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Derk Loorbach

Derk Loorbach

 

Professor & Director
+31 (0)10-408 8775
loorbach@drift.eur.nl
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Derk Loorbach is director of DRIFT and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Derk is one of the founders of the transition management approach as new form of governance for sustainable development. He has over one hundred publications in this area and has been involved as an action researcher in numerous transition processes with government, business, civil society and science. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker in and outside Europe.

Recent publications
      • Loorbach, D., Avelino, F., Haxeltine, A., Wittmayer, J., O'Riordan, T., Weaver, P., & Kemp, R. (2016). The economic crisis as a game changer? Exploring the role of social construction in sustainability transitions. Ecology and Society, 21(4)
      • Werberloff, L., Brown, R. and Loorbach, D. (2016) Pathways of system transformation: Strategic agency to support regime change. Environmental Science & Policy, 66: 119-128.
      • Wittmayer, J. M., Avelino, F., van Steenbergen, F., & Loorbach, D. (2016). Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Available online 10 October 2016, ISSN 2210-4224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2016.10.003
      • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N., and Huffenreuter, L.R. (2015) Transition management: Taking stock from governance experimentation. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 58: 48-66.
      • Ernst, L., de Graaf-Van Dinther, R., Peek, G. J., & Loorbach, D. A. (2016). Sustainable urban transformation and sustainability transitions; conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, 2988-2999.
      • Bosman, R., Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N. and Pretorius, T. (2014) Discursive regime dynamics in the Dutch energy transition. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, 13: 49-59.
      • Jhagroe, S. and Loorbach, D. (2014) See no evil, hear no evil: The democratic potential of transition management. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 15: 65-83.
      • Frantzeskaki, N., Wittmayer, J. and Loorbach, D. (2014) The role of partnerships in ‘realising’ urban sustainability in Rotterdam's City Ports Area, The Netherlands. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65 : 406-417.

Book Chapters:

      • Loorbach, D., Wittmayer, J.M., Shiroyama, H., Fujino, J. and Mizuguchi, S. (2016) Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions. European and Asia Experiences. Tokyo: Springer Japan.
      • Loorbach, D. and Shiroyama, H. (2016) The Challenge of Sustainable Urban Development and Transforming Cities. In: Loorbach, D., Wittmayer, J.M., Shiroyama, H., Fujino, J. and Mizuguchi, S. (eds) Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions. European and Asia Experiences. Tokyo: Springer Japan, pp. 3-12.
      • Rotmans, J., Loorbach, D. and Kemp, R. (2016), Complexity and Transition Management, in: De Roo, G. and Hillier, J. Complexity and planning: Systems, assemblages and simulations. Routledge, 2016.
      • Wittmayer, J. M., & Loorbach, D. (2016). Governing transitions in cities: Fostering alternative ideas, practices, and social relations through transition management. Governance of urban sustainability transitions (pp. 13-32) Springer Japan.
      • Loorbach, D., Huffenreuter, R.L., Frantzeskaki, N. and Rotmans, J. (2015) Managing Transitions to Sustainable Provision of Global Public Goods. In: Evans, J.W. and Davies, R. (eds) Too global to fail. The World Bank at the Intersection of National and Global Public Policy in 2025. Washington: The Worldbank, pp. 233-261.
      • Loorbach, D., Rotmans, J. and Lijnis Huffenreuter, R. (2014) eds. Ondernemen in transitie; bedrijfstransities als nieuw model voor duurzaam ondernemen. Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming.

