'Indispensable reading for students, policymakers and providers of urban infrastructures.'Roger Keil, Professor and Director, City Institute, York University, Toronto'An authoritative and, above all, innovative and insightful account of the role of institutions, what they do and how they are governed to make sure that the infrastructures that make cities thrive keep on delivering what we expect them to do.'Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester'In bringing together these rich and stimulating studies of the roles of intermediaries in utility sectors, leading scholars Guy, Marvin, Medd and Moss provide yet another ground-breaking contribution to the study of the governance of change in urban infrastructure networks.'Olivier Coutard, Director, French National Centre for Scientific Research/CNRS and Director of LATTS (Research Centre on Technologies, Territories and Societies), France'A much welcomed contribution to sustainability transitions research. It successfully tackles two very central challenges: seriously addressing 'agency' and 'place' without loosing sight of systemic interdependencies. The book breaks new ground for future research in both respects.'Bernhard Truffer, Director of Cirus, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology'This important book casts light on the more and less visible intermediary agents that govern the socio-technical processes of urban life today. It will be indispensable reading for students, policymakers and providers of urban infrastructures alike.'Roger Keil, Professor and Director, City Institute, York University, Toronto
Simon Guy is Professor and Director of Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) at The University of Manchester, UK. Simon Marvin is Professor and Co-Director at the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, University of Salford, UK. Will Medd is a Lecturer in Human Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK. Timothy Moss is Deputy Director at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner, Germany.