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Niki Frantzeskaki

Associate Professor
+31 (0)10-4088674
frantzeskaki@drift.eur.nl

 

Dr. Niki Frantzeskaki was born in Chania, Crete-Greece in 1980 and graduated Environmental Engineering at TU Crete (Greece) with honours in 2003. Her master studies were realized at TU Delft (The Netherlands) where she graduated a Master of Science on Engineering and Policy Analysis with honours in 2005.

 

From 2006 until 2010, she was a PhD candidate at the TU Delft on research of transition dynamics.  She graduated her PhD in November 2011 on the topic “Dynamics of transitions: Driving Forces and Feedback Loops”  with TU Delft, Policy Analysis Section. She joined Drift in April 2010.

 

Selected publications

Journal publications (peer reviewed)

 

  • Gorissen, L., Spira, F., Meyers, E., Velkering, P., and Frantzeskaki, N., (2016), Moving towards systemic change? Investigating acceleration dynamics of urban sustainability transitions in the Belgian City of Genk, Journal of Cleaner Production, Article in Press.
  • Keith Tidball, Niki Frantzeskaki & Thomas Elmqvist, (2016), Traps! An introduction to expanding thinking on persistent maladaptive states in pursuit of resilience, Sustainability Science, 11(6), 861-866, DOI 10.1007/s11625-016-0398-9
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Kabisch, N., and McPhearson, T., (2016), Advancing urban environmental governance: Understanding theories, practices and processes shaping urban sustainability and resilience, Environmental Science and Policy, 62, 1-6.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., and Kabisch, N., (2016), Designing a knowledge co-production operating space for urban environmental governance – Lessons from Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Berlin, Germany, Environmental Science and Policy, 62, 90-98.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Jhagroe, S., and Howlett, M., (2016), Greening the state? The framing of sustainability in Dutch infrastructure governance, Environmental Science and Policy, 58, 123-130.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Grin, J.,  and Thissen, W., (2016), Drifting between transitions, The case of the Greek environmental transition in relation to the river Acheloos Diversion project, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 275-286, DOI information: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.09.007.
  • Poustie, M., Frantzeskaki, N., and Brown, R., (2016) A transition scenario for leapfrogging to a sustainable urban water future in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 105, April 2016, pp. 129–139 doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.12.008.
  • Kabisch, N., Frantzeskaki, N., Artmann, M., Davis, M., Haase, D., Knapp, S. Korn, H., Naumann, S., Pauleit, S., Stadler, J., Zaunberger, K.,  Bonn, A. et al. (2016), Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas –perspectives on indicators, knowledge gaps, opportunities and barriers for action, Ecology and Society, 21 (2):39. [online]
  • Pacia Díaz, Paul Stanek, Niki Frantzeskaki, Daniel H. Yeh, (2016), Shifting paradigms, changing waters: A Case for Transitioning to Integrated Urban Water Management in the Coastal City of Dunedin, USA, Sustainable Cities and Societies
  • Landorelle, N., Frantzeskaki, N., and Haase, D., (2016), Mapping transition potential with stakeholder and policy-driven scenarios in Rotterdam City, Ecological Indicators
  • Wolfram, M., and Frantzeskaki, N, (2016), Cities and Systemic Change for Sustainability: Prevailing Epistemologies and an Emerging Research Agenda, Sustainability, 8, DOI: 10.3390.
  • Kremer, P., Z. Hamstead, D. Haase, T. McPhearson, N. Frantzeskaki, E. Andersson, N. Kabisch, N. Larondelle, E. L. Rall, A. Voigt, F. Baró, C. Bertram, E. Gómez-Baggethun, R. Hansen, A. Kaczorowska, J.-H. Kain, J. Kronenberg, J. Langemeyer, S. Pauleit, K. Rehdanz, M. Schewenius, C. Van Ham, D. Wurster and T. Elmqvist. (2016), Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research. Ecology and Society 21 (2):29. [online]
