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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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Research Output 2004 2019

Urban experimentation and institutional arrangements

Raven, R., Sengers, F., Spaeth, P., Xie, L., Cheshmehzangi, A. & de Jong, M., 2019, In : European Planning Studies. 27, 2, p. 258-281 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Business model innovation and socio-technical transitions. A new prospective framework with an application to bike sharing

van Waes, A., Farla, J., Frenken, K., de Jong, J. P. J. & Raven, R., 10 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 195, p. 1300-1312 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Contrasting regional habitats for urban sustainability experimentation in Europe

van den Heiligenberg, H., Heimeriks, G., Hekkert, M., Raven, R. & Sol, J., 11 May 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 5, 24 p., 1624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Overcoming transformational failures through policy mixes in the dynamics of technological innovation systems

Raven, R. & Walrave, B., 19 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Smart city construction: Towards an analytical framework for smart urban living labs

Sengers, F., Späth, P. & Raven, R., 2018, Urban Living Labs: Experimenting with City Futures. Marvin, S., Bulkeley, H., Mai, L., McCormick, K. & Palgan, Y. V. (eds.). Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 74-88 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-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