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Intermediaries and the Governance of Sociotechnical Networks in Transition
This paper makes the case for studying intermediary organisations as a window on the shifting governance of water and energy services in Europe today. It explores the notion of intermediaries and intermediation in a wide ...
Utilities, Land-Use Change, and Urban Development
Brownfield Sites as ‘Cold-Spots’ of Infrastructure Networks in Berlin
This paper explores the interrelationships between urban land use, resource consumption and utility service provision with a study of brownfield regeneration from an infrastructure perspective. Drawing on recent research ...
Shades of Conflict in Kyrgyzstan
National Actor Perceptions and Behaviour in Mining
Confronted with advancing resource frontiers, local communities increasingly rely on conflict to re-establish order in the face of problematic interdependences brought about by mining transactions. This article captures ...
Multilevel Water Governance and Problems of Scale
Setting the Stage for a Broader Debate
Environmental governance and management are facing a multiplicity of challenges related to spatial scales and multiple levels of governance. Water management is a field particularly sensitive to issues of scale because the ...
Turning wastewater into energy
challenges of reconfiguring regional infrastructures in the Berlin–Brandenburg region
Issues of connectivity between different infrastructure sectors have received surprisingly little attention in recent research. Despite huge interest in issues of sectoral integration surrounding the water–energy nexus, ...
The politics of multi-scalar action in river basin management
Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD)
Scholars of environmental governance are increasingly intrigued by issues of scale. Efforts to institutionalise river basin management represent a pertinent exemplar, as they aspire to strengthen hydrological vis-à-vis ...
‘Cold spots’ of Urban Infrastructure
‘Shrinking’ Processes in Eastern Germany and the Modern Infrastructural Ideal
This paper explores the unfamiliar, but increasingly prevalent problem of overcapacity in urban infrastructure systems in regions subject to dramatic socio-economic restructuring. Taking the case of water supply and ...
Spatial fit and water politics
Managing asymmetries in the Dongjiang River basin
The aim of this paper is to explore how classic upstream-downstream conflicts of water resources management can be interpreted more broadly in terms of spatial misfits and disparities between the river basin, territorial ...
Between coproduction and commons
Understanding initiatives to reclaim urban energy provision in Berlin and Hamburg
This paper explores new geographies of coproduction emerging in urban energy politics. It analyses processes of remunicipalisation of urban utilities, involving the re-establishment of public ownership with a strong ...