The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Professor Pauline McGuirk has been awarded more than $192,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for her research project Governing urban energy transitions: reconfiguring spaces, sites, subjects.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

Transitioning energy consumption and provision away from fossil fuels toward renewable resources is an urgent priority for Australia . However, the forms of governance required to facilitate these transitions, especially for critically important cities, are not well developed nor well understood. In a novel analysis of the materiality of governance, this project investigates the pathway s, practices, and political dynamics of energy transitions in Australia's two largest cities. Through a focus on Central Business Districts and suburban office parks it aims to identify opportunities for, and barriers to, transition. It also aims to shed new light on the limits and potentials of urban energy transitions and to provide an evidence base to inform policy and governance interventions.

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