Other

All publications
  • Loorbach, D., Avelino, F., Haxeltine, A., Wittmayer, J., O'Riordan, T., Weaver, P., & Kemp, R. (2016). The economic crisis as a game changer? Exploring the role of social construction in sustainability transitions. Ecology and Society, 21(4)
  • Werberloff, L., Brown, R. and Loorbach, D. (2016) Pathways of system transformation: Strategic agency to support regime change. Environmental Science & Policy, 66: 119-128.
  • Christopher Luederitz, Niko Schäpke, Arnim Wiek, Daniel J. Lang, Matthias Bergmann, Joannette J. Bos, Sarah Burch, Anna Davies, James Evans, Ariane König, Megan A. Farrelly, Nigel Forrest, Niki Frantzeskaki, Robert B. Gibson, Braden Kay, Derk Loorbach, Kes McCormick, Oliver Parodi, Felix Rauschmayer, Uwe Schneidewind, Michael Stauffacher, Franziska Stelzer, Gregory Trencher, Johannes Venjakob, Philip J. Vergragt, Henrik von Wehrden, Frances R. Westley, Learning through evaluation – A tentative evaluative scheme for sustainability transition experiments, Journal of Cleaner Production, Available online 3 September 2016, ISSN 0959-6526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.005.
  • Wittmayer, J. M., Avelino, F., van Steenbergen, F., & Loorbach, D. (2016). Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Available online 10 October 2016, ISSN 2210-4224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2016.10.003
  • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N., and Huffenreuter, L.R. (2015) Transition management: Taking stock from governance experimentation. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 58: 48-66.
  • Ernst, L., de Graaf-Van Dinther, R., Peek, G. J., & Loorbach, D. A. (2016). Sustainable urban transformation and sustainability transitions; conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, 2988-2999.
  • Bosman, R., Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N. and Pretorius, T. (2014) Discursive regime dynamics in the Dutch energy transition. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, 13: 49-59.
  • Jhagroe, S. and Loorbach, D. (2014) See no evil, hear no evil: The democratic potential of transition management. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 15: 65-83.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Wittmayer, J. and Loorbach, D. (2014) The role of partnerships in ‘realising’ urban sustainability in Rotterdam's City Ports Area, The Netherlands. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65 : 406-417.
  • Brown, R., Farrelly, M. and Loorbach, D. (2013) Actors working the institutions in sustainability transitions: The case of Melbourne’s stormwater management. Global Environmental Change, 23: 701-718
  • Nevens, F., Frantzeskaki, N., Gorissen, L. and Loorbach, D. (2013) Urban Transition Labs: co-creating transformative action for sustainable cities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 50: 111-122.
  • Miller, T. R., Wiek, A., Sarewitz, D., Robinson, J., Olsson, L., Kriebel, D. and Loorbach, D. (2013) The future of sustainability science: a solutions-oriented research agenda. Sustainability Science, 9: 239-246.
  • Loorbach, D. and Wijsman, K. (2013) Business transition management: exploring a new role for business in sustainability transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 45: 20-28.
  • Loorbach, D. and Lijnis Huffenreuter, R. (2013) Exploring the economic crisis from a transition management perspective. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 6: 35-46.
  • Galaz, V., Biermann, F., Crona, B., Loorbach, D., Folke, C., Olsson, P., Nilsson, M., Allouche, J., Persson, Å. and Reischl, G. (2012) ‘Planetary boundaries’ — exploring the challenges for global environmental governance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (1): 80-87.
  • Koppenjan, J., Frantzeskaki, N., Loorbach, D., Charles. M.B. and Neal, N. (2012) Introductory editorial. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15 (1/2):1-18.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Loorbach, D. and Meadowcroft, J. (2012) Governing societal transitions to sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15 (1/2): 19-36.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Koppenjan, J., Loorbach, D. and Ryan, N. (2012) Concluding editorial: Sustainability transitions and their governance: Lessons and next-step challenges. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15 (1/2): 173-186.
  • Westley F, Olsson P, Homer-Dixon T, Vredenburg, H., Loorbach, D., Thompson, J., Nilsson, M., Lambin, E., Sendzimir, J., Banerjee, B., Galaz, V. and Leeuw, S. van der (2011) Tipping toward sustainability: Emerging pathways of transformation. Ambio, 40: 762-780.
  • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N. and Thissen, W. (2010) Introduction to special section: Infrastructures and transitions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 77: 1195-1202.
  • Frantzeskaki, N. and Loorbach, D. (2010) Towards governing infrasystem transitions. Reinforcing lock-in or facilitating change?Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 77: 1292–1301.
  • Loorbach, D. and Rotmans, J. (2010) The practice of transition management; examples and lessons from four distinct cases. Futures, 42: 237–246
  • Loorbach, D. (2010) Transition Management for Sustainable Development: a Prescriptive, Complexity-Based Governance Framework. Governance and International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 23: 161-183.
  • Van Buuren, A. and Loorbach, D. (2009) Policy innovation in isolation? Public Management Review, 11 (3): 375-392.
  • Rotmans, J. and Loorbach, D. (2009) Complexity and Transition Management. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 13 (2): 184-196.
  • Loorbach, D., Van Bakel, J., Whiteman, G. and Rotmans, J. (2009) Business strategies for transitions to sustainable systems. Business Strategy and the Environment, 19(2): 133-146.
  • Loorbach, D. and Yamaguchi, Y. (2008) Transition Management for Sustainable Development: Theory and Practices from Europe. Environmental Information Service, 37(1): 51-55. (In Japanese).
  • Loorbach, D., Van der Brugge, R. and Taanman, M. (2008) Governance in the energy transition: practice of transition management in the Netherlands. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 9 (2/3): 294-315.
  • Loorbach, D. (2007). In search of governance for sustainable development. Sustainability: science, practice and policy, 3 (2): 1-4.
  • Kemp, R., Rotmans, J. and Loorbach, D. (2007) Assessing the Dutch Energy Transition Policy: How Does it Deal with Dilemmas of Managing Transitions? Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 9(3): 315 - 331.
  • Kemp, R., Loorbach, D. and Rotmans, J. (2007) Transition management as a model for managing processes of co-evolution towards sustainable development. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 14: 1-15.
  • Vellema, S., Loorbach, D. and van Notten, P. (2006) Strategic transparency between food chain and society. Production planning and control, 17(6): 624-632.
  • Rotmans, J., Loorbach, D. and van der Brugge, R. (2005) Transitiemanagement en duurzame ontwikkeling; co-evolutionaire sturing in het licht van complexiteit. Beleidswetenschap 19(2): 3-23.
  • Van der Brugge, R., Rotmans, J. and Loorbach, D. (2005) The transition in Dutch water management. Regional Environmental Change Volume 5: 164-176.