  • Michalena, E., and Frantzeskaki, N., (2013), The Hellenic energy transition, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80(4), 977-991.
  • Nevens, F., Frantzeskaki, N., Loorbach, D., Gorissen, L. (2013), Urban Transition Labs: co-creating transformative action for sustainable cities, Journal of Cleaner Production, 50, 111-122.
  • Ferguson, B., Frantzeskaki, N., and Brown, R., (2013), A strategic program for transitioning to a water sensitive citiy, Landscape and Urban Planning, 117, 32-45.
  • Simanjuntak, I., Frantzeskaki, N., Enserink, B., and Ravesteijn, W., (2012), Evaluating Jakarta’s Flood Defense Governance: the impact of political and institutional reforms, Water Policy, 14, pp.561-580.
  • Yarime, M., Trencher, G, Mino, T., Scholz, R.W., Olsson, L., Ness, B., Frantzeskaki, N., and Rotmans, J., (2012), Establishing sustainability science in higher education institutions: towards an integration of academic development, institutionalization, and collaborations with stakeholders, Sustainability Science, Vol.7, Issue 1, pp. 101-113.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Koppenjan, J, Loorbach, D., Ryan, N., Charles, M., (2012), Theoretical and empirical contributions to an understanding of the governability of system transitions to sustainability – Lessons and next-step challenges , International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2012 Vol 15 Nos ½, pp.173-186. (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=25&year=2012&vol=15&issue=1/2)
  • Koppenjan, J., Frantzeskaki, N., Ryan, N., Loorbach, D., Charles, M., (2012), Governing System Transitions towards Sustainable Development: Theoretical and empirical explorations, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2012 Vol 15 Nos ½ pp.1-18.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Loorbach, D., and Meadowcroft, J., (2012), Governing transitions to sustainability: Transition management as a governance approach towards pursuing sustainability, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2012 Vol 15 Nos ½ pp.19-36.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., and Loorbach, D., (2010), Towards governing infrasystem transitions, Reinforcing lock-in or facilitating change?, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol.77, Issue 8, pp.1292-1301.
  • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N., and Thissen, W., (2010), Introduction to the special section: Infrastructures and Transitions, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol.77, Issue 8, pp.1195-1202.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Slinger, J.H., Vreugdenhil, H., and van Daalen, E., (2010), Social-ecological systems governance: from paradigm to management approach, Nature and Culture, Vol.5, No.1, Spring 2010, pp.84–98.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., and H. de Haan, (2009), Transitions: Two steps from theory to policy, Futures, Vol.41, pp.593-606.
  • Tsoutsos, T., Drandaki, M., Frantzeskaki, N., Iosifidis, E., and I. Kiosses, (2009), Sustainable energy planning by using multicriteria analysis application in the island of Crete, Greece, Energy Policy, Vol.37, pp.1587-1600.
  • G. Kolfschoten, N.Frantzeskaki, A. de Haan, A. Verbraeck, (2008), Collaborative modelling lab to increase learning engagement, Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Center, Volume3 issue2, pp.21-27.
  • Tsoutsos, T., N.Frantzeskaki and V.Gekas, (2005), Environmental Impacts from the Use of Solar Energy Technologies and Technologies to alleviate them in a sustainable perspective, Energy Policy, Vol.33, pp.289-296.
  • T. Manios, K. Maniadakis, N. Frantzeskaki, E.I. Stentiford, V. Manios, I. Kritsotakis, N. Sakkas, and G. Dialynas (2003), Pilot scale sewage sludge composting in the Island of Crete, Greece, Biocycle, Vol. 44 (6), pp.53-55.
  • E. Lagoudianaki, T. Manios, M. Geniatakis, N. Frantzeskaki, and V. Manios (2003), Odour control in evaporation ponds treating olive mill wastewater through the use of Ca(OH)2, Journal of Environmental, Science and Health – Part A, Vol.38, No.11, pp.2537-2547.

