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Author Guy, Simon.

Title Shaping Urban Infrastructures : Intermediaries and the Governance of Socio-Technical Networks
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents Shaping Urban InfrastructuresIntermediaries and the Governance of Socio-technical Networks; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; About the Contributors; Preface; 1 Intermediaries and the Reconfiguration of Urban Infrastructures: An Introduction; Part I: Conceptual Framework: Governance, Transitions and Cities; Introduction; 2 Intermediaries and the Governance of Urban Infrastructures in Transition; 3 Systemic Intermediaries and Transition Processes; 4 Cities Mediating Technological Transitions
10 Reinterpreting Regulations: Architects as Intermediaries for Zero Carbon Buildings11 Smart Meters as Obligatory Intermediaries: Reconstructing Environmental Action; 12 Bridging the Recovery Gap; Conclusions: The Transformative Power of Intermediaries; Index
Part II: Intermediaries in Network TransitionsIntroduction; 5 Constructing Markets for Green Electricity: The 'Soft Power' of Intermediaries in Transforming Energy Systems; 6 Innovation to Intermediaries: Translating the EU Urban Wastewater Directive; 7 The Intermediation of Water Expertise in a Post-privatization Context; 8 Mobility, Markets and 'Hidden' Intermediation: Aviation and Frequent Flying; Part III: Intermediaries and Scalar Transitions; Introduction; 9 Strategic Intermediation: Between Regional Strategy and Local Practice
Summary Cities can only exist because of the highly developed systems which underlie them, ensuring that energy, clean water, etc. are moved efficiently from producer to user, and that waste is removed. The urgent need to make the way that these services are provided more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable means that these systems are in a state of transition; from centralized to decentralized energy; from passive to smart infrastructure; from toll-free to road pricing. Such transitions are widely studied in the context of the influence of service providers, users, and regulators
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Author Marvin, Simon
Medd, W. (William Peter)
Moss, Timothy
ISBN 1136539506