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Research articles by theme

Please find below some examples of recent articles that exemplify the main themes of my work. However, please note that this list is not exhaustive and I am not able to update it regularly. The websites listed in the Research Projects page update information regularly. My Google Scholar profile is a good reference too. If you cannot access any publication, contact me.


Climate change politics

Castán Broto, V., 2020. Climate change politics and the urban contexts of messy governmentalities. Territory, Politics, Governance, 8(2), pp.241-258.

Castán Broto, V. and Westman, L.K., 2020. Ten years after Copenhagen: Reimagining climate change governance in urban areas. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11(4), p.e 643.


Climate       urbanism

Castán Broto, V. and Robin, E., 2020. Climate urbanism as critical urban theory. Urban Geography, pp.1-6.

Robin, E. and Castán Broto, V., 2020. Towards a postcolonial perspective on climate urbanism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.


Energy access and energy transitions

Castán Broto, V., Maria de Fátima, S.R. and Guibrunet, L., 2020. Energy profiles among urban elite households in Mozambique: Explaining the persistence of charcoal in urban areas. Energy Research & Social Science, 65, p.101478.

Castán Broto, V., Baptista, I., Kirshner, J., Smith, S. and Alves, S.N., (2018). Energy justice and sustainability transitions in Mozambique. Applied Energy, 228, pp.645-655.


Energy landscapes

Castán Broto, V. and Sanzana Calvet, M., 2020. Sacrifice zones and the construction of urban energy landscapes in Concepción, Chile. Journal of Political Ecology, 27(1), pp.279-299.

Kirshner, J., Castán Broto, V. and Baptista, I., 2020. Energy landscapes in Mozambique: The role of the extractive industries in a post-conflict environment. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 52(6), pp.1051-1071.


Multi-scalar climate politics

Lo, K. and Castán Broto, V., 2019. Co-benefits, contradictions, and multi-level governance of low-carbon experimentation: Leveraging solar energy for sustainable development in China. Global Environmental Change, 59, p.101993.

Westman, L.K., Castán Broto, V. and Huang, P., 2019. Revisiting multi-level governance theory: Politics and innovation in the urban climate transition in Rizhao, China. Political Geography, 70, pp.14-23.


Urban transitions in China

Castán Broto, V., Mah, D., Zhang, F., Huang, P., Lo, K. and Westman, L., 2020. Spatiotemporal perspectives on urban energy transitions: a comparative study of three cities in China. Urban Transformations, 2(1), pp.1-23.

Huang, P., Castán Broto, V. and Westman, L.K., 2020. Emerging dynamics of public participation in climate governance: A case study of solar energy application in Shenzhen, China. Environmental Policy and Governance.


The infrastructure nexus in Bangalore

Castán Broto, V., Sudhira, H.S. and Unnikrishnan, H., WALK THE PIPELINE: Urban Infrastructure Landscapes in Bengaluru's Long Twentieth Century. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Unnikrishnan, H., Nagendra, H. and Castán Broto, V., 2020. Water governance and the colonial urban project: the Dharmambudhi lake in Bengaluru, India. Urban Geography, pp.1-26.


Coproduction and intersectionality

Sawas, A., Castán Broto, V., Anwar, N.H. and Rehman, A., 2020. Intersectional coproduction and infrastructural violence: experiences from Pakistan. Community Development Journal, 55(1), pp.83-101.

Castán Broto, V. and Neves Alves, S., (2018). Intersectionality challenges for the co-production of urban services: notes for a theoretical and methodological agenda. Environment and Urbanization.


Local agencies     for change

Castán Broto, V., Trencher, G., Iwaszuk, E., & Westman, L. (2018). Transformative capacity and local action for urban sustainability. Ambio. Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 449–462.

Padan, Y., Castán Broto, V., Roberts, D., and Rendell, J. (2020) A 'Minifesta' as the Promise of Collective Voice. AXON Creative Explorations. Vol 10, No 2, December 2020.

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