 

Books & Bookchapters

 

  • Van Eijndhoven, J., Frantzeskaki, N., and Loorbach, D., (2013), Connecting long and short-term via envisioning in transition arenas, as Chapter 9, in: Edelenbos, J., Bressers, N., and Scholten, P., (Eds), Connective Capacity in Water Governance, Ashgate Publications: London, pp. 172-190.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., and Walker, W., (2013), Concepts and Methods of policy analysis, 261-272, in Thissen, W.A.H., and Warren, W., (Eds), Public Policy Analysis: New Developments, International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Springer: Berlin, ISBN-10: 1461446015.
  • Loorbach, D., and Frantzeskaki, N., (2012), Why taking complexity seriously implies a paradigm shift for policy studies, Chapter 15, in COMPACT I: Public Administration in Complexity, Edited by: Lasse Gerrits & Peter Marks, pp. 327-345
  • Jill Jäger, Neeyati Patel, Vladimir Ryabinin, Pushker Kharecha, James Reynolds, Lawrence Hislop, Johan Rockström, Andrew Githeko, Pauline Dube, Niki Frantzeskaki, Derk Loorbach, Jan Rotmans, Genrikh Alekseev, Benjamin Gaddis, Jiansheng Ye, (2012- Forthcoming), Chapter 7- An earth system perspective, GEO-5. UNEP GEO (Global Environmental Outlook) pp. 193-214 [download: http://www.unep.org/geo/pdfs/geo5/GEO5_report_C7.pdf]
  • Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N., and Thissen, W.H., (2011), A transition research perspective on governance for sustainability, as Chapter 7, in Jaeger, C.C.; Tàbara, J. D., Jaeger, J. (Eds.) European Research on sustainable development, Volume 1: Transformative Science Approaches for Sustainability, pp.73-89, Springer: Berlin Heidelberg.
  • V.Gekas, N.Frantzeskaki and E. Katsivela, (2002), Toxic and hazardous waste management, Tziolas Publications (Book in Greek).
  • S.Gekas and V.Gekas, (2002), Thermodynamics and the environment, Tziolas Publications, 2002 (Book in Greek) (as co-editor).

 

Book reviews

 

  • Frantzeskaki, N., (2010), “Governance for the environment, New perspective”, Magali A. Delmas, Oran R. Young, (Eds.), 2009, Cambridge University Press”, Ecological Economics, Vol.69, Issue 3, Book Review, pp.1883-1884.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., and W.Thissen, (2009), “Rationality and the environment, Decision-making in Environmental Politics and Assessment, Bo Elling, Earthscan London, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-1-84407-524-9, 281 pp.”, Ecological Economics, Vol. 68, Issue 4, Book Review, pp.1270-1272.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., (2009), “Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy, Robert Repetto (Editor), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0-300-11076-0, 292 pp.”, Ecological Economics, Vol. 68, Issue 4, Book Review, pp.1269-1270.

 

Awards & Nominations

 

  • Best Paper Award for the paper: D. Loorbach, N. Frantzeskaki and W.H.Thissen, (2009), A transition research perspective on governance for sustainability, Sustainable Development: A challenge for European Research, EU DG Research, 28-29 May 2009, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Simon Peerdeman Award 2008 for the outstanding contribution to one of the TPM’s Education Programs, Products, or Activities: Using SmartBoards in education, Delft University of Technology, 28 October 2008.

 

Education research papers (peer reviewed)

 

  • N.Frantzeskaki, A.de Haan, and M.de Boer, (2009), Getting prepared for a globalized policy analysis arena: How graduate policy analysis students reflect on the application of policy analysis in their home country, International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 2009), Barcelona, July 6-8, Spain, pp.004322-004330(Eds. L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, I. Candel Torres, International Association of Technology, Education and Development) (ISBN:978-84-612-9802-0) (www.iated.org).)
  • M.L. Brummelink, N. Frantzeskaki, R.G. Klaassen, J.O. Kroesen, E.M. Blom, R.E. Kooij, D.I. Stadler, (2009), One Thousand Flowers in Delft – A bottom-up approach to improve teaching for international students, International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN 2009), Barcelona, July 6-8, Spain, pp. 004331-004337 (Eds. L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, I. Candel Torres, International Association of Technology, Education and Development) (ISBN:978-84-612-9802-0) (www.iated.org).
  • N.Frantzeskaki, A. de Haan, O. Di Ruggero and G.L. Kolfschoten, (2009), Lessons learned from a multi-modal conceptual modelling course – The “Introduction to policy analysis” course’s experience as a successful grassroots project of the Delft University of Technology, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2009), 9-11 March, Valencia, Spain, pp.004556-0044564 (ISBN 978-84-612-7578-6)
  • G.L. Kolfschoten, Duivenvoorde, G., Frantzeskaki, N., A. de Haan, and A. Verbraeck, (2009), Collaborative Modeling Lab to increase Learning Engagement; Comparing Manual modeling with Interactive Whiteboards, 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42 2009), 5-8 January 2009, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, IEEE Computer Society Press. (www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/apahome42.htm)

