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Cuppen, E.H.W.J. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author), Doorn, N. (author)
The crowd increasingly plays a key role in facilitating innovations in a variety of sectors, spurred on by IT-developments and the concomitant increase in connectivity. Initiatives in this direction, captured under the umbrella-term ‘crowd-based innovations’ (CBI), offer novel opportunities in all domains of society by increasing the access,...
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Joss, Simon (author), Sengers, Frans (author), Schraven, D.F.J. (author), Caprotti, Federico (author), Dayot, Youri (author)
Despite its growing ubiquitous presence, the smart city continues to struggle for definitional clarity and practical import. In response, this study interrogates the smart city as global discourse network by examining a collection of key texts associated with cities worldwide. Using a list of 5,553 cities, a systematic webometric exercise was...
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Pojani, Dorina (author), Stead, D. (author)
Many urban areas, both in the Global North and South, are becoming increasingly automobile-dominated and less sustainable. The need to take action is well recognized but all too often governance arrangements and the symbolism attached to automobility stand in the way. Drawing on international experience, this article summarizes some of the...
journal article 2018
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Crompvoets, Joep (author), Vancauwenberghe, G. (author), Ho, Serene (author), Masser, Ian (author), de Vries, Walter Timo (author)
The effective development and implementation of spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) requires governance in order to avoid gaps, duplications, contradictions and missed opportunities in the implementation of different SDI components. Appropriate governance instruments should be established to coordinate the activities and contributions of...
journal article 2018
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author), Kleinhans, R.J. (author), Meijers, E.J. (author)
Both harmony and conflict may occur between local and more distant communities regarding artefactsof cultural heritage. Incoming tourism, which is attracted by cultural heritage, may provide jobs and othermeans of income to local residents. However, incoming tourists may also trigger or accelerate a process ofgentrification in which local...
journal article 2018
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Kang, Vitnarae (author), Groetelaers, D.A. (author)
Regional governance is coming to play an increasingly pivotal role in the planning of housing development. It has been argued that an absence of formal accountability lines in regional governance is beneficial because it makes inter-municipal coordination more flexible, without the need for territorial adjustments in local authorities. However,...
journal article 2017
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Jain, Mansi (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Bressers, Hans (author)
The net zero-energy building (NZEB) concept has recently gained prominence worldwide. Large scale adoption and implementation of NZEBs would potentially contribute greatly to greening of the building sector. However, it is still at a nascent stage of niche formation. This paper aims to assess the governance context for adoption and uptake of...
journal article 2017
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Mostert, E. (author)
The Dutch water boards perform essential tasks for the Netherlands and generally effectively, yet they have often been called old-fashioned, ineffective and expensive. This paper describes and analyses the discussions on the water boards since 1953 in order to increase insight in the factors that influence institutional change in water...
journal article 2017
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Gana, J.A. (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
The adoption of energy efficient electrical appliances by households has a great potential to reduce electricity consumption in Nigeria. A well-formulated and implemented policy (mix) to spur adoption is said to be required to drive this process. This article presents an assessment of policies that aim to spur adoption among households, and the...
journal article 2017
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Warbroek, W.D.B. (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Recent scholarly attention shows increasing involvement of local low-carbon energy initiatives (LLCEIs) in governance and policy, in particular in relation to innovations regarding low-carbon energy and energy efficiency. The future perspective of active citizenship in the production of locally generated low-carbon energy is largely dependent on...
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Slot, M.J. (author), Cuppen, E.H.W.J. (author), Doorn, N. (author), Galeano Galvan, M.J. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author)
The crowd increasingly plays a key role in facilitating innovations in a variety of sectors, spurred on by IT developments and the concomitant increase in connectivity. Initiatives in this direction, captured under the umbrella term ‘crowd-based innovations’, offer novel opportunities in socio-technical systems by increasing the access, reach...
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Steenhuisen, B.M. (author), de Bruijne, M.L.C. (author)
Network companies fulfill a critical role in the energy transition. The is article provides an empirical study of this role of a Dutch national gas network company connecting a biogas producer. This project requires choices about many intertwined technical and institutional variables. Choices involve multiple, potentially competing public values...
journal article 2016
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Hoppe, T. (author), Van Bueren, E.M. (author)
Cities form the key context within which social, economic and environmental challenges for sustainable development will manifest in the years to come. As they face the grand societal challenges of climate change and the greening of energy systems, city governments are confronted with the challenge of designing and implementing workable policy...
journal article 2015
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Van der Pennen, A.W. (author), Van Bortel, G.A. (author)
Often institutional solutions such as structures and organisations are seen as best practices in neighbourhood renewal. Using empirical case study data from the Netherlands and the UK, this paper demonstrates that there should be more attention for the role of individual urban practitioners. The relevance of this conclusion goes beyond the...
journal article 2015
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De Bruijn, J.A. (author), De Bruijne, M.L.C. (author), Ten Heuvelhof, E.F. (author)
An increased focus on the concept of resilience in flood protection has led to the development of a comprehensive flood protection strategy in the Netherlands which stresses the need to provide ‘Room for the River’ rather than building dykes. But how can a resilient solution in flood protection be successfully implemented? Using insights from...
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Groenleer, M.L.P. (author), Mijs, A. (author), Ten Heuvelhof, E.F. (author), Meeuwen, B. (author), Van der Puil, J. (author)
A key challenge that European decision-makers struggle with today is regulating and governing the European financial and economic system in a way that is both effective and legitimate. To help address this challenge, this paper asks why regulatory gaps occurred and European governance has been weak, and how these gaps and weaknesses allowed...
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Klievink, A.J. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
Information infrastructures of businesses and government are increasingly interwoven and highly dependent on each other. Though often referred to as sociotechnical innovations, the development of these information infrastructures often has a technological focus. The related and even concurrent development of new social practices is understudied....
journal article 2014
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Frantzeskaki, N. (author), Tillie, N.M.J.D. (author)
We explore whether Rotterdam city has the governance capacity in terms of processes at place, and the attention in terms of vision and strategy to take up an integrated approach toward urban resilience. We adopt an interpretative policy analysis approach to assess the dynamics of urban ecosystem governance considering interviews, gray literature...
journal article 2014
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Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Charalabidis, Y. (author), Zuiderwijk, A.M.G. (author)
Although a significant number of public organizations have embraced the idea of open data, many are still reluctant to do this. One root cause is that the publicizing of data represents a shift from a closed to an open system of governance, which has a significant impact upon the relationships between public agencies and the users of open data....
journal article 2012
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Mostert, E. (author)
One of the central tenets of adaptive management is polycentric governance. Yet, despite the popularity of the concept, few detailed case studies of polycentric governance systems exist. In this paper, we aim to partly fill this gap. We describe water management between the years 1000 and 1953 on the Dutch island of IJsselmonde in the...
journal article 2012
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