Book (Chapters)

  • Loorbach, D., Wittmayer, J.M., Shiroyama, H., Fujino, J. and Mizuguchi, S. (2016) Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions. European and Asia Experiences. Tokyo: Springer Japan.
  • Loorbach, D. and Shiroyama, H. (2016) The Challenge of Sustainable Urban Development and Transforming Cities. In: Loorbach, D., Wittmayer, J.M., Shiroyama, H., Fujino, J. and Mizuguchi, S. (eds) Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions. European and Asia Experiences. Tokyo: Springer Japan, pp. 3-12.
  • Rotmans, J., Loorbach, D. and Kemp, R. (2016), Complexity and Transition Management, in: De Roo, G. and Hillier, J. Complexity and planning: Systems, assemblages and simulations. Routledge, 2016.
  • Wittmayer, J. M., & Loorbach, D. (2016). Governing transitions in cities: Fostering alternative ideas, practices, and social relations through transition management. Governance of urban sustainability transitions (pp. 13-32) Springer Japan.
  • Loorbach, D., Huffenreuter, R.L., Frantzeskaki, N. and Rotmans, J. (2015) Managing Transitions to Sustainable Provision of Global Public Goods. In: Evans, J.W. and Davies, R. (eds) Too global to fail. The World Bank at the Intersection of National and Global Public Policy in 2025. Washington: The Worldbank, pp. 233-261.
  • Loorbach, D., Rotmans, J. and Lijnis Huffenreuter, R. (2014) eds. Ondernemen in transitie; bedrijfstransities als nieuw model voor duurzaam ondernemen. Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Avelino, F. and Loorbach, D. (2013) Outliers or Frontrunners? Exploring the (Self-) Governance of Community-Owned Sustainable Energy in Scotland and the Netherlands. In: Michalena, E. and Hills, J.M. (eds.) Renewable Energy Governance, complexities and challenges. London: Springer, pp. 101-116.
  • Loorbach, D. (2013) A transition perspective on sustainable chemistry: the need for smart governance? In: Genserik, L., Reniers, L., Sorensen, K. and Vrancken, K. (eds.) Management principles of sustainable industrial chemistry: theories concepts and industrial examples for achieving sustainable chemical products and processes from a non-technological viewpoint. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.
  • Van Eijndhoven, J., Frantzeskaki, N., and Loorbach, D. (2013) Connecting long and short-term via envisioning in transition arenas. In: Edelenbos, J., Bressers, N., and Scholten, P. (Eds.) Connective Capacity in Water Governance. London: Ashgate Publications, pp. 172-190.
  • Henneman, P., Loorbach, D., Timmerman, D. (2012) eds. Burgermeesterboek. Lokaal en duurzaam innoveren voor iedereen. Assen: Koninklijke van Gorcum.
  • Verbong, G., Loorbach, D. (2012) eds. Governing the energy transition; reality, illusion or necessity? New York: Routlegde.
  • Verbong, G. and Loorbach, D. (2012) Introduction. In: Verbong, G., Loorbach, D. (eds) Governing the energy transition; reality, illusion or necessity? New York: Routledge, pp. 1-23.
  • Van der Loo, F. and Loorbach, D. (2012) The Dutch energy transition project 2000-2009. In: Verbong, G., Loorbach, D. (eds) Governing the energy transition; reality, illusion or necessity? New York: Routledge, pp. 220-250.
  • Loorbach, D. and Verbong, G. (2012) Conclusion: Is governance of the energy transition a reality, illusion or a necessity? In: Verbong, G., Loorbach, D. (eds) Governing the energy transition; reality, illusion or necessity? New York: Routledge, pp. 317-335.
