The Multi-Pattern Approach for Systematic Analysis of Transition Pathways
AbstractPathways have become a central notion in various areas of research, amongst which are the studies of transitions to sustainability. Though various typologies and concepts are available, a framework for systematic analysis of transition pathways is lacking. We present the Multi-Pattern Approach (MPA) to fill this lacuna and provide a step-by-step manual for its application. The MPA addresses a range of traditional challenges of transitions’ pathway analysis, such as temporal and functional system demarcation and the unravelling of complex, interrelated systemic storylines. The approach provides an oft-called for rigour which allows a diagrammatic and formulaic representation of transitions’ pathways. Because of these qualities, the approach allows systematic cross-case comparison and provides a bridge between narrative-based and computational transitions research. The approach is demonstrated with an in-depth empirical case study of water management in Melbourne, Australia over the last 180 years. The article first presents a high-level mapping of the system’s evolution over time and a detailed analysis of the uptake and phasing out of specific servicing technologies and practices. View Full-Text
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De Haan, F.J.; Rogers, B.C. The Multi-Pattern Approach for Systematic Analysis of Transition Pathways. Sustainability 2019, 11, 318.
De Haan FJ, Rogers BC. The Multi-Pattern Approach for Systematic Analysis of Transition Pathways. Sustainability. 2019; 11(2):318.Chicago/Turabian Style
De Haan, Fjalar J.; Rogers, Briony C. 2019. "The Multi-Pattern Approach for Systematic Analysis of Transition Pathways." Sustainability 11, no. 2: 318.
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