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Rob Raven is currently professor of sustainability transitions and research director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University in Melbourne, and professor of institutions and societal transitions at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. His interest is in sustainability transitions and socio-technical innovation.

His empirical work has covered energy and mobility transition processes in both Europe and Asia. He published over 50 scientific articles on these topics and recently was co-editor of ‘The Experimental City’ (2016). His current research agenda is focussed on analysis of transformative change in urban context such as eco-cities and smart cities. A key question is how socio-technical experimentation, institutional change and incumbent urban regimes co-produce the future of cities world-wide.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2004 2020

Nurturing nature: exploring socio-spatial conditions for urban experimentation

Dignum, M., Dorst, H., van Schie, M., Dassen, T. & Raven, R., Mar 2020, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 34, p. 7-25 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
53 Citations (Scopus)

An agenda for sustainability transitions research: state of the art and future directions

Köhler, J., Geels, F. W., Kern, F., Markard, J., Wieczorek, A., Alkemade, F., Avelino, F., Bergek, A., Boons, F., Fünfschilling, L., Hess, D., Holtz, G., Hyysalo, S., Jenkins, K., Kivimaa, P., Martiskainen, M., McMeekin, A., Mühlemeier, M. S., Nykvist, B., Onsongo, E. & 9 others, Pel, B., Raven, R., Rohracher, H., Sandén, B., Schot, J., Sovacool, B., Turnheim, B., Welch, D. & Wells, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 31, p. 1-32 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Behaviour in transitions

Kaufman, S., Saeri, A., Raven, R., Smith, L. & Malekpour, S., 22 Jun 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Configurational innovation systems – explaining the slow German heat transition

Wesche, J. P., Negro, S. O., Dütschke, E., Raven, R. P. J. M. & Hekkert, M. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 52, p. 99-113 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Decarbonising Rotterdam? energy transitions and the alignment of urban and infrastructural temporalities

Elsner, I., Monstadt, J. & Raven, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : City. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Global Challenges (Journal)

Rebekah Brown (Guest editor), Lara Werbeloff (Guest editor), Rob Raven (Guest editor)
Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility