• Julia Affolderbach
  • Christian Schulz
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This concluding chapter highlights the main findings of the GreenRegio research project by presenting the core results and by discussing their relevance for conceptual debates around urban sustainability transitions in general and theory building in transition studies in particular. It also illustrates the major shortcomings of the research design and indicates possible biases and neglected dimensions. Finally, it outlines a series of future areas of research and prospective fields of inquiry.


Limitations of case studies Future research avenues Outlook 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Affolderbach
    • 1
  • Christian Schulz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of HullHullUK
  2. 2.Institute of Geography and Spatial PlanningUniversity of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

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