 

Reports

 

  • Frantzeskaki, N., Win, A., Laing, D., McCorquodale, S., Leslie, A., Smith, A., and Paterson, I., (2012), MUSIC for sustainable Aberdeen: Report on Workshop Outputs, Volume 1, 18 July 2012, Aberdeen City Council and MUSIC project.
  • Poustie, M., Frantzeskaki, N., Deletic, A., and Brown, R., (2012), Port Vila’s transition to sustainable urban water management, Workshop Series Report, November 2012.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., Ferguson, B.C., Skinner, R. and Brown, R.R. (2012) Guidance Manual: Key steps for implementing a strategic planning process for transformative change. Dutch Research Institute For Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Melbourne, August 2012, ISBN 978-1-921912-14-6.
  • Ferguson, B.C., Frantzeskaki, N., Skinner, R. and Brown, R.R. (2012) Melbourne’s Transition to a Water Sensitive City: Recommendations for Strategic Action. Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 978-1-921912-13-9.
  • Ferguson, B.C., Frantzeskaki, N., Skinner, R. and Brown, R.R. (2012) Melbourne’s Transition to a Water Sensitive City: Yarra Valley Cluster Workshop Series. Dutch Research Institute For Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Melbourne, August 2012, ISBN 978-1-921912-16-0.
  • Ferguson, B.C., Frantzeskaki, N., Skinner, R. and Brown, R.R. (2012) Melbourne’s Transition to a Water Sensitive City: South East Cluster Workshop Series. Dutch Research Institute For Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Melbourne, August 2012, ISBN 978-1-921912-15-3.

 

Technical Advisory Reports

 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Study entitled “Observation and Modeling of the Environmental Intrusions (Odour Intrusion) of Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chania”, employed by the Board of Enquiry of Kumpeli Region (NGO Association), Chania (July – September 2000).

 

Research projects

 

  • URBES (ERA-NET Biodiversa project) (2011-2014) (www.urbesproject.org)
  • NGI – Civic model for energy infrasystems stewardship (2011-2013)
  • WORLD BANK PROJECT “Global sustainability transitions of our oceans?” (2012-2013)
  • MUSIC (FP7 Interreg) (www.themusicproject.eu) (2010-2014) (www.themusicproject.eu)
  • RESHARE (FP7 project) (www.reshare.nu) (2010)
  • Participate and contribute to the FP7 project: Tender RTD12/0801 “Monitoring the FP7 contribution to sustainable development” as member of the TU Delft team (2009)
  • “tempQsim” FP5 European Research Program, {TEMPQSIM (EVK1-CT-2002-00112): Evaluation and improvement of water quality models for application to temporary waters in Southern European catchments}, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece (November 2002 – July 2003)

Education

 

  • 2008-2010: Lecturer, MSc Program Engineering and Policy Analysis, TU Delft, The Netherlands (Course: Introduction to policy analysis – currently entitled: Principles of Policy analysis)
  • 2005-2008: Teaching Supervisor and Group Assistant, MSc Program Engineering and Policy Analysis, TU Delft, The Netherlands (Course: Continuous System Modeling)
  • 2004: Student Mentor for Master Students of MSc Program Engineering and Policy Analysis, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2001-2002: Teaching assistant, TU Crete, Greece (Course: Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management)