Working Paper: How do cities transit to post-carbon? A cities typology

22 July 2016 - 4:00pm

The working paper "Leading mid-sized EU cities in past-carbon transitions: towards a preliminary typology" based on POCACITO findings is now available on Research Gate ( It develops a preliminary typology to better understand how leading mid-sized cities in the EU undergo post-carbon transitions. Five cities have been pre-selected to provide reasonable geographic distribution within the EU, and show the influence of different contextual factors: Malmö (Sweden); Bristol (UK); Freiburg (Germany); Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain); and Ljubljana (Slovenia). The progress of these cities in transition is evaluated qualitatively in environmental, social and economic terms. The aim is to develop knowledge on generic urban types which may aid in establishing which mid-sized cities are peers for the transfer of successful mitigation practices.