Transition case study database

There are many case studies on local and regional transitions. Until now, an overview of such case studies was missing. This database allows for sharing information of previously done European case studies in order to foster reuse of the knowledge gained in previous studies. Everybody is welcome to add existing case studies to the database. This can be done very simply, just send an e-mail to pathways@pbl.nl for instructions (you will need a password).

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The Flower of the Desert (Il Fiore del Deserto) was founded in 2000, with the aim to start developing solidarity projects and ideas to respond to the new forms of poverty, marginalization, disease and social exploitation. Activities include enhancement of the socio-economic and cultural condition of their guests through social entrepreneurship. One of the key aspects of the activities done by The Flower of the Desert is that it encourages environmental sustainability projects tightly coupled with educational purposes.

Updated: 06/15/2016 - 17:23

The beginnings of the initiative can be found in two German cities, Cologne and Berlin, in 2012. In Cologne the online-platform foodsharing.de was invented to allow private individuals to share still edible food which would otherwise be thrown away because they bought too much or because they are going on vacation. At the same time in Berlin, a similar initiative “lebensmittelretten” was founded by Raphael Fellmer, a motivated “dumpster diver”, who lives on food that would be thrown away by supermarkets. Several companies were contacted and asked to collaborate.

Updated: 06/15/2016 - 17:23

Founded in 2010, Leila introduces the practical implementation of a concept which had only been known theoretically before under the terms ‘commons’ or ‘shareconomy’: Why should we buy things for our own, if we can borrow and share them with others? The idea and invention came out of a free store of the Technical University in Berlin. The founders wondered how to contribute to a dematerialized society and to decrease the amount of useless things we possess. The result was Leila, a ‘borrowing shop’, being located today in Berlin’s district Prenzlauer Berg.

Updated: 06/15/2016 - 17:23

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Hungarian agrofood system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Hungarian agrofood system. For this, the following niches are considered: Local food systems, community agriculture, vegetarianism, organic food. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: beef, pork, retail.

Updated: 06/03/2016 - 15:53

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Portuguese land use system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Portuguese land use system. For this, the following niches are considered: Biodiverse cities, business and biodiversity, multifunctionality for renewable energy, fire resilient landscapes, land sharing and Integrated Territorial Interventions (ITI), rewilding, and biodiverse pastures. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: agriculture, forest, nature, and urban.

Updated: 06/03/2016 - 15:53

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Dutch land use system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Dutch land use system. For this, the following niches are considered: Business and biodiversity, agricultural nature conservation, resilient landscapes, renewable energy, urban farming, and tourism. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: nature, water, and urban.

Updated: 06/03/2016 - 15:53

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Dutch agrofood system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Dutch agrofood system. For this, the following niches are considered: MSC fish label, Dairy alternatives, Algae for fish feed, Flexitarianism, Hybrid meat, Cultured meat, Local food, organic food. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: meat, fish, dairy, retail, vegetable farming.

Updated: 05/23/2016 - 13:29

Coopérnico is a Portuguese cooperative of renewable energy, being its mission to involve citizens and companies in creating a new energy paradigm (renewable and decentralized) for the society and environment’s benefit. Coopérnico was founded by a group of 16 citizens from different professional areas and backgrounds, sharing a common concern: sustainable development. It defends a renewable energy and a responsible model contributing to social, environmental and sustainable energy’s future.

Taxonomies: district, Energy, Portugal
Updated: 05/23/2016 - 09:34

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Dutch mobility system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Dutch mobility system. For this, the following niches are considered: hybrid electric vehicles, battery-electric vehciles, car-sharing, biofuels, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and compact cities. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: automobility, public transport, and cycling.

Taxonomies: Transport, country, Netherlands
Updated: 04/11/2016 - 13:58

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the UK heat system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the UK heat system. For this, the following niches are considered: heat pumps, smart heating controls and meters, small-scale biomass, solar thermal, district heating, and low-energy retrofits. The regime analysis is broken down into heating and housing. 

Updated: 04/11/2016 - 13:52

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