  • Jäger, J., Patel, N., Ryabinin, V., Kharecha, P., Reynolds, J., Hislop, L., Rockström, J., Githeko, A., Dube, P., Frantzeskaki, N., Loorbach, D., Rotmans, J., Alekseev, G., Gaddis, B. and Ye, J. (2012) An Earth Systems Perspective. In: UNEP GEO 5 - Global Environmental Outlook, Environment for the future we want. Malta: United Nations Environment Programme, pp. 193-214.
  • Loorbach, D. and Frantzeskaki, N. (2012) Why taking complexity seriously implies a paradigm shift for policy studies. In: Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (eds.) COMPACT I: Public Administration in Complexity, pp. 327-345.
  • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N. and Thissen, W. (2011) A transition research perspective on governance for sustainability. In: Jaeger, C., Tabara, J.D. and Jaeger, J. (eds.) European research on sustainable development - Volume 1: Transformative science approaches for sustainability, pp. 73-89.
  • Grin, J., Rotmans, J. and Schot, J. with Loorbach, D. and Geels, F.W. (2010) eds. Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change. New York: Routledge.
  • Rotmans, J. and Loorbach, D. (2008) Transition management: reflexive governance of societal complexity through searching, learning and experimenting. In: van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. and Bruinsma, F.R. (eds.) Managing the Transition to Renewable Energy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher, pp. 15-46.
  • Loorbach, D. (2007) Transition management: new mode of governance for sustainable development. Utrecht: International Books.
  • Loorbach, D. and Kemp, R. (2007) Transition management for the Dutch energy transition: the multilevel governance aspects. In: van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. and Bruinsma, F.R. (eds.) Managing the Transition to Renewable Energy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher.
  • Loorbach, D. and J. Rotmans (2006) Managing transitions for sustainable development. In: Olsthoorn, X and Wieczorek, A.J. (eds.) Understanding Industrial transformation: views from different disciplines. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 187-206.
  • Parto, S., Loorbach, D., Lansink, A. and Kemp, R. (2006) Transitions and institutional change: The case of the Dutch waste subsystem. In: Parto, S. and Herbert-Copley, B. (eds.) Industrial Innovation and Environmental Regulation. New York: United Nations University Press, pp. 233-257.
  • Kemp, R. and Loorbach, D. (2006) Transition management: a reflexive governance approach. In: Voss, J., Kemp, R. and Bauknecht, D. (eds.) Reflexive Governance for sustainable development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Loorbach, D. (2005) Transition management: governance for sustainability. In: Van den burg, S., Spaargaren, G. and Waaijers, H. (eds.) Wetenschap met beleid, beleid met wetenschap. Wageningen: Wageningen Universiteit.
  • Van der Brugge, R. and Loorbach, D. (2005) A heuristic framework for transition dynamics. In: Van den burg, S., Spaargaren, G. and Waaijers, H. (eds.) Wetenschap met beleid, beleid met wetenschap. Wageningen: Wageningen Universiteit.
  • Kemp, R. and Loorbach, D. (2005) Dutch policies to manage the transition to sustainable energy. In: Beckenbach, F., Hampicke, U., Leipert, C., Meran, G., Minsch, J., Nutzinger, H.G., Pfriem, R., Weimann, J., Wirl, F. and Witt, U. (eds.) Jahrbuch Okologische Okonomik: Band 4: Innovationen und Nachhaltigkeit. Marburg: Metropolis Verlag, pp. 123-151.

