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Wageningen, Netherlands

Agency: Narcis | Branch: Project | Program: Completed | Phase: Agriculture | Award Amount: | Year: 2007


Toly N.,Wheaton College at Illinois | Bouteligier S.,Environmental Policy Group | Smith G.,Orwell
Globalizations | Year: 2012

This article broadens the discussion of cities as strategic sites in which global activities are organized. It deploys methodology commonly used to study the distribution and disproportionate concentration of advanced producer and financial services firms in order to study the office distribution of global nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and global energy corporations. It then compares the distribution of those offices to that of advanced producer and financial services firms, using data from the global and World Cities Research Network, further discovering what cities are strategic sites in all three networks, in any combination of two networks, and in only one network. Attending to the convergence and divergence of such networks opens a door to the study of network logic-the underlying dynamics of network functioning-instead of limiting the study to network structure or composition while also permitting a multi-sectoral measurement of globality. © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

den Exter R.,Environmental Policy Group | Lenhart J.,Environmental Policy Group | Kern K.,Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning IRS | Kern K.,University of Potsdam
Local Environment | Year: 2015

Although Dutch cities were among the forerunners in local climate policy, a systematic overview on climate mitigation and adaptation policy is still missing. This study aims to fill this gap by analysing 25 Dutch cities using indicators for the level of anchoring in policy, organisation and practical implementation as well as multi-level relations. Since Tilburg, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam show a higher performance than other Dutch cities, these four cities are used as reference cities. The findings suggest that structural integration of climate mitigation and adaptation is limited in Dutch cities. The study points at three recent trends in local climate governance in the Netherlands: (i) decentralisation within municipal organisations, (ii) externalisation initiatives that place climate policy outside the municipal organisation and (iii) regionalisation with neighbouring municipalities and the provincial government. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Korbee D.,Environmental Policy Group | Van Tatenhove J.P.M.,Environmental Policy Group
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning | Year: 2013

Ports are crucial in the economic growth of the marine sector, but a growing awareness on the adverse ecological implications influences their development. Ecodynamic development and design (EDD) is an innovative approach with the aim to integrate the economic aspects of port development projects with dynamics of marine ecosystems. These projects develop within different governance settings, therefore not only different types of project arrangements develop, but there is also a difference in the possibilities for ecodynamic design. Based on an analysis of 28 port development projects, we distinguish four ideal-typical Marine Infrastructural Project Arrangements (MIPAs): Conventional, Integrated market, External Financier initiated and Private. These arrangements differ from each other on the actors involved, the rules applied, the division of resources and the discourse set. Due to these differences, we formulate enabling and constraining conditions of the project arrangement to incorporate ecodynamic design principles in terms of marine infrastructural projects. The possibilities for EDD in these MIPAs increase if there is space for contractors, consultants and project owners to (co)develop the design. The analysis shows that the 'Integrated Market' and 'Private' project arrangements are best capable of incorporating EDD port development projects. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Agency: Narcis | Branch: Project | Program: Completed | Phase: Agriculture | Award Amount: | Year: 1999

The research aim is to construct new knowledge and policy relevant methods, in order to stimulate the active involvement of groups of citizen-consumers in transition processes towards a more sustainable development on a number of environmentally relevant, eve-ryday, domains of consumption in modern societies, influenced by simultaneous proc-esses of globalization and localization.

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