination between researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds. Academic literature provides valuable insights on designing, facilitating, leading and evaluating transdisciplinary projects. While a substantial...

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2016

This paper presents a scan of futures inquiry trends, an outline of recent advances in relevant theory, and critically reviews similar ‘transition’-focused and related projects in Europe and the United States. Five leading projects are described and examined: ‘Retrofit 2050’, ‘Urban Transition Labs’, ‘SPREAD Sustainable...

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2016

This paper outlines and critically ‘maps’ existing roadmaps relevant to transitions to a low or zero carbon built environment in Australia. A roadmap describes the measures required to achieve goals and/or map future innovation opportunities. The three questions addressed by a comprehensive roadmap are: Where...

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2016

This paper reviews various innovations in the sociocultural sphere – innovations that have the potential to ‘disrupt’ the current trajectory and rapidly reorient the world toward a low-carbon future.

Highlighting areas such as:

The Fossil Fuel ‘Divestment’ Campaign Transition Initiatives Collaborative...

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2016

Executive Summary This paper provides an overview of key features of the most promising and innovative large scale low-carbon economy transition plans and strategies. The paper draws on and updates findings from the Post Carbon Pathways project which has reviewed a diverse range of ambitious...

Briefing paper

14 Mar 2016

This report reviews the literature on innovation and transition theory with a view to gaining a greater understanding of the nature of innovation processes, particularly those involving disruptive change and systems transformation. The report has been commissioned by the Visions and Pathways 2040 project for...

Research report

Results from the second year of Visions and Pathways 2040: Scenarios of Low Carbon Living
1 Mar 2016

Read the the Visions & Pathways 2040's second year project report on the potential contributions of the digital economy to low-carbon futures for Australian cities

Journal article

1 Jan 2016

Proponents of low-carbon transformation face an uphill battle to reconfigure incumbent energy systems against powerful interests protecting the status quo. Australia's electricity sector is an example of such a system, wedded to fossil fuels and backed by much of the country's political establishment. This paper...

Other text

1 Sep 2015

The Visions and Pathways 2040 Expert Consultation for Future Business and Finance was part of a series of research and workshop activities aimed at identifing key disruptive forces relevant for contributing to the 2040 targets set by the project. Undertaken during June-July 2015, it involved...

Journal article

3 Jul 2015

Visioning exercises were convened in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, to explore how these cities could become low-carbon and maintain resilience over the next 25 years. Drawing on the concept of frames—in particular Schon and Rein’s conceptualisation of a frame as a “diagnostic-prescriptive story” that is...

Poster

1 Jan 2015

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Jennifer Witheridge Contested space: Future challenges and pathways for open space in Australian suburbs

Poster

1 Jan 2015

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - David BennettShaping suburbia: the form and future of low rise suburbs

Poster

1 Jan 2014

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Jennifer Witheridge - Size A2

Poster

1 Jan 2014

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Che Biggs - Size A2

Poster

1 Jan 2014

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, David Bennett - Size A2

Working paper

Businesses are critical to achieving greater sustainability and the transition to a low carbon built environment. Business and businesses-related activities within the production and consumption system are among the primary causes of sustainability problems. But businesses are also a core source of innovative ideas, not...

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