 

Other

  • Loorbach, D. (2016), Durven Bibliotheken de transitie aan? , bijdrage in DURF, CUBISS,
  • Loorbach, D., (2016), Column op Vers Beton over het sociale domein: De ombouw van het sociale domein is een generatieproject
  • Interview op Vers Beton over nieuwe definitie van werk: We hebben een nieuwe definite van werken nodig
  • Loorbach, D. (2015), De nieuwe transformatie en sturingspanarchie, Het Potentieel, Vol. 2,
  • Loorbach, D. & Van Steenbergen, F. (2016), Het lokale als Strijdtoneel voor politieke transities, Christen Democratische Verkenningen, Boom Uitgeverij Amsterdam
  • Bosman, R. and Loorbach, D. (2015) Hoe een heftig schommelende olieprijs fossiele energie langzaam overbodig maakt. In: De Correspondent, 2 februari 2015.
  • Bosman, R., Rotmans, J., Loorbach, D. en C. Roorda (2015) Uw pensioen vormt ongewild een gevaar voor de toekomst. Volkskrant, 16 maart. Opinie.
  • Bosman, R. & Loorbach, D. (2015), De energietransitie word teen slagveld, In: Het Idee, Van Mierlostichting, jun/jul 2015, pp 16-22,
  • Loorbach, D. & Lijnis Huffenreuter, R. (2015), Trillions in Transition: Growing our Way out of Climate Change?, blog post at CEPII
  • Loorbach, D. (2015), de twee gezichten van stadsontwikkeling, gastcolumn op Cityportal,
  • Loorbach, D. en Van Steenbergen, F. (2015), Bijdrage op Vers Beton over de ontwikkelingen in Carnisse: Carnissetuin tegen de vlakte voor groen wonen
  • Loorbach, D. (2015), Bijdrage op Vers Beton over transitiedenken: Kantelen of transitie?
  • Interview op de Correspondent, ‘Hoe duurzaamheid een duurzame samenleving in de weg staat (en wat eraan te doen)', 2015
  • Bosman, R. en D. Loorbach (2015) What is de ideal price for the energy transition?
  • Loorbach, D. (2014) Transitiedenken actueler dan ooit. In: Tijdschrift Milieu. 2014(7): 16-17.
  • Avelino, F. Wittmayer, J., Haxeltine, A., Kemp, R., O’Riordan, T., Weaver, P., Loorbach, D. and Rotmans, J. (2014) Game-changers and Transformative Social Innovation. The Case of the Economic Crisis and the New Economy, TRANSIT working paper, TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169
  • Loorbach, D., Jhagroe, S. and Roorda, C. (2013) Transitiekritiek en kritische duurzaamheidstransities. In: Oikos 67. 2013(4): 63-72
  • Bosman, R., Avelino, F., Jhagroe, S., Loorbach, D., Diercks, G., Verschuurd, G. and van der Heijden, J. (2013) Energielente op komst? De (on)macht van bottom-up en top-down in de energietransitie. DRIFT essay.
  • Loorbach, D. (2012) Wankelende wereldorde: de onvermijdelijk verandering.
  • Loorbach, D. en J. Rotmans (2012) Transities & transitiemanagement. Oorsprong, status en toekomst. Rotterdam: DRIFT essay.
  • Van Elburg, J.C. and Loorbach, D. (2011) Afscheid van kernenergie in Nederland. In: Milieu 2011(3):14-16
  • Loorbach, D. and Rotmans, J. (2010) Transitiebeleid voor een energierevolutie. Milieu 2010 (3): 38-39
  • Loorbach, D. and Rotmans, J. (2009) Research and practice of sustainability transitions in the Netherlands. Zeitschrift fur soziale Technik. 19 (4): 13-16.
  • Rotmans, J., Loorbach, D., and Verbong, G.P.J. (2007) Energietransitie: zoeken, leren en experimenteren. Energie+ 27(1): 24-27.
  • Vellema, S.R., Loorbach, D., Nooten, D. van, Stijnen, D.A.J.M., Stel, J., Heijden, C.H.T.M. van der and Sijtsma, L. (2004) The salmon sandwich: achieving strategic transparency in food chains. Den Bosch: KLICT working paper.